On Saturday, July 26 the death took place of Mr Martin Phelan at St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny. A well respected member of the farming community Martin was born and reared in Russellstown, Attanagh and farmed all his life there with his brother Mikey. Attaining the age of 87 years he had worked and enjoyed life up to very recent times.

Removal took place on Monday, July 28 from Phelan’s Funeral Home, Durrow to the Church of the Assumption Ballyouskill for requiem mass and burial took place afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Deepest sympathy is extended to his brother Mikey, relatives, neighbours and friends. May he rest in peace.


Mass will be celebrated by local priests at Ladywell Shrine on Friday, August 15 at 3pm. The annual novena will take place from August 31 to September 8. Speakers to be announced.