February 06, 2006

14 years of exile finally end as Bishop Casey returns

Irish Independent

Allison Bray

IT was a sea journey of under three hours, but emotionally and spiritually it was the most momentous voyage of his life.

Former Bishop of Galway Eamonn Casey finally came home last night after 14 years in exile.

Relaxed and with head held high, Dr Casey lived up to his nickname last night as he sped past a media throng after arriving by ferry shortly before teatime.

Known affectionately as 'Wheels' for his penchant for fast cars and driving, the 78-year-old cleric and a middle-aged male driver used the sun visors in the ex-bishop's modest Volkswagen Golf to shield themselves from cameras as they breezed through Dublin Port at breakneck speed after disembarking from the Jonathan Swift ferry from Holyhead shortly before 5.30pm.

Posted by kshaw at February 6, 2006 08:12 AM