Friday, August 05, 2022

By Conor Forrest

A MEMORIAL bench has been unveiled in Athy for the late John Shaughnessy.

Located outside the town’s library, not far from the banks of the river, the simple and beautiful memorial is an initiative by Ann Kearney and the staff of Athy Library and was unveiled on the morning of Friday 29 July.

There was a lot of sadness in Athy in June of last year with the news of the well-known, much loved local man’s passing. John, who was involved in so many aspects of community life in the town, was highly respected and very popular and was a true gentleman in every sense of the word.

See next Tuesday’s Kildare Nationalist for photos and report from the event.


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