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Marble and Stone Memorials - William Foley Memorial, St. Mary's Parish Church

This is one of the most elaborately decorated Celtic crosses in Dungarvan with decoration on every surface front and back. It was carved in limestone by Molloy of Dungarvan according to an inscription at the base. Patrick Molloy started his business in Kilkenny in 1892 and had branches in Callan and Dungarvan.  His sons continued the business, and it is still thriving today under another generation.

The memorial is inscribed:

Erected by his wife and children

In loving memory of William F Foley, Main Street Dungarvan

Who died 9 March 1926 aged 66 years.

& his grandson John W Hurley, died 7 February 1926 aged 15 years.

His wife Bridget Foley died 13 December 1944.

William’s obituary in the Dungarvan Observer of 14 March 1926 noted that he was ’an upright and honourable man, who had built up a large and lucrative trade.  A sound and thorough Irishman, and always played his part in national affairs, and was ever a generous subscriber to all charitable and patriotic purposes’.

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