‘Be kind to ourselves to help others’ – Fr Brian

FR BRIAN D’ARCY says a lifetime working as a spiritual counsellor has taught him the value of self-compassion when dealing with mental health and wellbeing. Speaking to “I am Here”, an Irish organisation which aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of workplaces, Fr D’arcy said he believes we have all used up most of our energy in […]

Just one thing! With Fr Brian Darcy

WE WILL soon be entering the 12th month of the 2020/21 global Covid-19 pandemic. The weeks are long and emotions are tested. It feels like the goalposts are forever moving and hopes are constantly raised and dashed. Things feel out of our control and it’s hard to keep morale high when what started off as […]

‘All we have now is the stuff that matters’

AS the coronavirus takes grip across the country one of Fermanagh’s best known clerics has admitted he is missing home in this ‘strange and difficult time’. Passionist priest Fr Brian D’Arcy, former rector of the Graan,  and who is now based in Crossgar, Co Down, admitted this week that it is a tough time for […]

Fr Brian sticks up for RTE’S ‘brave’ dancing priest

FERMANAGH born priest, Fr Brian D’Arcy has spoken out in defence of a dancing priest after he was heavily criticised for appearing on the RTE hit TV entertainment programme, ‘Dancing with the Stars’. During his time staring on the show Fr Kelly has received abusive messages, some calling for him to quit the show. One […]


‘If you want to make God laugh tell him your plans…’

This festive season Fr Brian D’Arcy will celebrate 50 years since his ordination as a priest at the chapel in St Michael’s College, Enniskillen. Reflecting on half a century in the priesthood Fr Brian spoke to the Herald about his life as a Passionist priest, his time in Fermanagh and his hopes for the future. […]

Fr Brian tribute to comedy genius Brendan Grace

FR BRIAN D’Arcy told mourners at Brendan Grace’s funeral that the veteran entertainer’s memory would forever live on. Arney native Fr D’arcy was the chief celebrant at the funeral of entertainer and comedian Brendan Grace who died on Thursday aged 68 following a short illness.  Thousands of fans lined the streets of Dublin on Monday […]

Birthday honours for charity and cross-community work

Fr Brian D’Arcy’s cross community work has been recognised with an honour in the Queen’s birthday honours list.  Formerly of the Graan just outside Enniskillen, the popular priest and broadcaster will receive the Order of the British Empire for his services to cross community relations. Fr Brian now resides at Tobar Mhuire retreat centre in […]