06 Oct 2022

Tributes paid to former Carlow/Kilkenny TD as funeral details announced

Rest in Peace


Rest in Peace

Tributes have been paid to former Carlow/Kilkenny TD, John Browne, as his funeral details are announced.

John, of Ballinacarrig in Carlow and Kilmihil in Clare, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday morning surrounded by his loving family and is deeply regretted by his loving wife Nancy, daughters Carmel, Deirdre and Geraldine and son Fergal.

Carlow TD Pat Deering expressed his condolences following the death of the former Fine Gael TD.

Deputy Deering said: "It is with great sadness that I learned this morning of the death of former Fine Gael TD John Browne, who has passed away after a long illness.

"John was my immediate predecessor in Dáil Éireann and had a long and distinguished political career.

"Originally a Clare man, he was first elected to Carlow County Council in 1979. He was then nominated to the Seanad in 1983.

"John was then elected to Dáil Éireann in 1989 and retired in 2002. He recently came to Dublin for the Dáil 100 celebrations in the Mansion House in January.

"John has always been heavily involved in the community, especially in GAA activities, and once retired he really re-immersed himself in these interests and became chair of the county juvenile committee.

"My deepest sympathies go to his wife Nancy, his son, daughters, relatives and many friends.

"An exemplary and committed politician, he will be sorely missed by the local community."

John's remains will repose in St Mary's Church, Bennekerry from 4pm Thursday concluding with prayers at 8pm.

Funeral Mass on Friday at 2pm with burial immediately afterwards in adjoining cemetery.

Rest in Peace 

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