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William (Bill) O'Dwyer

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William (Bill) O'Dwyer

Ballydavid, Mullinahone, Tipperary

O' Dwyer, Ballydavid, Mullinahone, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and formerly, Ballydonnell, Mullinahone, peacefully after a short stay at the Sacred Heart Nursing Home, Crosspatrick, Johnstown, Saturday April 18th 2020 amongst the care of the loving staff.


William (Bill), deeply regretted by his loving wife Mary, parent to his eight wonderful children, sons: John, Willie, C.J., Aidan, and Michael; daughters: Siobhan, Maire, Emer, daughter in law: Olivia, sons -in-law: Joe and Phil, grandchildren, sister: Nellie Tobin (Callan), brother: Stephen, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and a wide circle of friends.


Rest In Peace



A private family funeral will take place in keeping with government guidelines and HSE advice on public gatherings in relation to Covid 19. Please use the online condolence page below as an option to offer your sympathies.

My Father said thus work I've done tis you my sons I want instead,

I tilled this land I made it green; for my legacy is in these fields,

The Friesian cow a lacting sow,

an extra furrow for the kverneland plough,

a tonne of barley; an acre of wheat,

you grew potatoes, you harvested beet,

the brown pound was earned sound, thus pay a bill, make it go round,

a toss for a Sherwood was hard found at the stack of barley in our town,

No coat or cab na're a silage grab,

you had a job to earn your next few bob.

In seventy seven the flash an steel your new found love a combine appeared

A fork of lightning a flash of frightening took seven of your cattle like an ace or a club,

in sporting love became the hub your famous race horse ran in a three mile trob.

He worked his land in winter and sun,

through many decades;the hard slog ones

changing times days are done the men in vocabulary are written in stone

this fine spring morning with out a warning

Its so lonesome now your gone


Date Published:

Monday 20th April 2020

Date of Death:

Saturday 18th April 2020

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