Condolences for public representatives

By Dan Walsh Condolences are expressed to Wexford Independent Deputy Verona Murphy and family on the loss of their mother, Breda Murphy, Ramsgrange. Mrs Murphy’s Funeral will arrive on Wednesday to St. James’ Church, Ramsgrange, for Funeral Mass at 11am followed by burial afterwards in Ramsgrange Cemetery. Members of Wexford County Council at Monday’s meeting andContinue reading “Condolences for public representatives”

Death of Wexford editor Gerry Breen

By Dan Walsh The death has occurred suddenly and unexpectedly of Gerry Breen, (88), Rocksborough, Wexford, who was former editor of The People Group of Newspapers and the Ireland’s Own over many years and was also associated with historical publications. He began his journalistic career with The People Newspapers as a young reporter in the mid-1950sContinue reading “Death of Wexford editor Gerry Breen”

Sad passing of Elizabeth Yates

By Dan Walsh The death has occurred of Elizabeth Mary Yates (née Forbes), peacefully at her home in Blackstoops, Enniscorthy, who will be best known to a modern generation as the proud mother of former Minister for Agriculture and radio and television broadcaster Ivan Yates. She married into the Yates family who were a prominentContinue reading “Sad passing of Elizabeth Yates”

Death of historian Helen Skrine

By Dan Walsh The death has occurred of well-known author and historian Helen Skrine, who fell asleep peacefully at her home, Butlerstown, Tomhaggard, surrounded by her four daughters. She was in her 95th year. Helen Skrine grew up in Butlerstown, spent two years in London with the BBC, and later many years in Malaysia whereContinue reading “Death of historian Helen Skrine”

Tributes paid to Archdeacon Wilkinson

By Dan Walsh The death has occurred of Kenneth Wilkinson, (90), of Hazelwood, Gorey, former Archdeacon of Ferns. Bishop Michael Burrows, extending his sympathy to the Wilkinson family, has paid tribute to the former Archdeacon. “His death marks the end of an era in the diocese of Ferns. Although retired for nearly twenty years hisContinue reading “Tributes paid to Archdeacon Wilkinson”

Death of boxing legend Mick Quigley

By Dan Walsh The death has taken place of Michael (Mick) Quigley who devoted his life to boxing and progressed from action in the ring in his younger days to referee of international standard and club trainer. He was 87 years old. There has been many tributes.  “St Aidan’s Boxing Club are very saddened toContinue reading “Death of boxing legend Mick Quigley”

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 andContinue reading “Death of former Kilmuckridge Parish Priest”

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 returnedContinue reading “Death of Enniscorthy businessman”

Tributes to photo champion John Wilkinson

By Dan Walsh The community and world of amateur photography and students of local history and lore are deeply saddened by the death of John Wilkinson, which occurred peacefully at his home, Main Street, Carnew, surrounded by his loving family. He was in his 96th year. John Wilkinson was a local historian of note andContinue reading “Tributes to photo champion John Wilkinson”

Tributes to popular Wexford priest

The death has occurred of Very Rev. Hugh O’Byrne, aged 78, of Moortown, Bridgetown, who was a popular priest for more than 50 years and ministered for 22 years as parish priest of Blackwater until his retirement due to personal health issues four years ago. Many tributes have been posted on social media since newsContinue reading “Tributes to popular Wexford priest”