by ehistoryadmin on October 11, 2017

Evening Herald 21 March 1939

Late Mr. J. O’Connor

The funeral of Mr. James O’Connor, a veteran of the Republican movement, whose death occurred on Sunday last at his residence, Mellin Hill, Kilcullen, Co. Kildare, took place to-day to Glasnevin Cemetery.

Mr. O’Connor was obliged, when a young man, to leave the country owing to his Republican activities, and spent some years in America.  On his return to Dublin he acted as centre of Thomas Clarke Luby Circle of the I.R.B.  He was also a member of the ’98 Centenary Committee and the Amnesty Association. He was well-known in commercial circles in the city, and was formerly connected with the firm of Messrs. Keogh, Bacon Curers, Francis Street.  For the past few years he had been residing in Kildare.

Requiem Mass at Catholic Church, Two Mile House, Kilcullen, was celebrated by Very Rev. Laurence Brophy, P.P., V.F., and Rev. Thomas Ryan, B.A., C.C., Droichead Nua, officiated at the graveside.  The coffin was draped in the Tri-colour. The chief mourners were: Miss Mary O’Connor (sister); Miss Margaret McDermott and Miss Kathleen McDermott.

The attendance included – Senator M. Conlon, Mr. Denis P. Seery, Mr. J. White (Clara), Mr. Sean Murphy, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Berne, Mrs. Caulfield, Mrs. Kenny, Mr. and Mrs. Michael O’Connell, Mr. Edward Flanagan, Mr. J. J. Byrne, Mr. Michael Byrne, Mr. M. Costigan, Mr. Sean Farrelly, Mr. Chris Murphy, Mr. Thos. Orford, Mr. Tim Orford, Mr. R. T. Daly, Mr. R. P. Barrett, Mr. Peadar Kearney, Mr. Thos. Berney, Mr. Jas. Kelly, Mr. Thos. Hayes, Mr. Patk Brennan, Mr. and Mrs. D. Bohan, Mrs. Kavanagh.

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