Death of well-known editor Hilary Murphy

By Dan Walsh The death has taken place of editor, journalist, author and founding editor of the Kilmore Parish Journal, Hilary Murphy. A native of Tilladavins, Tomhaggard, his ancestry is rooted in Screen-Curracloe, Hilary began his journalistic career with The Free Press in Wexford town before joining The People Newspapers Group in 1965 and workedContinue reading “Death of well-known editor Hilary Murphy”

Boy 11963 to be laid to rest in Gorey

By Dan Walsh The death has occurred of Gorey resident John Cameron, Oakhill, Ramstown, autobiographer of Boy 11963, a unique account of overcoming almost insurmountable obstacles to find out who he truly was! At only five months old, John Cameron was abandoned in a Dublin orphanage, and fostered out as a child labourer by ageContinue reading “Boy 11963 to be laid to rest in Gorey”

Death of Jackson Owens, (98)

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,Continue reading “Death of Jackson Owens, (98)”

Enniscorthy mourns for John Byrne, (59)

By Dan Walsh Many glowing tributes have been paid to John Byrne, (59), a popular member of the outdoor staff of Enniscorthy Municipal District Council who died suddenly while attending to his duties at the Presentation Arts Centre, Enniscorthy, last Monday afternoon. Medical aid was available without delay, but efforts at resuscitation failed. The shockContinue reading “Enniscorthy mourns for John Byrne, (59)”

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 inContinue reading “Tributes paid to Declan MacPartlin”

Two New Ross councillors in mourning

By Dan Walsh Two sitting members of Wexford County Council and New Ross Municipal District Council, Cllr Anthony Connick, outgoing Leas-Cathaoirleach, and Cllr Michael Whelan, incoming Leas-Cathaoirleach, have been bereaved with the sad loss of their, respective mothers, Peggy Connick and Myra Whelan.Tributes have been paid to the councillors and their families on the deaths ofContinue reading “Two New Ross councillors in mourning”

Death of ex-Kilanerin PP Canon O’Brien

The death has occurred of Very Rev. Patrick Canon O’Brien, Chambersland, New Ross, a former President of St. Peter’s College, Wexford, and parish priest of Kilanerin for 28 years. He was in his 89th year. Ordained at Maynooth in June 1958, he spent 26 years at St. Peter’s College where he held the positions ofContinue reading “Death of ex-Kilanerin PP Canon O’Brien”

Death of popular publican Barney

By Dan Walsh The death has occurred of Barney Murphy, Como Lodge, Castlebridge, who spent a lifetime in the licensed trade and is a former President of the Vintners Federation of Ireland. A native of Castlebridge, Barney was a very successful businessman, but best known for his popular presence behind the family bar known asContinue reading “Death of popular publican Barney”

Road incident victim Karl will be laid to rest on Friday

By Dan Walsh The man who died in a road traffic incident last Sunday evening on the R744 at Clonhaston, on the Enniscorthy-Oulart road, has been named as Karl ‘Chalky’ Cullen, (30), from Rockfield, Milehouse, Enniscorthy, and his funeral will take place on Friday. Mr Cullen was the single occupant of a car that allegedlyContinue reading “Road incident victim Karl will be laid to rest on Friday”

Final farewell to Michael Sills in Murrintown

By Dan Walsh Long time member and President of the London Wexford Association, Michael Sills, Willesden, London, and Kates Cross, will be laid to rest in the family plot in Murrintown Cemetery on Thursday following 10.30am Mass in St. Catherine’s Church. He passed away on Sunday, April 3rd at his home in London. Born onContinue reading “Final farewell to Michael Sills in Murrintown”