Passing of well known Abbeyleix woman, Eileen Quinn

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Passing of well known Abbeyleix woman, Eileen Quinn

The late Eileen Quinn

The death took place last Friday, July 10 of Eileen Quinn (née Farrell) of Lower Main Street, Abbeyleix.

Mrs Quinn was a well known figure in Abbeyleix and beyond, not least through the family run cafe Quinn's Tea and Coffee Rooms at Lower Main Street.

The family notice said that “she passed from this world with a grace she was renowned for in life, and will rest in peace with her beloved husband Billy.”

Mrs Quinn played an active role in the community life of Abbeyleix. She was involved in the setting up of Abbeyleix Credit Union, and was also involved in the popular Maytime festival. She had numerous roles in the local branch of the ICA.

She was a familiar figure in Quinn's Tea and Coffee Rooms at Lower Main Street, where she loved to meet and chat with people. At present the iconic cafe, which is nearly 40 years old, remains closed following a fire at the premises last year. It is run by her daughter, Marie.

The family previously ran a grocery on Main Street which her husband Billy was involved in.

Mrs Quinn passed last Friday, surrounded by her family. She is survived by her six children, Rosaleen, Marie, John, Mark, Robbie, Adrian and their partners Vera, Veronica, Paula and Ronnie, sister Celia, brother Frank, grandchildren Louis, Ben, Erika, Jessica, Sam and Eli.

Removal took place from her residence at 1.45pm on Sunday to The Church Of The Most Holy Rosary for requiem Mass at 2pm. Burial took place afterwards in St. Patrick's Cemetery