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The late John Minogue pictured right, with Vincent Griffin and the late Robbie McMahon in Minogues Bar Tulla

John Minogue dies in Tulla

Well known publican and former county councillor, John Minogue from Tulla has died.

Elected to Clare County Council on five separate occasions, serving over 30 years as an Independent county councillor, John Minogue was also a well known publican in Tulla village. His premises was a great meeting point for GAA supporters on big match days at Dr Tommy Daly Park, as well as a venue for music sessions and social occasions.

He died on Monday, having been unwell for the last number of months.

He has also been an avid supporter of the GAA and collector of GAA memorabilia.

John Minogue has been described as a “pillar of the local community” in his native Tulla by the Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council Councillor, John Crowe.

Councillor Crowe said, “John represented the Killaloe Electoral Area from 1960 to 1991. He was always honest and hard working for the people he represented. His non-party standing meant he often took a stand on issues he felt needed to be addressed and should be challenged. He was re-elected on five occasions and topped the poll in 1979 and 1985 such was his good standing in the community.”

About Carol Byrne

Carol Byrne is a reporter at The Clare Champion newspaper reporting on news in the East Clare area and the arts. She also covers the courts in County Clare and has received four national awards for this coverage from the Law Society of Ireland. A Masters in journalism graduate of NUI Galway, she also holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Limerick in Music and Media Studies. She began her career interning at The Limerick Leader and Clare FM, before taking up a full time post at The Clare Champion in 2006.

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