Tributes paid to Declan MacPartlin

By Dan Walsh

The death has occurred of Declan MacPartlin, Baylands, Camolin, a public affairs consultant and a member of Wexford County Council for a decade.


Born in Dublin, he came to live in Wexford in 1979 and settled in the parish of Ferns from where his mother Margaret Maguire had migrated to Dublin in the 1920s.

He was elected as a Non-Party member of Wexford County Council in 2004 and served until 2014. He contested the Seanad Election in 2007,

In tribute the Cathaoirleach of Wexford County Council Cllr George Lawlor said Declan was “one of the most affable and courteous public representatives you could meet with a passion for rural Ireland.”

He was associated with many local initiatives and developments, including serving as former Chairman of North Wexford Hospice and committee member, and deepest sympathy is extended to his sorrowing wife Catherine, sons and daughters, extended family and friends.

FAMILY NOTICE; The death has occurred of Declan MacPartlin, Baylands, Camolin. Beloved husband of Catherine, loving father of Jenny, Alistair, Fionn, Caoimhe and Oisín, brother of the late Tom and Ann. Deeply regretted by his wife, sons, daughters, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, daughter-in-law, Rachel, Naomi (Partner of Oisín), and grandchildren; Euan, Molly, and Beren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace Reposing at Kavanagh’s Funeral Home, Castlelands, Ferns, from 4 o’clock until 8 o’clock on Tuesday. Funeral Mass in St. Columba’s Church, Ballyduff, at 11 o’clock on Wednesday. Burial afterwards in Ballyduff Cemetery. House private, please.

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