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County Carlow Genealogy


Source  - Sue Clement c2005

The following obituaries have been sourced from the Archives of the Carlow Nationalist Newspaper

Carlow Nationalist Archives 1999/01/12 

Graiguecullen/Killeshin Gráigchuilinn/Cill OisI

Mr. John Walshe: In another Christmas tragedy Mr. John Walshe, aged 50, a native of Rathanna, Borris, who lived at Somerton House, Graiguecullen, Carlow, died in Dublin’s Beaumont Hospital on Christmas Day. Mr. Walsh had been seriously injured while walking on the main Carlow/Wexford road on Friday, December 18. He had just attended a job interview at the Tinryland G.A.A. clubhouse in Rathcrogue when the accident happened. Deceased had lived in England for some years. His remains were removed on Tuesday of last week to Rathanna Church and burial took place in the adjoining cemetery on Wednesday, following Requiem Mass at 2 p.m. Mr. Walshe is survived by his brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.

 Ms. Iona MacLeod, who died at Borris Lodge Nursing Home on Christmas Day, aged 92, had been a resident of Borris Lodge for the past six years. A native of Dublin, Iona MacLeod was county librarian with Carlow Co. Council from September 1, 1930 until November 28, 1970. She was the country’s longest serving librarian and gave distinguished service. She was step-daughter of the late P.J. Little, who was a Minister for Posts & Telegraphs. The remains were removed from McGuills Funeral Home, Bennekerry, Carlow to Cathedral of the Assumption on Wednesday. Following the Funeral Mass on Thursday morning the burial took place at Dean’s Grange Cemetery, Dublin. Ms. MacLeod is survived by her cousins, friends and colleagues in the library service.

LATE JOHN PETERS: The death occurred on Tuesday, December 22 at the District Hospital, Abbeyleix of John Peters of Mooreville, Rathdowney. He had been in failing health for some time. He was a member of a respected and well known family in the town. John is sadly mourned by his brothers, Billy, Joe, Martin, Kerry and Pat, his sisters, Mary and Elizabeth, his sister-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, many cousins, relatives and friends and all the neighbours.

Remains reposed at O’Sullivans Funeral Home. Removal took place to the Church of the Holy Trinity, Rathdowney. The cortege was flanked down by guards of honour by Rathdowney Fianna Fail Cumann and Murty O’Donnells stewards of GAA Croke Park. The coffin was draped with the flag and carried shoulder high into the Church. On Christmas eve December 24, Requiem Mass was celebrated and the burial followed to Bealady Cemetery. Large crowds attended to pay a final tribute to John.


LATE SHIELA LYNCH: The sad news has reached the area of the death of Mrs. Shiela Lynch (nee) Treacy of Drumbarkey, Cootehill, Co. Cavan. The area was deeply shocked. Shiela Treacy was born and raised in Rathmore/Ballybrophy and was always known to be a very quiet girl. She later married and made her home in Cavan. She is sadly mourned by her daughter and two sons, also her heart-broken parents, Ger and Peg Treacy, all her sisters and brothers, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and many relatives and friends. Remains were removed to St. Michaels Church in Cootehill on Tuesday evening. On Wednesday, December 23 Requiem Mass was celebrated and burial took place in the local cemetery in Cootehill. All her family and friends travelled to Cavan. May Shiela’s gentle soul rest in peace.


James Nolan: Sincere sympathy to the brother and sisters and relatives of the late James Nolan, Rathoe, and formerly from Tynock who died recently in Rathoe. Sympathy to all concerned.


October 02, 1999 Mrs. Catherine Pender: The death took place in St.Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny on Saturday October 23 of Mrs. Catherine (Kitty) Pender (nee Byrne) of Park. Kitty, who was 75, was a native of Grangeford, Johnstown. The family moved to Park in 1960. In his homily, the chief celebrant Fr. Peter Dunne PP said that Kitty’s main mission in life was the well being of her family and passing on the faith. She was an avid sports follower and was interested in television coverage of all sports. Until some years ago she attended all major GAA games. She was predeceased by her husband Daniel in 1990 and her brother Paddy. She is survived by her sons John (Friarstown), George (Barrow Lodge), Oliver (Talbot Terrace), Michael (Dublin) and Patrick (Waterford), daughters Mary (Waterford), Nuala (Dublin) and Bernadette (Park), brothers Tommy (Canada), Joe (Grangeford), Larry (Ardnehue), sisters Maggie (England), Maura (Ballycullane), grandchildren, sons in law, daughters in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Removal took place from Carpenter Bros. Funeral Home, Barrack St. on Sunday at 7 o’c to St. Joseph’s Church, Tinryland. Burial took place in adjoining cemetery following Concelebrated Mass with Chief Celebrant Rev. Peter Dunne PP assisted by Monsignor Brendan Byrne PP Tullow on Monday.


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