The death has occurred of Father Colm Lavelle SJ. He taught English and German in Crescent between 1967 and 1970. He was a painter and spent periods over many years as a hermit in Donegal.
A Dubliner, he had Limerick connections his mother being one of the well-known O’Mara family. His grandfather, James O’Mara, was a TD in the first Dail and was previously an MP at Westminster.
May he rest in peace.