Paddy Lawlor of Ballickmoyler

Carlow County - Ireland Genealogical Projects (IGP TM)

Paddy Lawlor

Ballickmoyler. Co Laois

The death occurred at Hillview Nursing Home on Saturday 28th November 2009 of Paddy Lawlor, Ballickmoyler.  Paddy who was active up to a few weeks before his death was born in 1918, he celebrated his 91st birthday in May of this year  .... A member of an old established Laois family, his own father, P.J. Lawlor died three months before he was born. Paddy was reared by his grandmother and for the remainder of his life he worked the family farm which had been occupied by his family for at least 4 generations. Paddy went to school in Arles, He played in the Arles Brass Band in the 1920s. He also played football for Killeshin. Paddy was an enthusiastic supporter of sports and in particular of the GAA, he had an encyclopedic knowledge of  GAA games and players.

He was  a regular attendee at Card Drives and liked nothing better than a good game of 25s. Paddy was also a keen Greyhound breeder  and achieved some success with Spring Sprong and Hot Breeze both of which went on to win several races. In 1960 he married Maura Brennan from Killeshin. He is mourned by his wife Maura, sons P.J. (Killarney) Billy (Ballickmoyler) and daughter, Margaret (Dublin), grandchildren, P.J., Christopher, Stephen, David and Ciaran.

His remains were removed from his home in Arles to the Church of the Sacred Heart, Arles on Monday 30th where they were received by Father P.J. Madden, Fr. John Dunphy and Fr. Bill Kemmy. Funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr, Tony O' Shea on Tuesday 1st December with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Our sincere condolences to his family!

Source: The Carlow Nationalist Dec 2009

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