Friday 23 March 2018

VIDEO: Is there anything to be said for another mass . . . Lads say midnight memorial mass for housemate who moves out

Sasha Brady

When Shane Connolly moved out of his house in Enniscrone, Sligo to go to college in NUIG, his housemates decided to mark the occasion by holding a mass in Shane's room, at all hours of the morning.

We're partial to lighting the odd church candle here in Ireland as a way of bestowing good fortune upon someone.

"Oh, you're sitting your Inter Cert next week? Sure I'll light a candle for you."

"Oh you're getting married on Saturday? I hope the rain stays off. Sure I'll light a candle for you."

"Mrs Donnelly up the road is going to Torremolinos next week and is terrified of flying. Sure I'll light a candle for her."

These lads, however, took it one step further and celebrated a midnight mass in honour of their housemate Shane Connolly.

Shane's housemates wanted to remind him that they're the best housemates he'll ever have, as well as wishing him luck, before he returned to NUIG.

While the dress code left a lot to be desired (we're not sure why friend Daniel Farrell had his pants down), we're sure he won't find housemates who could pull off a mass as convincingly as this lot.

Thanks to:

Shane Connolly, Brendan Devaney, Daniel Farrell and Aoife O'Dowd

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