A VOTE of sympathy was expressed at the monthly meeting of the Ennis Municipal District following the passing of the late Dolly Colleran, mother of Ennis councillor Clare Colleran Molloy.
The meeting was adjourned for 15 minutes as a mark of respect to the Quin resident who had moved to Clare from Mayo with her husband, the late Jack.
Councillor Pat Daly described her as a “great community woman”. Councillor Mary Howard commented, “It is a very sad start to the New Year”, adding that the councillors are all thinking of Councillor Colleran Molloy.
“No matter what your age, your mam is your mam, the cornerstone of every family.”
Councillor Paul Murphy voiced sympathy for the entire Colleran family. Leonore O’Neill, senior executive officer, offered sympathy on behalf of the staff of the Ennis Municipal District.
Mayor of Ennis, Councillor Ann Norton added, “all our thoughts and prayers are with the Colleran family. I have no doubt this is a very difficult time.”
Clare County Council meanwhile adjourned its monthly meeting on Monday as a mark of respect to Mrs Colleran.
Councillor Pat Hayes said it was appropriate for the council to have a brief 15-minute adjournment.
Dolly Colleran, nee McHugh, Cluain Gearrain, Quin, and formerly of Hollymount, Co. Mayo died peacefully at Carrigoran House on Monday.
Predeceased by her beloved husband Jack, son Jarlath, sister Kitty, brother Paddy-Joe, grandchildren baby Hugh, Laura and Noel, daughters-in-law Mary Greene, Siobhan Dargan and Mary Hassett, and sons-in law Carl McKenry and John French.
She is sadly missed by her loving children Seán, Paudge, Muriel, Hugh, Gerard, Dolores, Loretto, Noel, Raymond, Clare, Caroline, Enda and Collette, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Her remains reposed at her daughter Collette’s residence, 6 Cluain Gearrain, Quin, on Tuesday from 4 pm until 7 pm. Funeral arrived to St Mary’s Church, Quin, on Wednesday for Requiem Mass at 2 pm. Burial took place afterwards in Kildrum Cemetery.