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Former priest ties the knot seven months after quitting

Published 01/01/2013|11:52

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A PRIEST who stuns parishioners by quitting marries less than a year after leaving the priesthood.

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Ian Kennedy wed Maria Cunningham in a Civil ceremony at the four star Cromleach Lodge hotel.

Mr. Kennedy (42) quit his post as parish priest in Aughanagh in January after an announcement at Sunday Mass in Ballinafad.

The Sligo-born former priest, who grew up in Cartron, is living with his new bridge at a housing estate in Ballinacarrow.

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