10 Aug 2022

Laois pub closed as death of proprietor's father announced

Laois pub closed as death of proprietor's father announced

The late Jim Moss proudly buying the first drink from son Tom after he took over Turley's Pub in Mountmellick last year. Photo: Turley's Pub

A Laois community is mourning the loss of a highly regarded man, with a local pub closed by the proprietor for a period of mourning for his father.

The death of Jim Moss has been announced by his son Tom Moss.

Jim from Derrycloney, Mountmellick, Laois, died this Wednesday, July 13, peacefully at home in the company of his loving family; daughters, Catherine, Edelle and Eileen, and sons Tom, Brian and Alan by his side. Predeceased by his dear wife Breda (nee Tobin), his sisters Moira and Ann and brother Ger.

He is mourned by his sons, daughters, sisters Eileen and Frances, sons-in-law John and Fergal, granddaughters Eva, Ella and Chloe, grandsons Ted and Jim, nephews, nieces, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and his many friends and neighbours.

He was a retired employee of Eircom (P&T). Funeral details below. 

Tom gave the following message, to be met with hundreds of expressions of sympathy and tributes to his father, many describing him as "an absolute gentleman".

"We are closed today and tomorrow as a mark of respect for our dear dad Jim Moss who passed away this morning. He was so proud to be our very first customer back in September last year. A true gentleman," he said.

He shared this lovely photograph of the proud moment.

"I'm really so very sorry to hear that Jim has passed away, a nicer man I don’t think I’ve ever met, he put the gentle into gentleman. May he rest in peace," Stephanie Thompson said.

"So sad to hear of Jim's passing. Can still hear him rising Red Joe in the corner of the lounge in Moloney's back in the day. A gentle respectful man in every way. May he rest in eternal peace," Jason Kelly said.

Jim Moss's remains will repose at his home at Derrycloney, Mountmellick, R32C7H9 on Friday, 15th of July, from 5pm to 8pm. Removal from his home on Saturday, 16th July, to St. Joseph’s Church, Mountmellick for requiem mass at 10am with burial immediately afterwards in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Family time on Saturday morning, please.

Jim’s requiem mass will be live streamed on

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