Tag Archives: Michael Cleary


On this day in 1979, Eamonn Casey and Michael Cleary were the warmup act for Pope John Paul II in Ballybrit, Galway.

They wanted to bind us together.

He told us he loved us.

Good times.

Watch in full here.

Previously: Where Were You When We Were Getting High?


He Wore Protection

From 1984, Father Michael Cleary was one of five churchmen who took part in a charity Church v State Celebrity Challenge motor race in the Phoenix Park.

Fianna Fáil leader Charles Haughey started the race after arriving in a vintage Rolls Royce.

Participants included Liam Cosgrave.

The race was won by TD Michael Keating, racing for the Stanhope Centre for Alcoholism, who celebrated with champagne.

Good times.

Watch here.