Friday, December 16, 2016

Fr Placid Charles Nolan OP

Dominican priest Placid Charles Nolan died yesterday in Ocean View Nursing Home, Camp, Co Kerry.

Charlie, as he was known by many, was a member of the Dominican community in Tralee.

He was born in August 1926 and comes from a well-known farming family in North Kerry.

Charlie was a boarder at Newbridge College where he was a pupil with Fr Flannan Aidan Hynes, who now lives in Uruguay.

Earlier this month his brother Brendan died in Dublin. Brendan, before retirement, was a primary school teacher at CBS Synge Street.

Fr Nolan has been living in Tralee for a number of years, where he was chaplain to the deaf. He also worked on Dominican projects in Trinidad, Australia and Canada.

Charlie was a kind man, who always made people feel welcome when they called to the priory in Tralee.

Over many years he was most kind and gracious to me. And always made me feel welcome: a great human quality.

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