Appreciation of the late William J. Hearn, Ballyneale Castle

William J. Hearn moved from Glen, Kilsheelan, with his family to Ballyneale Castle in 1968, where he worked an active dairy farm.

William J. Hearn moved from Glen, Kilsheelan, with his family to Ballyneale Castle in 1968, where he worked an active dairy farm.

He had a great interest in nature and history, hence, he planted many specimen trees on the farm and took great pride in Ballyneale Castle, restoring old walls throughout the farm to former glory.

William was a great community man, involved in local Tidy Town Committee, Pastoral Council and GAA among other things. He was also a member of IFA and Slievenamon Farm discussion group, which he thoroughly enjoyed.

In his earlier years he was involved in rugby. He played senior rugby with Waterpark and also played with the Carrick Rugby Club.

William was a great family man and is sadly missed by his wife Marian, children Edmond, Madeleine, Thérèse and John-Pierse, sisters Mary and Catherine. His family wish to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to the wonderful neighbours in Ballyneale, relatives and friends and all who supported them during their sad and sudden bereavement. A special word of thanks to all staff, students and the community of Loreto Kilkenny for their prayers and support throughout. The holy sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for your intentions.

“We are all a bundle of memories. What will you be remembered for?” W.H.

First anniversary Mass for William Hearn will be celebrated on Saturday, December 1, in St. Mary’s Church, Ballyneale, at 6.30pm.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.