It is with great sadness that the Co. Kildare Federation of Local History Groups learned of the recent passing of John Molloy from Caragh Local History Group. John had been instrumental in the production of two fine local history publications in recent years – The Great Book of Caragh and The Great People of Caragh and his commitment and dedication will be a loss to the group and the local area. Even though he was facing a battle last year he arrived in the library with Maura Connolly to begin a new project which would promote and preserve the history of the area. We will miss him.
It is the people who actually do things that spur us on to do something ourselves and John was one who got things done.
As I have said before on other occasions – We are less for having lost them but more for having had them in our lives.
Is mise, le meas
On behalf of the Federation of Local History Groups.
Ex officio member of the Federation Committee &
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