Community in shock at death of young man

There is a deep sense of shock throughout Moydow this week, following the untimely death of James Farrell (26), Highfield House, Clonkeen.

A son of Seamus and Bernadette, James is also survived by his three sisters Charlotte, Caroline and Tara.

The Farrell family are well-known throughout Co Longford and the sudden death of James has deeply shocked people in Moydow and the surrounding parishes.

In a statement, Moydow Harpers GFC said that it was with “great sadness” that its members had learned of Mr Farrell’s death.

“James was the son of well known musician Seamus, and his wife Bernadette and was an active member of the Harpers,” the statement read.

“He was our PRO for the last few years and due to health issues he could never play for the Harpers, but was always there to give the club a helping hand - whether to stand in as umpire and help out in any way possible.

“ James always had a smile on his face, and was one of the most polite and courteous people you could meet.”

Speaking to the Leader, Fr Pat Lennon said that entire community was heartbroken to learn of James’ death.

“My heart goes out to the family,” he said, adding that James and his family were “exemplary”.

“James was a lovely lad; so caring and helpful, in fact he was a regular helper on the Diocesan annual children’s pilgrimage to Lourdes and accompanied me on that pilgrimage on several occasions. It’s just so sad what has happened.”

Funeral Mass will be held at St Bridget’s Church, Ardagh at 12 noon on Thursday with burial afterwards in Moydow Cemetery.




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