Funeral of Mr. Hubert P. D. Walsh

The funeral took place on Friday, 11th
instant of Hubert Patrick Denison Walsh,
late Lieutenant, Royal Irish Fusiliers, eldest
son of Dr. P. S. Walsh1, K.C., President of
Pensions Appeal Tribunal (British), Southern
Ireland, and of Mrs. Walsh2, Harcourt street,
Dublin

The remains were removed from his late
residence, "The Cottage," Massinass, Crees-
lough, County Donegal, for internment in the
family burial ground at Cashelmore. The
funeral cortege, one of the largest ever seen
in the locality, was representative of every
class and creed in the community. The Rev.
Alphonsus Ward, who had administered so
assiduously to the spiritual wants of the de-
ceased in his long last illness, was the cele-
brant of the Requiem Mass, assisted by the
Rev. Canon McLoone and the Rev. Joseph
Sheridan. On the conclusion of the Requiem,
Canon McLoone delivered a touching
panegyric of the fine character and attractive
personality of the deceased. No better
tribute could be paid to his popularity or
that of his family than the great congrega-
tion that crowded St. Michael's Church to
assist at the Funeral Service

Canon McLoone, in conveying to the sor-
rowing family, on behalf of the clergy and
community in general, the sincerest sym-
pathy, said that despite a splendid psysique (sic)
and otherwise powerful constitution, despite
everything that medical science could do,
combined with the best nursing care and the
untiring attention of a loving mother, a
devoted father and fond family - all was
found fruitless to arrest the fatal disability
contracted in the Mediterranean campaign of
the Great War.

The chief mourners were:- Dr. P. S. Walsh and
Mrs. Walsh (parents), Dr. H. P. Walsh3, London,
Dermot Walsh and P. Walsh4 (brothers), Miss
Harkin5 (aunt), Joseph Walsh (uncle), and the
Misses Walsh (cousins), Dr. Charles Coll (brother-
in-law) and Mrs. Coll6 (sister), Thomas F. O'Brien
(brother-in-law) and Mrs. O'Brien7 (sister), the Rev.
Joseph Sheridan8, P.P., Carrigart, and George
Denison Drina Dutton (sic)9 (cousins).

Among those present or represented were:- His
Eminence Cardinal O'Donnell, the Most Rev. Dr.
McNeely, Bishop of Raphoe; the Very Rev. Canon
McLoone, P.P., Dunfanaghy; the Rev. Thomas
Molloy D.D., Professor, St. Eunan's College,
Letterkenny; the Rev. Joseph Sheridan P.P.,
Carrigart; the Rev. Daniel McGinley, P.P., St.
Johnstone; the Rev. Canon Staunton, Incumbent,
the Rectory, Ballymore; the Rev. Alphonsus Ward, C.C.,
Cashelmore; the Rev. John Cunningham, C.C.,
Glenties; the Rev. Hugh Boyle, C.C., Carrigart;
the Rev. James O'Brien, Chaplain's House, Uni-
versity College, Cork; the Rev. Dominic Canning,
C.C., Downstrands; Dr. McDonald, Falcarragh; Dr.
Carr, Gweedore; Dr. McCloskey, Carrigart; Dr.
McGinley, Letterkenny; Dr. McGarvey, Rathmullen;
Dr. O'Beirne, Carrick; Dr. Gardiner, Arranmore; Dr.
Silvester Healy, Rathgar, Dublin; Dr. Gerald
Beckett, Dundrum, Dublin; Dr. D. O'Brien, Sydney
place, Cork; Dr. Egan, Dublin; Dr. Harley, Weald-
stone, Harrow; Dr. Coll, Portnablagh, Dunfanaghy;
Dr. McFadden, London; Mr. William Kelly, soli-
citor, Letterkenny, Miss Statia Delane, Dublin;
Mr. P. Coyle, Kilmacrenan; Mr. D. Taylor, Kil-
macrenan; Mrs. McCafferty, Kilmacrenan; Mr.
William Gallagher, Letterkenny; Mr. Daniel
McVeigh, Gortnavock10; Mr. D. Coll, Gweedore; Mr.
Charles McFadden, Gweedore; Mr. Cormac Breslin,
Gweedore; Mrs. Breslin, Gweedore; Mr. Hugh
O'Donnell, Dungloe; Mr. Griffen (Civic Guards),
Gweedore; Mr. McFadden, Gortahork; Mr. P.
McLoughlin, Falcarragh; Mc. C. Fadden, Fal-
carragh; the Misses McGinley, Falcarragh; Mr. J.
Gollen, Donegal; Miss McIntyre, Mountcharles;
Miss McHugh, Mountcharles; Mr. Ed. Griffen,
Carrigart; Mrs Friel11, Carrigart; Mr. D. McGettigan,
Glenree; Mr Michael McGinty, Derry; Mr. Hugh
McGinty, Derry; Mr. J. McGinley, Downings; Mr.
John Bucanan, Strabane; Mr. Michael Duffy,
Carrigart; Mrs. Hugh Walsh, Derry; Mr. Manus
McCreadie, Milford; Mr. Thompson, Manager
Royal Bank of Ireland and Messrs. Breslin and
Gilmore, Royal Bank of Ireland, Dunfanaghy;
Nurse Diver, Nurse Doyle, Mr. Arnold, Estate
Agent, Dunfanaghy; Mr. McGregor, Land Steward,
The Rampart; the Staff at Massinass, Sergeant
McNamee and Men of the Civic Guard, Creeslough.

Footnotes:
1 Paul Stanislaus Walsh
2 Mary Afric Walsh ne Dennison (or Denniston)
3 Hugh Paul Walsh
4 Should be B (Brian) Walsh
5 Rose Harkin - Rose and Mary Afric Walsh were sisters. Their mother was Winifred Denniston who married Bernard Harkin, Massinass.
6 Una Coll, ne Walsh
7 Sister's first name unknown
8 Fr. (later Canon) Joseph Sheridan was the son of Afric Denniston who married William Sheridan of Rathmullen. Afric and Winifred Harkin were sisters.
9 George Dennison, Drimdutton, Carrigart - George's father (Manus), Winifred Harkin and Afric Sheridan were siblings.
10 Probably should read Gortahork?
11 Probably Catherine Friel ne Dennison (sister of George), widow of Michael Friel of the Carrigart Hotel

Source: Irish Times, Monday 21st March 1927, Page 13

The headstone in Doe Graveyard (Cashel Mr) shows that Hubert Walsh died on 9th March, 1927, aged 30 years.


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