Monday 18 November 2019

A proud mother who believed in women's rights


The late Eileen Hore.
The late Eileen Hore.

Eileen Hore (nee White) passed away on August 4 surrounded by her loving family and in the tender care of staff at Knockeen Nursing Home, Wexford.

Born on August 12, 1932 to loving parents Joseph and Julia White of Roachestown, Tahgmon was one of six children, with Kitty, John, Joseph, Teresa and Nicky making up the rest of the family.

At 14 years old Eileen started work as a housekeeper in Wexford Town before, at the age of 19, she married the love of her life, John Hore of Carrigeen. The proudest moments of Eileen's life were the births of her nine children; Dan, John, Nick, Catherine, Peter, William, Pat, Julie and Frances; and her eyes would light up whenever someone asked about them. Once her own children were reared and started families of their own Eileen enjoyed nothing more than looking after her 18 grandchildren and the 12 great grandchildren who followed.

In 1979, having been approached by Fr. Denis Doyle, Eileen became involved with the Wexford Youth Group and co-produced the show which, in 1989, reached the semi-final of John Player Tops.

Eileen was an avid fundraiser for many groups in Wexford, and helped to raise funds for Wexford Youth Group, 2nd Wexford Scouting and Volunteers GAA among others. She was also on the committee of St Ibars Cemetary and was one of those responsible for ensuring the grounds of Crosstown Cemetary were maintained to the highest of standards. In addition, she also fought tirelessly to have the Angel Plot erected.

Eileen's motto was to always be of honest stature, have good timekeeping and to give 100%. She was a believer in Mná na hÉireanna and felt that women should have equal status and always vote.

Eileen was predeceased by her husband John, son Willie, granddaughter Caitlin and son-in-law Fergie.

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