Popular Limerick publican passes away

Áine Fitzgerald

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Popular Limerick publican passes away

The proprieter of the Welcome Inn, Paddy Hayes, has died

TRIBUTES have been paid to well-known publican Paddy Hayes who has passed away.

Mr Hayes, who ran The Welcome Inn in Garryspillane, was a keen horse racing enthusiast and enjoyed many outings at the annual Cheltenham meetings.

“Paddy was very popular and well-respected in County Limerick,” said former county councillor Eddie Creighton of Hospital this Friday.

“He had spent several years in England and came home and bought The Welcome Inn across from Hinchy’s garage in Garryspillane. It has always been a very well run family pub. He will be very much missed by all in the locality,” added Mr Creighton.

Mr Hayes who passed away on Wednesday is predeceased by his wife Eileen, brothers John, Tim and Mick, sisters Peggy and Joan and is deeply regretted by his loving sons Michael, Pat and John, daughters Mary and Veronica, partner Carmel, sister Ann, daughters-in-law, sister-in-law, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Reposing at Fraser's funeral home, Galbally this Saturday evening from 4.30pm to 8pm. Remains arriving at Glenbrohane Church at 8.45pm.

Requiem Mass on Sunday at 10am. Burial afterwards in Auraclaw Cemetery.