Condolence Book for


Coachford, Cork

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I loved you more than anything we had great memories every time i see a haribo jelly ring ill always think of you (my love my world ) paul forever and a day love you
— Rose hogan
Forever my heart ❤️
— Andréia Oliveira
My deepest sympathies to all of Paul’s family . He was one of the most gentle and kind guys I have met . May he rest in peace 💔
— Andréia Oliveira
My Sincere Condolences to Paul's Family and Friends, I am so saddened to hear of Pauls sudden passing. I met Paul for the first time,and had the privlage of training and talking with him 25/26 th October. A kind, friendly, quite and gentle soul, and a pleasure to listen too. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.
— Seamus Connolly
I am so sorry to hear of paul passing. I only found when his sister collected his graduating cert on Monday18th . I met paul in passing at college he alway took time out to say hello and have a quick chat. I will keep paul and his family he my prayer 🙏
— Heidi Robertson
So sorry Eileen and family on the passing of your son paul.
Thinking about you in my prayers and hoping that you will get stronger as time passes. May paul be at peace. Bless him .x
— Marge o callaghan
Rest in peace Paul
— John Lucey
Eileen and the Rourke Family, my heart goes out to you. Really sad to hear of Paul's passing and so young. Rest in peace Paul.
— Michelle Cooney (Daly)
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of my special friend! I am literally heart broken about it! 💔 he and I met a couple of years ago and though we have never met face to face I adored him. I was very supportive on his road to a better life. We talked about 2 times a week so I knew something was wrong and found out when I did a search online. I live in America and I so wish I could be there for you and could have been there for him. I have no words but I am devastated. I pray for his mom, sister and extended family. He ALWAYS talked about you all and very proud of his family! I am missing you Paul my sweet Irish friend! ❤️
— Cheryl Phillips
Sincere condolences to Paul’s family and to his many friends. I met Paul while he was on placement in Cork City Learning Support Services last year. He was always positive and very polite and we often had a few nice words before he began his work. May his gentle soul rest in peace.
— Ann Maria O’Regan, Cork City Learning Support Services
My deepest sympathies to all of Paul’s family . He was one of the most gentle and kind guys I have met . May he rest in peace .
— Ruth Sisk
Eileen and family, so sorry to hear about the loss of Paul. May he rest in peace.
— Patricia and John o shaughnessy
so sad to hear of Paul s passing my sympathy to Eileen and Laura
— Mary Riordan Coachford
Sincere condolences to you Éileen & Laura on the sad passing of Paul.
May his gentle soul rest in peace.
— John & Jackie Doherty & Family
Deepest sympathy to Paul's family. I was privileged to meet Paul, a person full of kindness and warmth. Rest in Peace Paul.
— Eleanor Neff
So sorry Eileen and Laura to hear of Paul's passing. Sincere sympathy to you both. May he rest in peace. Such a nice young man always.
— Mary Cronin (lynch)
Eileen and family, so sorry to hear about the loss of Paul. May he rest in peace.
— Luke Curran mallow
Our heartfelt sympathy to Eileen, Laura and the extended O'Rourke family at this heartbreaking time. Paul, the smile you would bring to your mam's face says it all. Rest in Peace.
— Pat & Danielle, Coachford
My Sincere Condolences to Paul's Family and Friends at this sad time. May he rest in Eternal Peace. Sending love and prayers xx
— Christine
Sincere condolences to his
Mum Eileen sister Laura and aunt Mags and extended families.
On the unexpected passing of Paul
May he rest in peace.
Nora and Gerry Jennings
— Nora Jennings
My sincere condolences to Paul's family at this sad time. Rest in Peace.
— Colm Carey
Such awful news .
Paul was an absolute legend. How he loved his mam . This is just heartbreaking so wonderful to see him recently doing well . Heartbreaking times . Thinking of the family . His smile would light up any room rest well kid .
— Emma
Deepest sympathies to Paul's family. He was a gentle and genuine soul with so much to say and share with others. Rest in peace Paul.
— Helen Ryan
Deepest sympathies to Pauls family and friends ,we were so sorry to hear of his sudden passing, always had a smile for everyone, he will be sadly missed ,May he rest in peace
— Liz Healy, Coachford
I’ll remember you always . Your smile and good heart .
Love and strength to family and friends .
Paul had certainly changed his life around it was astonishing to watch . I was in awe of his love for wanting to help the young and listen to the old . Hes love for education was infectious.
A gentleman.
Rest easy my buddy no doubt you are in the arms of your brother. Thinking of Paul’s mum who has now lost two sons may we all show her love support and kindness. And to Paul’s sister who now has lost two brothers . May you be guided through the dark days your shoulders will grow stronger in time . Love to all that knew Paul . A gentle soul gone far to soon . R.I.P.
— Daniel & Rebecca Willis
They say this too shall pass ,
They say grief eventually fades ,
But those sayings are of little comfort on the bad days ….

