Monday 19 February 2018

Memorial service for Diarmuid

A LARGE number of people from south County Wexford attended a memorial service last week for the late New Ross native Diarmaid O Muirithe.

He was a gifted scholar and lexicographer who has left behind a tremendous legacy in the southeast, which allows us all to develop a deeper understanding of our heritage.

'Humerous, learned, courteous, scholar, good company' were words used to honour Diarmaid O Muirithe at the Memorial service held last week in Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Chapel, Belfield, UCD. Family and friends from a broad spectrum of Irish life , inclduing many from Wexford, gathered to celebrate a life's contribution to the understanding of words, language and phrases and indeed our heritage.

The Memorial Service was addressed by his friend and colleague Maurice Manning, Chancellor of the Universities of Ireland who prompted Diarmaid to contribute to the 'Words we Use' column the Irish Times. The column continued for 22 years until 2013.

Diarmaid is mourned by his wife Karin, sons, daughter, brother, sister and grandchildren.

New Ross Standard

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