Tuesday 20 August 2019

Large crowd honours Paupers' Graveyard dead

THE RECENT patron at the Paupers' Graveyard in Coolcotts saw a large crowd gather to pay tribute to those who are buried there. In keeping with tradition, many brought flowers to lay on the graves.

Fr. Sean Devereux performed the religious ceremony as on of his last official duties before he departs for Gambia next week.

The focal point of this year's patron was, however, the retirement of the secretary of the Wexford Memorial Trust, Ray Nolan, St. Michael's Street.

Recognising his outstanding contribution to the committee for over 20 years, Ray had the mantle of life honourary President bestowed upon him. Chairperson of the Trust and lifelong friend, Padge Reck, paid tribute to Mr. Nolan in his speech on the day. He described him as ' honest, dependable and diligent' throughout his tenure.

Helen Corish Wylde has been appointed the new secretary of the trust. Cllr Reck expressed his confidence that Ms. Wylde would ensure the graveyard would remain a 'special little place' for the people of Wexford to come and find peace in.

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