Although Paul has passed on ,
His memory will stay ,
We will remember how he smiled & the joy he gave us all ..
we will think of him every single day .
A good loving son and brother
A loyal friend
And now an angel in the sky minding you all .
Thinking of Paul’s mum family & friends .
— Greg
Sincere condolences to the O’Rourke family on the very sad passing of Paul. May Paul rest in peace.
— Con Twomey Farran
So sorry to hear of your passing Paul. Gone way too soon. You were such a kind and gentle and caring person. We will miss you and remember you as a lovely friend ❤️. Our condolences to your family who you always spoke about so affectionately and to all those whos lives were made better by knowing you. Rest in peace.
— Muriel Sheehan
A lovely man , a kind sweet heart. I will miss you terribly. Thank you for never judging anyone thank you for being kind thank you for listening to me thank you for being a shoulder to cry on .
Hugs to your mum how you loved her so much tea chats and chocolate. Thinking of everyone who loved this gentle soul .
— Danielle
Thinking of Eileen, Laura and all our family. Sending you healing prayers and wishing you comfort and peace. May the special memories you made together help you through this difficult, heartbreaking time. I am so sorry for your loss 💔🕊

💔 Though I haven't seen you for so long, I will never forget growing up with you when we were little, all the times we spent together when I came home, the way you looked out for me and not forgetting all the bacardi breezers when I was young 🙈 I will cherish those memories forever Paul. This week has been tough and I wish I could be there to say a final goodbye. Though you may be gone, your spirit will forever be with us. Rest in eternal peace, my dear cousin 💔🕊
— Christina O'Rourke
A shining light for so many , thank you for taking time to sit with others and be kind . A fountain of knowledge. We all could learn a lot from you and the way you were how you treated everyone all walks of life you had empathy and love for all . Without judgement. You will be missed . It is a loss to the young people as I have no doubt you would of continued to help so many . Thinking of your mum, sister & friends rest in your brothers arms together again . Sleep well my friend .
— Mark
To Paul’s family,
Sincere sympathies on the passing of Paul. He was an absolute gentleman and an inspiration. His love of education and wanting to better himself to help others was infectious. We spoke only a few weeks ago about him doing my course next and I was so excited to tell my lectures about Paul joining UCC and what he would bring to the course. He will be missed so much because he was loved and respected by so many. You are in my thoughts & prayers at this difficult time.
— Jean, Youth & Comm Work UCC.
To Eileen, family & friends, condolences on the sad loss of Paul.
Paul was always so friendly!
RIP Paul
— Aoife Cronin
Deepest sympathy to Eileen Laura and all O Rourke family on the very sad passing oa Paul may he rest in peace
— Kathleen Crowley
My sincere and deepest condolences to Paul’s mam, sister and his niece whom he always spoke fondly of. I worked with Paul as a Co researcher on the Cleanslate Cork project in UCC. Paul, I learned so much from you… you were always honest, open and very passionate about the work we were doing. I have fond memories of our interview under the tree across from UCC. Paul, you will be greatly missed and fondly remembered, safe home my dear friend and colleague.
— Barbara O Driscoll
Sincere sympathy to Eileen and Laura and the O Rourke family on the sad passing of Paul may he rest in peace.
— Ted Long and family.
To the O Rourke Family
Deepest Sympathies on the passing of Paul
May he RIP
— Ken Daly Coachford and Canada
A gentle soul, gone to soon but never to be forgotten. It was an absolute privilege to have taught Paul for the last 2 years. Paul brought so much to the class; kindness, empathy, humour and your gentle nature. Paul supported every classmate throughout his journey with his selflessness and compassion. We are all so grateful to have known Paul.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
— Elaine Allen, Morrison’s Island Campus
Deepest condolences to Eileen, Laura, extended family and friends at this sad time.
— Caroline & Damien Healy, Tullig
Deepest sympathy to Eileen Laura and the extended O' Rourke Family in our thoughts and prayers, at this sad time ....
— Frances Kevin & The Daly family
Sincere condolences to Paul’s family & friends on his sudden passing. His kindness, gentleness, empathy & determination were an inspiration to us all. Paul was always ready to help people with a smile on his face. I was privileged to have had such a special person in my class. May Paul Rest in Peace.
— Marie Twomey, Morrison's Island Campus
I am in shock on learning about Paul's passing. He was such a gentle soul. Loved the chats we had about his new life and all the good he was doing around him. I was so proud him.
Sinceres condoleances to Paul's family in these difficult times.
Rest in Peace Paul.
You will be greatly missed.
— Gégé
Our deepest Sympathies to Pauls Mother Eileen ,and Sister Laura, and all extended O Rourke Family ,May he Rest in Peace
— Luke & Eileen McElhinney
Condolences to Paul's family may he rest in peace 🙏 🕊️
Such a kind hearted man, he would always stop me an ask how his cousins were doing. I might of wents months even years without seeing Paul but the minute he'd see ya he would stop for a chat, you'll be missed by everyone but always remember give your family the strength to get true this till we meet again.... Paula xxx
— Paula, Shane and Megan Keating
My sincere condolences to all who knew & loved Paul. Such a positive, warm person & always contributed in class. A gentleman. May his gentle soul rest in peace.
— Máirín Stack, Cork College of FET
I’m so sad to hear of Paul’s passing, he was the nicest person you’d meet, always so kind and giving, his story was a remarkable one and I’m proud to have known him, I’ll miss our chats. Sincere condolences to his family and friends. Sleep well my friend.
— Serina
So Sad to hear of Paul's passing RIP.
— Theresa Daly Carrignavar
Rip paul, such a lovely guy
— Liz Herlihy National learning Network
Sincere condolences to all Paul's family, his friends (especially Ray), colleagues, teachers and all who knew him. Paul was a special person who made an immense impact on others. His life story, which he shared so generously, has already helped so many people, and is an inspiration to anyone who is struggling. I'm so lucky to have met Paul. May he Rest in Peace.
— Maria Murphy
Sincerest Condolences to Eileen and family.

