Death of former Kilmuckridge Parish Priest

By Dan Walsh

The death has occurred of retired Parish Priest of Kilmuckridge, where he served for ten years, and formerly of Coolerin, New Ross, Very Rev. Canon Noel Hartley (90) who died peacefully on New Year’s Day at Knockeen Nursing Home, Barntown.

A native of Campile, he was educated at Horeswood National School and St. Peter’s College, Wexford, and was ordained to the priesthood on April 17th 1955.


He served as curate at Boolavogue (1955-1969), Caim (1969) and Wexford town from 1971 until appointed Administrator in 1977. He served as parish priest in Adamstown from 1979 until his appointment as parish priest to Kilmuckridge (Litter) on September 29th 1990. He retired on September 23rd 2000.

Deepest sympathy is extended. Beloved son of the late Patrick and Bridget and brother of the late Tom, Paddy, Sr. Mary, Joan, Stasia and Teresa. Sadly, missed by his brothers Bill, John and Martin, sisters Bridie, Margaret and Cathy, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family, Bishop Denis Brennan and fellow clergy of the Diocese of Ferns, his former parishioners and friends. R.I.P.

In accordance with the current Government guidelines, a strictly private family funeral will take place on Sunday, January 3rd at 11am. For those unable to attend the Funeral Mass will be available to view by logging onto

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