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End of an era as last islander passes

Tuesday, 13th February, 2018 4:13pm

End of an era as last islander passes

The late John Connell

The death has occurred of John Connell, Inchbofin Island, Lough Ree, Muckanagh, Glasson, the last permanent resident of an island in Lough Ree.

Mr Connell (83), passed away peacefully in Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, on Monday. He is deeply regretted by his sister-in-law Teasy, his nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Funeral arrangements are, as follows:

Reposing in Thomond Lodge Nursing Home, Ballymahon, on Wednesday afternoon, from 3pm until 5.30pm followed by removal to arrive at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Tubberclair at 6.3pm. Funeral Mass on Thursday at 11am followed by burial in adjoining cemetery.


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