Sadness at the death of Fr Walter Forde
Popular Castlebridge parish priest Fr. Walter Forde has died.
Fr Forde who was been stationed in Castlebridge for more than 16 years died on Saturday.
A native of Bunclody, he had been deeply involved in community affairs in Castlebridge since moving there, and was particularly involved with the Castlebridge parish journal. Prior to serving in Castlebridge he was curate in Gorey and remained very involved in the Byrne Perry School there.
Ordained in Maynooth in June 1968 Fr Forde also served as chairman of the diocesan Justice and Peace Committee.
Chairman of Wexford County Council Cllr Malcolm Byrne said his death will leave a void in many people's lives.
'It is with deep sadness that I have heard of the death of Fr. Walter Forde. Fr. Walter was a gentleman to his fingertips and committed to community development as well as ways of bringing people in conflict together. He always encouraged young people and saw the good and potential in everyone. There are so many organisations at a local and national level that benefited from his talents and dedication.'