Al­tar ‘boy’ en­ters the record books

De­cem­ber 2000

Bray People - - NEWS -

A 94-year-old Bray man won world­wide recog­ni­tion this week – as the globe’s long­est serv­ing al­tar boy!

And that’s of­fi­cial be­cause Tommy Kin­sella of Kil­lar­ney Road has just been ac­cepted into the Guin­ness Book of Records for his world beat­ing feat.

His in­clu­sion in the fa­mous tome is all due to the ef­forts of 16-year-old Ais­ling Tier­nan from Ard­more Park, who set a trend her­self a few years ago when she be­came one of the first al­tar girls to serve at mass after train­ing with Tommy.

Long recog­nised as Ire­land’s long­est serv­ing al­tar boy, Ais­ling said she de­cided to ap­proach the Guin­ness Book of Records be­cause he has been such an out­stand­ing character in Bray.

‘He’s al­ways been such an in­spi­ra­tional fig­ure to me,’ said Bray Loreto tran­si­tion year stu­dent Ais­ling.

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