Death of Enniscorthy businessman

By Dan Walsh

Tributes are paid following news of the death of John Power, Carrig, Bree, founder of Power Plant Hire Ltd the well-established hire and sales business on the Old Dublin Road, Blackstoops, Enniscorthy. He passed away peacefully in the loving care of his family.

John Power with his wife Joan and family returned from England in 1974 and set up a service to the construction industry involving hire and sales of tools, cement mixers and dumpers.


The business was a success and operated from Carrig, Bree. The expansion of the business prompted a move to a bigger premises and Mr Power purchased a premises and opened on the Old Dublin Road in March 1982 where the family business continues to trade successfully to this day.

Mr Power was highly respected as a successful businessman loyal to his staff and customers with an emphasis on quality and prompt service at all times.

Deepest sympathy is extended. Beloved husband of Joan, loving father of Johnny, Angela, Siobhán and Kieran and brother of the late Jim. Sadly missed by his loving family, son-in-law Bill (Lipinski), daughters-in-law Deirdre and Nicola, grandchildren Conor, Hannah, Laragh, Kevin, Allie, Pierce, Eva and Anna, nephews, nieces, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends. May he rest in peace.

John will be laid to rest on Thursday in the New Cemetery, Bree after a Private Funeral Mass in the Church of the Assumption, Bree. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Co. Wexford Hospice Homecare.

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