Wednesday 17 January 2018

Philosopher's will goes to court

A WILL left by well-known philosopher and Connemara poet John O'Donoghue, right, has come before the courts because of uncertainty as to what is meant by its terms.

Mr O'Donoghue died three years ago at the age of 53 while on holiday in France, and left an estate valued at more than €2m.

The former priest and author of the best-selling 'Anam Cara' made a will in 2001.

In it, he stated he was leaving all his worldly possessions to his mother Josephine to be divided equally and fairly among his family with "special care and extra help" to be given to his sister Mary.

His mother is seeking clarification of several issues including whether she herself is a beneficiary of the will.

Irish Independent

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