Death Notice: Eddie Murphy, Ballydaly

The death has occurred on 26th December 2016 of Eddie Murphy, Ballydaly, Millstreet. Sadly missed by his loving and loved wife Delia (nee Falvey). Predeceased by his sister Mella and brother Anthony. Deeply regretted by his wife, brother Brendan, sisters Margaret, Mary, Breeda and Noreen, extended family, kind neighbours and many friends.

Reposing at his home today, Tuesday, from 5pm followed by Rosary at 9pm. Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Millstreet on Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm followed by removal to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Ballydaly. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 1pm followed by burial in St Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet. Family flowers only, donations if the desired to Cork Simon Community

O’Leary Undertakers, Knocknagree. <email> 087-2229866

Eddie at Millstreet Museum in 2015


Eddie loved his greyhounds
Eddie back in 1979
Eddie and John 11th June 1995 with Clara in the background

with thanks to Russell for the photos

Eddie was also a bagpiper in the Millstreet Pipe Band:


4 thoughts on “Death Notice: Eddie Murphy, Ballydaly”

  1. Time on the living body does take it’s toll
    And death is something beyond human control
    Those who grieve for their dead mere words cannot console
    And in the death of Eddie Murphy Ballydaly has lost some of it’s soul

    Grieved by his family and his many friends and neighbors and by Delia his good wife
    In Eddie a great man has lost his gift of life
    One who lived unshackled by guile or conceit
    He was as nice a person as one could wish for to meet

    As a young man quite handsome broad shouldered and tall
    In the colors of Ballydaly he played Gaelic Football
    And for many years as a member of the Millstreet Pipe Band
    He played with them in venues in many parts of Ireland

    As breeders and owners of greyhounds Eddie and Delia became widely known
    Their Ballydaly dogs with Ireland’s best did hold their own
    And though his gift of life from him has gone good memories does remain
    Of one never to be seen in the flesh again

    Of Eddie a true gentleman in truth one can say
    In Ballydaly he first looked on the light of day
    And there from a boy he grew into a man
    And lived for the greater part of his life’s span

    Eddie lived as a good person in every way
    And he always led by good example in truth one can say
    Always calm and relaxed in his lifetime his friends in numbers did grow
    He was one of the few who had the inner glow

    In Duhallow never to be seen in the flesh again
    But of Eddie fond memories in all who knew him of him will remain
    Respect to his memory one only can pay
    By Cashman’s Hill in St Mary’s in Millstreet his last remains lay.

    “Eddie Murphy” is by Francis Duggan

  2. On the roadway by the church in Ballydaly at the tolling of the funeral bell
    Brendan O’ Sullivan on his bagpipe he piped a last farewell
    To the backdrop of the Boggeraghs on a gray December day
    His respect to his neighbor, friend and mentor Eddie Murphy in music he did play

    Of one who will always be remembered when friends of his will meet
    Before the hearse did lead the funeral cars to St Mary’s in Millstreet
    Carrying a man who in his lifetime was known far and wide
    From his native Ballydaly in Duhallow’s green countryside

    An image from the camera of Sean Radley uploaded online by Russell Murphy that will live on for years
    Long after those who knew and loved Eddie will have shed their last grief healing tears
    A farewell to a favorite son one of Ballydaly’s own
    In his long lifetime every day his friends in numbers had grown

    On a bleak day in December close to zero degrees
    The plaintive sound of Brendan’s bagpipe was carrying in the breeze
    Across Eddie Murphy’s fields blowing with a cold chill
    In view of Caherbarnagh, Gortavehy, Kippagh and Clara hill

    Brendan O’ Sullivan on his bagpipe a farewell to Eddie Murphy did play
    Before the hearse carried him to St Mary’s where his last remains now lay
    One who was loved by many and though the gift of life from his has gone
    Good memories of the man he was in all who knew him will live on.

    “Brendan O’Sullivan On His Bagpipe” is by Francis Duggan

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