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Fr Tony Coote

Fr Tony Coote was Parish Priest in the parish of Mount Merrion and Kilmacud in Dublin, Ireland. In July 2019, just months after being diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease, Tony organised and took part in Walk While You Can, a fundraising walk from Letterkenny, County Donegal to Ballydehob, County Cork to raise money and awareness of the disease. The walk of over 550 kilometres received national attention with Tony completing the journey in his wheelchair. In December 2018, Tony was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from UCD for outstanding service to the community recognising the role he played with the now nationwide student-led mental health movement ‘Please Talk’, and for his work in setting up UCD Volunteer Overseas. Fr Tony passed away on August 28th 2019.

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