A Priest Who Walked The Walk


Last night.

The news was announced of the death of Fr Tony Coote, patient advocate, charity fundraiser and the administrator of Mount Merrion and Kilmacud parishes in Dublin,

Chief Executive of the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association Róisín Duffy paid tribute to Fr Coote.

She said: “From the moment he was diagnosed, Fr Tony Coote not only bore his illness with tremendous dignity, he also became a tireless advocate for everyone living with MND“.

Fr Coote undertook a 550km walk from Donegal to Cork last year, called ‘Walk While You Can’, raising €600,000.

Priest who raised funds for motor neuron research dies (RTÉ)

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3 thoughts on “A Priest Who Walked The Walk

  1. Ian-O

    RIP to him and well done for him, even in the middle of his own suffering, to try to help others.

    A sad and yet still uplifting story.

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