"We will celebrate your life
And the measure of its worth
And every single life you touched
While you were on this earth"

Rest Easy Pauly
— Steve
Rest in Peace Paul. We learned so much from you, your strong, inspiring and caring approach to all you worked with at UCC through the Clean Slate project. Thankyou for being a beacon of hope and solidarity to so many and for your commitment to social justice. Your light shone very bright at the recent Festival of Social Science in your presentation with Dr Katharina Swirak ~ We are so proud of you. Deepest Condolences to Paul's Mum Eileen, sister Laura and the O'Rourke family and friends from all in the Department of Sociology & Criminology, the Institute for Social Sciences in the 21st Century and UCC Futures: Collective Social Futures, University College Cork.
— Professor Maggie O'Neill
Sincere condolences to Eileen and all Pauls family and friends.lovely sincere guy,much to young to go.
Paul you have touched the lives of many people and you will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved you
Sleep peacefully with the angels
— Julie Ann Crowley
My deepest sympathies to Paul's mum Eileen and his sister Laura and extended family and friends. I am so sad to hear of Paul's sudden death. I had the pleasure of Paul as a student in my class last year when he completed his Youth work QQI level 5 course. I will remember Paul always, as he was so engaging and a genuine gentle soul. His contribution to class discussions, enthusiasm for learning and his self motivation was a pleasure to see develop. No matter when you bumped into Paul in college, he would always be smiling and stop for a quick chat. May you Rest In Peace Paul.
— Maria Delaney Morrison's Island Campus
Sincere sympathy to Eileen, Laura and the extended O'Rourke family on the sad passing of Paul.
May he rest in peace.
— Noel O'Rourke
Sincere condolences to Eileen and Laura on the very sad and shocking passing of Paul. I just knew Paul as a very friendly student that always said hello and smiled as I passed him in the corridor. May he rest in peace.
— Noreen Forde Morrison's Island campus
Sadden to hear to this news; you were a very likeable character with so much so give.
You be sorely missed paul ; my condolences to your family and friends.
— Frank Hennessy
You were the nicest person ever Paul miss our chats in the college rip paul
— Florence west
My heart-felt condolences to Eileen, Laura and the O'Rourke family.
Thinking and praying for you all.
May Paul's gentle soul Rest in Peace.
— Declan O'Connell
Rest in peace Paul x
— A friend
A true friend and a loyal one will never be another one like you rip
— Anonymous
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