A FRIEND, a colleague who always put the people of Cashel first, a man of his word, and a general knowledge enthusiast who relished a good debate about politics, sport and history.
Just some of the tributes which were paid to the late Councillor, family man, GAA fan, and quizmaster Michael ‘Mickey’ Browne, who died on Sunday last week.
Hundreds of family members, friends, and well wishers attended both the Removal of Cllr Browne’s Remains from his sister Kay Kearney’s residence in Clonoulty on Tuesday last week, followed by the Funeral Mass on Wednesday morning.
As a measure of the respect Cllr Browne was held in locally, members of the Cashel King Cormac’s Hurling and Football Club formed a guard of honour for the Funeral entourage from the Camus Road to St John the Baptist Church. Members of the Cashel Camogie Club, fellow Town and County Councillors, and Catholic and Protestant Clergy attended the Funeral Mass along with hundreds of local people.
At a specially convened meeting of Cashel Town Council on Tuesday evening, Councillors recalled Cllr Brown’s life, his strong integrity, and sharp intelligence. Mayor Maribel Wood said Cllr Browne “never lost his sense of humour right throughout his illness.”
Full story in this week’s Tipperary Star