A great sense of sadness was felt amongst the communities of both Kilnashee and Killoe recently with the passing of Julia Morgan (nee Quinn).
Born on September 26th 1927, Julia was the youngest daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Quinn. She had eleven siblings, Agnes, Elizabeth, Henry, Teresa, Jane, Mary Ann, Michael, Bridie, Ellie Rose, Margaret and Cornelius. She is survived by Ellie Rose Duignan (nee Quinn), who currently lives in New York. She was also predeceased by her late husband Tommy.
Known for being a very hard-working individual, Julia went into employment at an early age when she and a number of her sisters worked in the ribbon factory in Longford town Here, Julia earned 2s/6p per week and would cycle to and from work from Kilnashee on her bicycle.
A number of years later, Julia met and married Tommy Morgan. They made their home and raised their four daughters Liz, Marian, Teresa and Patricia.
Julia had four grandchildren, Thomas, Jacinta, Shane and Niamh and also became a great grandmother when Ellen Julia was born to Thomas and Lisa in May of this year.
Always very active and independent, she loved travelling to visit her sisters and friends near and far. Although she never drove, this would never stop Julia from getting where she wanted to go. She was known for her great sense of humour and her catalogue of old sayings which would match any situation.
She also had a deep rooted Catholic faith which she passed down through the family. That faith was manifested by her enduring love for her family, her attendance at daily mass when fit to do so and by her numerous pilgrimages to Knock, Lough Derg, Croagh Patrick and Lourdes.
May she rest in peace.