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The Argus - - NEWS - Late Kevin O’Hare. Kevin O’Hare 1953-2018

The KEVIN O’Hare, Main Street, Castle­belling­ham, who died on 3 Septem­ber, 2018, was a na­tive of Co. Ar­magh.

He was born in Dromintee, south Ar­magh, into a farm­ing fam­ily, and lived there for 25 years.

A hard worker, who loved an­i­mals, Kevin, as a young man, served his time as a brick­layer with G. Wim­pey & Co., Belfast. He re­ceived cer­tifi­cates for Sil­ver Trowel.

He built some no­table build­ings, in­clud­ing the Bank of Ire­land, Dun­dalk and Dun­dalk In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy, where he did some fine brick­work.

Kevin left Dromintee af­ter 25 years, and mar­ried and raised a fam­ily in Dun­dalk.

He started work­ing in Mac­ar­dle Moore Brew­ery and was the youngest trans­port driver.

He spent al­most 30 years with the brew­ery and there was not a road in Ire­land, north and south, that he did not know. In­deed, it could be said he trav­elled the high­ways and by­ways of the coun­try.

When Kevin re­tired, he went to re­side in Castle­belling­ham. He loved liv­ing in any part of the south, and was well set­tled with fam­ily and friends.

He en­joyed tele­vi­sion, es­pe­cially doc­u­men­taries, news and sport.

In his youth he was a good foot­baller, and in later years played snooker and pool, while he liked the odd bet on the horses.

Kevin also liked work­ing on projects and could turn his hand to any­thing.

He loved a few pints, call­ing into his lo­cal and be­yond for a good laugh, plenty of craic and telling old sto­ries and yarns.

Kevin was pre­de­ceased by his son, Niall; mother, Brigid and fa­ther, Felix.

His fu­neral took place in St Joseph’s Redemp­torist Church, fol­lowed by burial in Louth Ceme­tery.

Kevin will be sadly missed by his fam­ily, rel­a­tives and friends.

The late Jen­nifer Grant.

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