Ballinrobe: Fr. Edward Crosby

Photo:Fr. Ned Crosby, native of Ballinrobe

Fr. Ned Crosby, native of Ballinrobe


Affectionately called Fr. Ned

By Averil Staunton

Fr. Ned Crosby is a native of Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo. He has served as a priest in a wide variety of cultures and places including Hillside, Ballybane, Galway City, Clare Island off Co Mayo, Motupe in Lima, Perú, and is currently parish priest of the village of Kilfenora, Co Clare.

Peru and Galway

In Motupe in Lima, Fr. Ned worked with street children and as a prison chaplain, where he had to minister to members of the Shining Path terrorist group. Fr. Ned is also a former chaplain of St. Joseph's College, Galway "The Bish" secondary school.


Ned's experiences as a cleric at home and abroad have given him a very unique insight into social, political, cultural, and spiritual matters.  A renowned "Poet Priest", he has released four volumes of poetry as well as a book on the community of Clare Island entitled "Glimpses of Clare Island".    All profits from his books go towards several volunteer projects around the world.

This page was added by Averil Staunton on 16/10/2011.
Comments about this page

I see the book on Amazon, Glimpses of Clare Island, but I would like to know if there is another way to get it. 

Shelia why not try:

By Sheila Penny
On 07/10/2016