Jonathon’s talents will be fondly remembered by all
THE LATE Jonathan Carroll was a native of Greystones, and was educated at Presentation College, Bray. Jonathan was a keen angler and was noted for his expertise in many different species of fish.
He was a very good fly fisherman and caught record amounts of salmon and trout on the Bunowen River. He was an excellent helmsman, an avid diver and a very good golfer, and was a member at Westport Golf Club. In the prime of his life he advanced his diving and motorcycling skills with a view to becoming an instructor in both.
In his professional life he worked at Select Interiors, his family business in Greystones where he was an excellent salesperson.
He also worked for Hayden Hire, his cousin Ciaran’s business, and later at CP Hire, Greystones. While working in Greystones he helped the St. Vincent de Paul and many local clubs including the Rowing Club.
Jonathan helped with the Christmas Lights celebration every year. In September 2007 he made a trip from Greystones to Cairnarvon in Wales with a flotilla of ribs to raise money for the Greystones Sea Scouts. Jonathan also participated in the motorbike Annual Across Ireland charity event each August.
He moved to Old Head, Louisburg to live ten years ago where he continued to enjoy life on and in the sea an run his own business, Glass and Glazing Services. He loved all creatures, often leaving a lobster where he found it instead of taking it home for dinner. He made many friends there including Martin who confirmed that they did actually climb up a 30-foot wave in the Atlantic off Old Head.
He dived to retrieve some contents from Martin’s boat when it sank having been untied from its mooring by vandals.
He ran his own business, ‘Glass and Glazing Services’ at Old Head.
He had previously worked at Lawless glazing in Louisburg, where he would have liked to direct the business still coming his way.
Jonathan became seriously ill with pneumonia in October, and sadly passed away at Mayo General Hospital in Castlebar at the end of November, despite the great efforts of all the doctors and nurses in the I.C.U. He has been interned with his great-grandparents at Redford Cemetery in Greystones.
Jonathan will be sadly missed by his Mum Sandra, Stepdad Niall, Sisters Wendy and Heidi, his girlfriend Tash, his nieces, nephews, cousins and all of his friends across the country. May he forever be a free spirit.
The late Jonathon Carroll.