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Leinster Leader 30 May 1981

Late Mr. J. Breen
The death took place last week of well-known Naas man, John “The Briar” Breen, Rathasker road. He was a former postman in Naas area and a popular greyhound breeder. His pseudonym was, in effect, a badge of popularity, as he was a forceful and outspoken individual, and he matched these traits with generosity and good neighbourliness. Numerous friends were very sorry to hear of his passing in Gorey (Co. Wexford) hospital when visiting his sister. His funeral to St. Corban’s cemetery, Naas, was eloquent testimony to his popularity and was largely attended despite the atrocious weather conditions.

A note on the death of 'The Briar' Breen from the Leinster Leader of 30 May 1981

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