Death of Jackson Owens, (98)

CARLEY’S BRIDGE, Enniscorthy, beside the residence and the pottery enterprise run by the Carley Owens family for over 300 years.

By Dan Walsh

The death has taken place of Jackson Owens, (98), who was a director of the Carley’s Bridge Potteries, on the outskirts of Enniscorthy, made famous by the RTE David Shaw-Smith series about traditional crafts called ‘Hands’ which was also shown on various UK channels.

Carley’s Bridge Potteries were the oldest in Ireland, located in the townland of Carrigabruce, at Carley’s Bridge that owes its origins to the Carley brothers who arrived from Cornwall in 1654. They found suitable clay for pottery manufacture and the business flourished for more than 300 years!

Jackson, who was born in 1924, passed away in the wonderful care of Brabazon Trust Home and their kind and loving staff today (Monday). He was a well-known and respected businessman in Enniscorthy and his passing will be mourned by an elderly section of the town who survived him and sympathies are expressed to his family and friends.

Loved by Dorothy, who died in 2009, and his son Peter (d, 1985), he is survived and will be so sincerely missed by his daughter Valerie, son Philip, daughter-in-law Elizabeth and grandson Asa.

Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, August 11th at 4pm at the Victorian Chapel, Mount Jerome Cemetery and Crematorium, Harold’s Cross, Dublin, prior to cremation. A Service of Interment will be held in All Saint’s Church, Castleconnel, Co. Limerick at a future date.

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