The former Catholic Bishop of Galway, Martin Drennan, is being laid to rest, following his funeral mass in the city this afternoon.

Bishop Drennan died in hospital in Dublin last Friday.

Originally from Piltown in Co Kilkenny, he was ordained to the priesthood in 1968 and served in the dioceses of Ossory and Dublin, before being installed as Bishop of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora in 2005.

He retired from the role in 2016.

The current Bishop, Michael Duignan, was chief celebrant at this afternoon's service, with bishops and priests from around the county concelebrating.

The late Bishop’s brother, Fr Michael Drennan delivered the homily. He described him as a man whose life had been guided by integrity.

The Mayor of Galway, Cllr Clodagh Higgins, led a number of elected representatives attending the funeral.

President Higgins was represented at the service by Commandant Brian Walsh.

Following final prayers, Bishop Drennan is being interred in the Cathedral Crypt.