‘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 […]

Crowd turns out to pay tribute to murdered journalist

Over 100 people came together in Enniskillen to attend a vigil in memory of murdered journalist Lyra McKee.  Lyra McKee, 29, was killed when she was shot in the head during rioting in the Creggan area of Derry last Thursday, and her funeral will take place today (Wednesday) at St Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast.  The […]

‘No longer an enemy’, says Fr Brian

THE MANY Fermanagh pilgrims who made their way to Phoenix Park on Sunday would have noticed a familiar face on the big screen, Fr Brian D’Arcy.  Fr D’Arcy was one of many priests from around Ireland invited to concelebrate the Mass with Pope Francis, and it was a “dignified and respectful” occasion the Passionist found […]