The communities of Castlebridge / Screen / Curracloe and Blackwater Parishes were united in sadness recently on hearing of the death of Dympna Donohoe, Kilmacoe, Curracloe, who passed away in Wexford General Hospital on February 14, 2021 after a brief illness.
A well-respected musician, known to many as 'Joe Bass', will be greatly missed from Wexford town. Joe O'Brien passed away suddenly at his home before Christmas on December 22 after bravely and quietly battling kidney failure and other related illnesses for many years.
The high esteem in which Michael Goggin of Moorfields, Rathaspeck, formerly of Ballygarron, Crossabeg, was held was evident by the huge volume of messages both prior and post burial. Michael passed away peacefully following an illness at Wexford General on Thursday, December 17 surrounded by wife Myra and family.
Wexford and Waterford were united in grief last week as news broke of the passing of Pat O'Brien, a native of Bernadette Place in Wexford, who had been living in the Déise for a number of years. Pat was extremely well-known in his work as a paramedic with the National Ambulance Service and saved countless lives and helped a huge amount of people over the course of a distinguished career.
Tributes have been paid to the former Mayor of Wexford, Noel Murphy who died last week at the age of 86 years. A lifelong member of the Labour Party, Mr. Murphy of Portside, Rosslare Harbour and formerly of The Folly, Wexford served as Mayor of the town from June 1981 to June 1982.
Christmas was tinged with sadness for the family and friends of well-known republican Seamus Swan, who passed away during the festive period. There was a large outpouring of grief, with Wexford Sinn Féin leading the tributes to the 'life-long republican' from Fisher's Row.
News of the passing of the Very Rev Noel Canon Hartley on New Year's Day was greeted with sadness across the diocese of Ferns and beyond. A well respected member of the clergy, he passed away peacefully aged 90 in the care of the staff at Knockeen Nursing Home, Barntown.
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