Funeral arrangements announced for Newport student Cillian Ryan

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Funeral arrangements announced for Newport student Cillian Ryan

Cillian Ryan who passed away on March 6

The funeral of popular Newport student Cillian Ryan will take place on Saturday evening, 17 March at Meehan's Funeral Home in Newport following his sudden death earlier this month.

Cillian, the son of well known local bar owners Richard and Mary, died on Tuesday March 6 in Edinburgh, following a sudden illness. 

The 25 year old had recently moved to Scotland after completing a MA in Journalism at the University of Limerick and was due to graduate later this year. Cillian had previously graduated with a degree from University College Cork. He was a former student of St Mary's Secondary School in Newport.

He inherited his love of politics from his grandfather Neddy Ryan and had moved to Edinburgh with the hopes of becoming a journalist. 

A statement from the UL Journalism Department said Cillian was a "popular classmate and a very talented young journalist and is fondly remembered by those who knew him here at University of Limerick.”

“We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends during this difficult time."

His is survived by his loving parents Richard and Mary; brothers Cathal and Phelim; sister Eve; sister-in-law Grainne; brother-in-law Eamonn; niece Aoibhín; aunts, uncles, cousins and a large circle of friends.

Funeral arrangements as follows: 

Reposing at Meehan's Funeral Home Newport this Saturday evening 17th March from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.. Arriving at the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer Newport on Sunday 18th for 11.30 a.m. Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in Rockvale cemetery Newport. At the wishes of Cillian's family, house private please... Family flowers only, donations if desired to the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust.

Arriving at the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer Newport on Sunday 18th for 11.30 a.m. Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in Rockvale cemetery Newport. At the wishes of Cillian's family, house private please... Family flowers only, donations if desired to the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust.