Remembering Fr. Des Forristal
Veteran RTÉ producer, playwright and parish priest Fr Desmond Forristal passed away on September 10th after a long illness. Fr. Des Forristal as he was more commonly known, worked as a producer with the popular RTE religious series Radharc. He has also published over 20 books and worked as a parish priest in Dalkey until he became ill with alzheimer’s. Fr. Dermod McCarthy, former head of religious programming with RTE, described him to Miriam Gormally as “a true Renaissance man” making it even more difficult to see his mind deteriorate.