Donal Broaders, formerly of Corish Park in Wexford, has died at the age of 55. The popular former barman passed away on Thursday, August 22 and his funeral took place yesterday at the Church of The Annunciation, Clonard. Burial took place in Crosstown Cemetery.
One of nine children, Donal lived in Australia for much of his working life, returning home to Wexford three years ago. He had initially worked in the Bohemian Girl pub on Monck Street before moving to London in the 1980s where he worked in a bar near Liverpool Street Station.
From there he relocated to Sydney, Australia where he worked in the financial industry. Donal made Sydney his home for many years and was highly respected in his profession. He also had a large circle of friends there.
Eventually however, he returned to Wexford and to his family, including Mary, his mother, who celebrated her ninetieth birthday last October. Donal's father was the late Philip Broaders who worked as Chief Fog Signalman for Irish Lights on lightships around the Irish coast. His grandparents were Michael and Annie Broaders who ran the popular Broaders pub on South Main Street for many years until its closure in 2005.
In addition to his mother Mary, Donal is survived by siblings Michael, Geraldine, Dominic, Bernadette, Philip, Fr Brian, Desmond and Fintan, his nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.