President to attend funeral of Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin in Kilrush

President to attend funeral of Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin in Kilrush


Funeral of Dr Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin will take place in Clare

A short video from the Irish Traditional Music Archive of the late Irish composer and musician Dr Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin who died on Wednesday.

Posted by The Clare Herald on Friday, November 9, 2018

President Michael D Higgins will attend the funeral mass of Irish composer and musician Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin who died at the age of 67.

Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin of Dromore House, Dromore, Newport, County Tipperary, passed away peacefully on Wednesday at Milford Hospital a long illness.

He is survived by his wife Prof. Helen Phelan and their son Luke, his sons Eoin and daughter-in-law Andrea, Mícheál ‘Moley’ and partner Namu and Eoin and Mícheál’s mother Dr. Nóirín Ní Riain.

Mícheál will also be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his brother John O’Sullivan and his wife Patricia (Clonmel), Pat, Ida, Trish, Liz, Kate and the extended Phelan family, his many nephews, nieces, relatives and large circle of friends both at home and abroad.

Mícheál’s funeral arrangements have confirmed as:

Reposing at his residence in Newport this Sunday (11th November) from 2pm to 8pm (House private at all other times, please).

Arriving to St. Senan’s Church,Kilrush, Co. Clare for Funeral Mass at 12.30pm on Monday (12th November). Private Cremation will take place afterwards in Shannon Crematorium.

No flowers by request, please. Donations, in lieu of flowers, will be apportioned equally among The Dialysis Unit – U.H.L., St. Brigid’s Ward – St. Vincent’s Hospital and Milford Hospice, all of whom provided great care and attention to Mícheál.

When entering Newport, please follow Funeral Signs and directions of stewards.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.