How did Liscannor in Clare became the Pope's parish?

An ecclesiastical judgment made Liscannor the Pope's parish. Father Kelly explains how it came about back in 1831

Pope John Paul II may not know it but here out on the western seaboard facing out into the Atlantic is his parish, the Pope's parish, the parish of Liscannor.

In the 1920s, a priest by the name of Father Sharkey wrote a book called 'The Pope's Own Parish' because it was the parish from which the bishop got his revenue at that time.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 28 September 1979. The reporter is Kevin O'Connor.