Death Notice: Conchubhar Ó hÉalaithe (Neil Healy), Drishane

Tomorrow (Sunday) night his Funeral will arrive from Dublin directly to the Church no time as yet announced (8:15pm). His Funeral Mass, as Gaeilge, will take place at St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet on Monday, 1st March at 11.00 a.m., and after that he will be taken to the crematorium in Ringaskiddy.

We are very sorry to hear about the passing of Conchubhar Ó hÉalaithe – he was such a gentleman and one who really began the Twinning concept – Seán

Conchubhar Ó hÉalaithe, Noel C. Duggan, and Pat Kelly before the Eurovision in 1993 [ref]

3 thoughts on “Death Notice: Conchubhar Ó hÉalaithe (Neil Healy), Drishane”

  1. I am sad beyond words to hear of Conchubhar’s passing. He was a gentleman, an excellent teacher who fostered every interest I have today. The world is a poorer place without him

  2. A great teacher and a lovely man.Ní bheidh a leithéid arís ann because there is simply no-one like him in Sráid a’Mhuillin.Our thoughts are with Siobhán and family.

  3. Conchubhar was such an absolute gentleman of the very highest calibre. In the 1970s and 1980s I had the great privilege of being a Junior Teaching Colleague on the wonderfully dedicated teaching team associated with the Coláiste Samhraidh at St. Michael’s Rosminian College in Omeath, Co. Louth beside the beautiful Carlingford Bay and later in St. McNissi’s College near Larne, Co. Antrim. It was Conchubhar’s Training College friend, the late Mícheál Ó Duinnín of Carlingford and Conchubhar himself who enthusiastically established this truly excellent and remarkable Summer School where hundreds of students from the 32 counties not only learned to fondly appreciate the Irish language but were so magnificently inspired in developing such a real love of a far broader dimension of Irish two of Ireland’s greatest teachers…Mícheál and Conchubhar (assisted by a supportive team). Among the many who attended the recent Funeral Mass for Conchubhar – Mícheál’s wife, May and son Pádraig who travelled from Dundalk, Co. Louth. We all have treasured memories of this utterly sincere, forever witty and superbly understanding and approachable Friend, Conchubhar Ó hÉalaithe. As Dara (in the previous message) states – “Ní bheidh a leithéidí arís ann.” In time we hope to compile audiovisual memories of Conchubhar which have been recorded over the years. These precious recordings will feature on LTV2 and on our website. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.

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