Farewell to Canon Derek Swann

The clergy of TKA with their spouses gathered in Ballina to wish Revd. Canon Derek Swann and his wife Irene a happy and healthful retirement.

After an excellent lunch in the Manor Hotel, a presentation was made to Derek by Archdeacon Stephen McWhirter.

Bishop Patrick echoed the sentiments of us all when he wished Canon Swann every blessing for the future, saying that while Derek would not be doing quite as much as he has in his years in Tubbercurry and Rathbarron, still, he hoped that Derek would not entirely loose touch with ministry in TKA.