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Carlow County - Ireland Genealogical Projects (IGP TM)

Jimmy Murnane

1929 - 2001

The late Jimmy Murnane at the 1990 Cup Final

Graiguecullen bids farewell to a favourite son Jimmy Murnane

Thursday December 13 2001

The parish of Graiguecullen said goodbye to one of its favourite sons on Monday morning as Jimmy Murnane was laid to rest in St. Mary's Cemetery.

Joined by public representatives from throughout the country as well as many of the people that Jimmy had helped and encouraged during his life, his constituents paid their final tributes to a man known locally as 'Terrazza'.

Graiguecullen priest Fr. Tom Little officiated at the Funeral Mass aided by Bishop Laurence Ryan and during the ceremony Fr. Little spoke of his many memories of the man who regularly topped the electoral polls in his area.

Recalling his work for good causes in the district Fr. Little also praised Jimmy's efforts on behalf of the people of Graiguecullen as he remarked on his determination to ensure that his constituents got a fair deal.

Following the Mass a horse drawn hearse carried Jimmy on his final journey to St. Mary's Cemetery and it was along this path that a piper sounded the last stand.

The work carried out by Jimmy on behalf of Fianna Fail was then recalled at the Cemetery as fellow Councillor M.J. Nolan spoke of his colleagues work for the underdog and reminded people of the character that made Jimmy one of the country's most popular public representatives.

Jimmy is survived by his wife Mary, sons Gerard, Ken and James, daughters Catherine and Jennifer, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and friends.

Source: Carlow People Obituaries

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