The funeral will take place this afternoon of William (Willie) Whelan (41) from Gurteens, Saltmills, New Ross, Co. Wexford.

The remains of the deceased will leave the home of his father, Joe Whelan, Sea View”, Saltmills, Y34 HY42 for removal to St. Aidan’s Church, Poulfur for Funeral Mass at 1.00pm. Burial will take place afterwards in the New Cemetery Poulfur.

The wake house is strictly private this morning.

Mr Whelan is survived by his wife Mandy and step-daughter of Lily-May, his father Joe, mother Margaret and sister Breda, brothers Malcolm, Ciaran and Joseph, and their families.

Our deepest sympathies and condolences to the family, friends and the communities of New Ross, Fethard-on-Sea and Kilmore Quay on their loss. May he Rest in Peace.

Family flowers only donations in lieu to R.N.L.I. Irish Coastguard, Hook Sub Aqua Club, Asthma Association.

Funeral for Wexford fisherman Willie Whelan takes place today

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