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”

Death of GAA stalwart Jimmy Nolan

By Dan Walsh The death has occurred of Jimmy Nolan, (83), peacefully at his home, Clohass, Davidstown, Enniscorthy who was well-known in GAA circles and father of Cheltenham winning horse trainer Paul Nolan. Born in 1938 at Clohass, Davidstown, Jimmy had a lifelong involvement with the GAA and played hurling for Davidstown GAA Club, RathnureContinue reading “Death of GAA stalwart Jimmy Nolan”

London Wexford Association member Michael Sills has died

By Dan Walsh The London Wexford Association has announced the sad passing on Sunday morning of the well-known long serving member and President, Michael Sills, (76), who was a native of Murrintown and set up home in London in 1969. Born on February 28, 1946, Michael was a native of Murrintown, Co. Wexford resided inContinue reading “London Wexford Association member Michael Sills has died”

Council family in final farewell to Billy

By Dan Walsh at Ballyfad Wexford County Council work colleagues, officials and public representatives formed a guard of honour and lead the tributes to Billy Kinsella, (59), who was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery following Funeral Mass in The Church of Our Lady of the Nativity, Ballyfad this afternoon. The Wexford County CouncilContinue reading “Council family in final farewell to Billy”

Fr Jim Curtis remembered in Piercestown

By Dan Walsh The death has taken place of Fr James (Jim) Curtis who served almost 68 years in the priesthood and served as Diocesan Secretary to two bishops in the Diocese of Ferns. Piercestown-Murrintown Parish posted the sad news on social media. “It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of Fr.Continue reading “Fr Jim Curtis remembered in Piercestown”

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”

Death of Canon Doyle, ex-PP Craanford

By Dan Walsh The death has taken place of Very Rev. Canon Tom Doyle, retired parish priest of Craanford, at Oakfield Nursing Home, Courtown. He was in his 86th year. Born in 1936 at Monagrena, Boolavogue, he was educated at Boolavogue National School and St. Peter’s College, Wexford, where he was ordained to the priesthoodContinue reading “Death of Canon Doyle, ex-PP Craanford”

Final journey for Craanford mother

By Dan Walsh The heart-breaking final journey for Julieanne Kehoe, (29), takes place on Thursday with mid-day Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Craanford and burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. A local mother of three was one of the three people killed in a horror head-on road traffic collision on the N52 beside the M3Continue reading “Final journey for Craanford mother”

Death of well-known Enniscorthy publican

By Dan Walsh The death has taken place of John Doyle, (87), of Doyle’s Bar, The Duffry, Enniscorthy, who was a well-known member of the Licensed Vintners’ Association. John grew up in the famed licensed premises of his parents, Joe and Brigid Doyle, and worked at Enniscorthy Post Office for many years, but when hisContinue reading “Death of well-known Enniscorthy publican”

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”