The Late Bernard Kavanagh

The Late Bernard Kavanagh

The death occurred on Tuesday, 9th July at the Regional Hospital, Portlaoise of Bernard (Ben) Kavanagh of Park, Ballacolla. He had been ill for some time. A fine gentleman who was always friendly, cheerful and ready for a chat, he will be missed. Ben is sadly mourned by his wife Bridie, sons Ben Junior and Pat, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. Reposing was at his residence. Removal took place to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Ballacolla. Requiem Mass was celebrated and burial followed in the adjoining cemetery.


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The Late Aloysius (Alo) Dobbyn

The death occurred suddenly on Friday, 5th July at Garryduff House, Clough of Aloysius (Alo) Dobbyn of Cambridge, England, late of Portarlington and Garryduff at the residence of his sister-in-law. Alo had come home for a holiday to his family and passed away peacefully. He was a remarkable man who was skilled at painting, i.e. picture painting, church art, poetry and lots more. He was brother of the late Billy Dobbyn, the professional painter. He spent most of his time with Billy’s wife Maureen and her daughters. He enjoyed being with the family and was the kindest uncle to those girls. He had a beautiful life and death in their care. Reposing was in Maureen’s residence in Garryduff House. Alo is sadly mourned by his sister Veronica, sister-in-law Maureen, all his nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives, friends and all who knew Alo in his work. Removal took place to St. Canice’s Church, Clough. Requiem Mass was celebrated and followed by removal to Newland’s Cross Crematorium where cremation took place. May he rest in peace.

The Late James Bergin

The untimely and sudden death occurred on Thursday, 11th July at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny of James Seamus Bergin of Raheenleigh, Cullohill. The area and beyond was shocked by the news. Seamus had been baling hay when he felt ill and even though he was rushed to hospital he passed away. A hard working farmer who was known to everyone, only in his mid fifties, he was full of life. He is sadly mourned by his sisters, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, all the neighbours, friends and everyone who knew Seamus. Reposing was at his sister Claire Tynan’s residence in Tullaroan. Removal took place to St. Lactan’s Church, Freshford. On Sunday, 14th July Concelebrated Requiem Mass was celebrated and followed by burial in Freshford Cemetery. Large crowds attended to say farewell to Seamus.