I knew nothing was known about Denis Moran and his
Margaret until his photo was discovered in The Irish Post in London in
Nov 1995 when he and his wife were attending a Killarney Reunion dinner
and the photo was spotted by me (Michael Brennan) and decided to
investigate because it had said that he came from Carlow, Ireland.
It turns out he is a third cousin of mine on my
grandmothers side of the family.
As a boy he lived in number 20 Dublin Road Carlow, two doors from his
Grand Parents. His house was opposite St. Leo's College, Dublin Road,
He also was a Choir boy and sung in Carlow Cathedral. After leaving
school Denis went to work for Carlow County Council.
He came to London in 1959
They were Fox Trot champions in 1966.
Denis cannot remember his Dad because he died when he was only 6 years
of age. His father was James (Jimmy) Moran and his mother was Mary
Catherine Walsh also from Dublin Road, Carlow.
He was a long time member of the Carlow Association London and served as
Chairman for some years.
Retired at the age of 67 in 1994
He was known as the Morans from the Dublin Road, Carlow.
He was a member of the local choir in Brockley. London.
He was also a member of The Knights of Colomba
He was buried in Hither Green Cemetery Lewisham, London on Thursday 25th
- The late Denis Moran. An appreciation
- Died in England.
- Denis Moran who died on Ash Wednesday at his home in London,
was originally from toe Dublin Road. Carlow. A man who never
lost contact with his native town. even though he had lived and
worked in London for the past 40 years, he loved to read The
Nationalist. which he received every week and so kept in touch
with all the happenings of County Carlow. Denis was a loyal and
active member of the County Carlow Association in London for a
long number of years and was president since 1993. carrying out
his duties up to the time of his death. He was a lifelong member
of the Pioneer Association and also a member of the Knights of
Colomba. A devout Catholic, a man of great faith, who totally
trusted in God, he was an example and an inspiration to all who
were privileged to know him.
- At the30th annual dinner dance of the
Carlow Association last October (1998) he was the recipient of a
special award for his services to the Association presented by
the vice-chairman of Carlow County Council and received a
standing ovation from those present.
- At the removal of his remains to the Church, a guard of honour
was performed by the Knights, and after the funeral Mass his coffin
was carried by the members of the Carlow Association.
- Denis is deeply mourned by his wife Margaret, nieces, nephews
and a large circle of friends. May he rest in peace.
- Mary Dalton.
- Co. Carlow Association.
- Published in the Nationalist 26th March 1999
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