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Fingal Old IRA Commemorative Society remembers a great society stalwart in Ciaran Benville

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Guard of Honour at Ciaran Benville's funeral.

Guard of Honour at Ciaran Benville's funeral.

Ciaran Benville's funeral passing the memorial to the Battle of Ashbourne

Ciaran Benville's funeral passing the memorial to the Battle of Ashbourne

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Guard of Honour at Ciaran Benville's funeral.

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The Fingal OLD IRA Commemorative Society has paid tribute to society stalwart, Ciaran Benville who sadly passed away recently.

Society chairman Paul O’Brien wanted to remember Ciaran Benville who suddenly passed away peacefully on December 20.

Mr O’Brien said that Ciaran was a member of the society and came on board in 2015 to join the volunteers.

He said: “Ciaran’s first event took place on Easter Sunday in Rush 2015.

“Ciaran was born in Cork and raised in Bray and after he got married he moved to Ashbourne.

“Ciaran had a love for lrish history and when it came to speaking lrish , he was the top of class.

“Ciaran loved G.A.A and was involved with it all his life in Meath . Also Ciaran loved lrish music, traveling around lreland exploring different places and had a fascination when it came to round towers.

“I want to say that Ciaran was a perfect gentle person and when it came to events he never let us down.”

Mr O’Brien added: “He was a proud lrishman and when it came 1798 and the Easter Rising and especially the Battle of Ashbourne he was delighted to be part of the society, commemorating those events.”

He said: “We are all broken hearted and at this time we think of his family - his wife Mary and his children Sean , Nora , Mary-Kate and Sam and grandchildren.”

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Ciaran was laid to rest on Wednesday, December 29 at St Declan’s Cemetery Ashbourne and at the funeral ceremony the society did the Guard of Honour for Ciaran which included the former Meath manager Sean Boylan. Ciaran may be gone but what he did and brought to the society will never be forgotten. May rest in peace.


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