UNEXPECTED DEATH SHOCKS THE AREA
The sad news of the unexpected death of Michael Coughlan, Ballinrush, Kilworth on Easter Monday was greeted with shock and disbelief throughout the entire area.
A well known businessman, Michael was highly regarded by all who had the pleasure of dealing with him at his chip van in Mitchelstown’s New Square down through the years.
Since the announcement of his death on Monday, friends and acquaintances have been laying wreaths at his chip van, further proof of his immense popularity.
A native of Clancy Street, Fermoy, he was, in his younger days, a well known figure in the entertainment circuit when he played drums with his brother Mossie in the ‘Coughlan Trio’, the three-piece completed by the late Michael (Dykie) O’Brien on saxaphone.
Mike also spent a number of years in the dry cleaning business and a further spell in the pub trade in Mitchelstown.
A keen sportsman in his younger days, he was very much part of the road bowling scene all over county Cork.
His untimely passing has cast a great cloud of sadness over the area and large numbers of both young and old were expected at his removal on Wednesday night from O’Brien’s Funeral Home, Mitchelstown to the Church of the Immaculate Conception and again at his funeral Mass and burial on Thursday. He will be laid to rest in Kilcrumper New Cemetery following 12noon Mass in Mitchesltown.
To Chris and to his family Jennifer, Michelle, Eric, Elaine and Ross, brothers Mossie and Patrick and his sister Chris, we extend our heartfelt sympathy.
Thursday 16th April 6:51pm