The death has occurred of Rev. Fr. Leslie McNAMARA former President and Principal of St. Munchins College



On behalf of all of the students, parents, teachers, ancillary staff, former staff and pupils of St.Munchin’s College, I would like to express my deepest sympathies and condolences to all of the McNamara family and to the clergy and wider community of the Diocese of Limerick on the very sad passing of Fr. Leslie.

Les was a true gentleman to everyone be it in the classroom, staff room, rugby  pitches and from the altar.
His passion, drive  and vision as teacher, principal and president of St.Munchin’s will forever live through the College motto ‘Veritas in Caritate’
May he rest in Peace.
David Quilter, Principal, St Munchins College

Formerly of Dublin Road, Limerick & St. Munchin’s College.

Died peacefully, in the excellent care of Noreen, Geraldine and team at The Park Nursing Home.

Pre-deceased by his parents Mai & Bob. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by his brothers Declan, Dominic & Fr. Roddy (USA), sister Bertha (Curran), his sisters-in-law Jean & Anita, brother-in-law John, nieces Ciara, Ruth, Jenny, Niamh, Jennifer & Diane, nephews Garry, Stuart, Ian & Robert, grandnieces and grandnephews Charlotte, Annabel, Killian, Cormac, Harry, Sophie, Dean, Jake, Kitty, Clara, Bobby & Leo. Also by Bishop Brendan Leahy and all his fellow Priests & religious of the Diocese of Limerick.

Rest in Peace.

Requiem Mass, for family only, will take place in St. John’s Cathedral on Monday (Feb. 8th) at 2pm and will be streamed live. (Click here to View Mass)

Funeral afterwards to Mount St. Lawrence (Ext.) Cemetery.

Messages of sympathy may be expressed through the condolences section (below), through the death notices section of our website: or by post to Griffin’s Funeral Home.