Mr. Dan Carbery.
heard with sorrow of the death on Tuesday of Mr Dan Carbery, Glenart,
Green Road, Carlow.
A native of
Athy, where he was born in 1904, he was educated at the local C.B.S. and
came to Carlow in 1930.
He was a
director of the firm D. & J. Carbery & Co. Ltd., building contractors,
and was also a director of Corcoran & Co. Mineral Manufactures.
The late Mr
Carbery was responsible for the erection of many notable buildings in
Carlow and district and at the time of his death his firm was engaged on
the erection of a new Presentation Convent School in the town.
He was also
connected with the building of Ardattin Church, Carlow Presbytery, a
number of extensions to local factories, and schools at Graiguecullen,
Bagenalstown and Tullow.
He was a former
Inter- Provincial Rugby player and at one time Captain of Carlow Golf
Club, of which he was a committee member up to the time of his death.
President of St, Brigid's Conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society,
The late Mr
Carbery will be remembered as a devoted family man, a model husband and
religious, he was respected by all who knew him.
were brought to the Cathedral on Wednesday evening, and were followed by
hundreds of people from all sections of the community.
: Kathleen, (widow) ; Pauline, Madeline, Dan, Michael, Desmond, Maurice,
Brendan, Kathleen, Francis, Mary, Claire, Eugene and Brian (children) ;
Rev. Dom. Joseph Carbery, O.S.B., Cockermouth, Cumberland ; Fr. Maurice
Carbery, C.M. St. Paul's, Sybil Hill, Raheny ; Fr. Brendan Carbery,
C.C., Meath, ; Mr. Joseph Carbery, Athy (brothers) ; Sister M. Diana,
O.P., Dominican Convent, Cabra ; Mrs V. Cleary, Enniscorthy; Miss
Bernadette Carbery, Paris (sisters).
Governey, (mother-in-law) ; Rev. W. Brodie, Colwyn Bay ; Mr Frank Brodie
(uncles) ; Rev. P. Dundon, C.S.Sp., Kimmage (nephew) ; Paddy Governey,
Hugh Governey, Francis Governey, Des Governey, Brendan Governey,
(brothers-in-law ) ; Mrs C. Brophy, Mrs P. Dundon ; Mrs. J. Carbery
One of the Chief
mourners was Dan Carbery's son who is also called Dan Carbery
At a special
meeting on Wednesday night, Carlow Chamber of Commerce voted sympathy
with the widow and family of the late Dan Carbery, President of the
The meeting was
adjourned as a mark of respect.
Carlow is the
poorer by the death of Dan Carbery and John Sweeney, these two men
contributed so much to the town during their busy lifetimes.
is extended to their families.
Source: Michael Purcell c.2011
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