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Nenagh mural proposed for Fr Alec Reid

Wednesday, 5th August, 2020 3:58pm
Nenagh mural proposed for Fr Alec Reid

The late Father Alec Reid

Nenagh mural proposed for Fr Alec Reid

The late Father Alec Reid

Cathaoirleach of Nenagh Municipal District Cllr Séamie Morris has asked Tipperary Co Council to commission at mural dedicated to the late Fr Alec Reid as part of the Nenagh 800 celebrations.


Fr Reid (1931 - 2013) grew up in Nenagh and was a prominent hurler with the CBS and Éire Óg before joining the priesthood. Moving in 1961 to Clonard, Belfast, he went on to become a key player in the northern peace process, working with John Hume and Gerry Adams on talks that led directly to the Downing Street Declaration of 1993 and consequently the ceasefire of 1994. He was an independent eyewitness to the arms decommissioning process in the north, and he also helped to broker peace in the Basque region of Spain.


Cllr Morris described the late Fr Reid as "a proud Nenagh man who is known the world over for his role in the peace process. He is affectionately known as 'The Sagart', Chaplain to the peace process".

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