Southern Star/1928/The Late Mr. Sean Hayes

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The Late Mr. Sean Hayes

The announcement of the death of Mr. Sean Hayes, which too place at his late residence, Seafield Road, Clontarf, Dublin, on 24th inst., came as a surprise and shock to his numerous Carbery relatives, friends, and admirers. Deceased belonged to a very old, highly respected and widely connected West Cork family. He was a son of the late Mr. Denis Hayes, Cregg, Rosscarbery, and nephew of Rev. P. O'Donovan, P.P., Caheragh. He was for a period Manager of the "Southern Star"." He took part in the Dublin Rising of Easter Week, 1916, and, in consequence, he was interned. Subsequently, he was twice returned to An Dail, as representative of West Cork, and, if our memory be not at fault, it was he seconded the motion that the Treaty be accepted. Later on, he was Governor of Newbridge prison, and when peace was restored he was appointed to a position in the G.P.O. Stores, Dublin. Of a quiet and unassuming disposition, a cultured gentleman and a genuine patriot, he was held in the highest esteem—we may say truly—affection by all that ever came into contact with him. He was a rare man, and may God be good to him. His remains were laid to rest on Thursday in Glasnevin amid the illustrious dead—a fitting burial-place for one of the true and tried.


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