On the 1st April, 1982, An t-Athair
Peadar MacSuibhne passed to his Eternal Reward. He will be sadly
missed in the Old Carlow Society. He was a founder member of the
Society and always took a great Interest in its activities. Rarely did
he miss a Committee Meeting or a lecture and he was always ready to
contribute to the discussions. On account of his wide knowledge of
local history his views were always sought.
- An t-Athair Peadar was unique in the
way he was able to collect historical data. He was indefatigable
where historical research was concerned. Luckily for posterity he
compiled a number of books dealing with the history of various
parishes which will be invaluable in years to come. His monumental
volumes on the great Churchman, Cardinal Cullen, are outstanding.
For a man of his years it was astonishing the amount of work he
could accomplish. It is sad to think that the genial face of An t-Athair
Peadar will no longer brighten our meetings.
- We pray in the language he dearly
loved — I bhFlaitheas Dé imeasc na Naomh go raigh a anam dilis.