Fergus Wall gives an excellent talk at Templemore

Last Friday evening Templemore native Fergus Wall made a welcome return to Templemore to give an excellent talk on all those in and around Templemore who died in the First World War.

Like many of us, Fergus found himself distraught during the pandemic and it was during this time that he conducted the majority of his research on this project.

The local crowd didn’t let him down as a nice crowd turned out to hear how natives like William Riordan, John Leahy, Matthew Maher, Thomas Kiely, Morrissey brothers, Carden brothers, Fogarty brothers all gave their life for the cause. small nations.

Fergus put tremendous effort into detailing each soldier, his past and his family in an effort to preserve everyone’s memory. He proudly presented a copy of his work to the Society and another copy will be available in the reference section of the local library.

The audience then joined in for an excellent question and answer session, followed by a welcome cup of tea and conversation in the kitchen.

Paddy Quinn’s great-uncle John Leahy lost his life in France on September 22, 1917, and after the conference Paddy was proud to present a slate to Fergus in thanks for his work and in memory of all who died of Templemore and its hinterland. during the Great War. We must never forget.

The Society also wishes to express its condolences to the Young family on the death of Helena in Dublin. Helena is Kathleen’s sister who was our treasurer for many years.

Our condolences also go out to the Fennell family on the passing of Billy who attended many conferences over the years with his wife Teresa.

May their two sweet souls rest in peace.

Angela C. Hale