Derrycroff, Liscarney, Westport
The death took place unexpectedly on March 15 of Eamon Walsh and news of his passing greatly saddened the local community. Eamon was born to Martin and Sarah Walsh, Derrycroff on June 4, 1946. He was the eldest of a family of two and attended national school in Derrycroff and later Glenmask.
His working life began at the tender age of 16 in the forestry and then with the Mulloy’s of Shop Street, Westport. From there he went on to work as a driver for Corcoran’s quarry where he spent close to 20 happy years. He then took over the family farm. Eamon had a great love for the land and animals and this is evident in his legacy of green fields which
surrounds his residence in Derrycroff, and from the many prize-winning rosettes on display for his lambs. Eamon married his wife and soulmate Noreen Walsh (Tourmakeady) in 1969. Together they raised a family of five children, which they worked hard to provide for as they watched them grow into adults. Eamon enjoyed watching the football on a Sunday afternoon with his family but his real interest was in the sport of boxing and he attended the National Stadium in Dublin and the local boxing tournaments on numerous occasions to watch and support his son Eamon and grandson Brian Mullen.
Eamon loved socialising and really enjoyed a night out in Petie Joe’s where he would have a few pints and a quick step with his wife Noreen. He also loved to read and one of his favourite past times was to pick up a paper and read it from front to back as he loved to hold a conversation on arrange of topics, including sports, politics and current affairs. Eamon was a good neighbour and had many friends, this was evident from the large crowds that called to his home, and attended his removal and funeral Mass. Eamon was a happy man who enjoyed a simple life and greatly loved his family, neighbours, friends, the land and his prize-winning sheep.
He will be sadly missed and will forever be in the hearts and memories of his loving wife Noreen; sons, Martin and Eamon (Derrycroff); daughters, Maureen Mullen (Westport), Sally Aengenoordt, (Derrycroff) and Brenda Hastings (Cushlough); sister, Mary Derrig, (Croaghrim); three grandchildren, Brian and Edel Mullen and Ryan Hastings; sons-in-law,
Paul Mullen and David Hastings and Klaus Aengenoordt; aunt, Mary Walsh (Rooghaun); nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, neighbours and friends.
May his gentle soul rest in peace.