The death has occurred of Patrick J Farrell, solicitor (Sundays Well, Naas, Co Kildare) on 8 August. A Cavan man, Patrick founded the law firm Patrick J Farrell and Company Solicitors, Newbridge, Co Kildare, in 1976. As a mark of respect, the firm was closed on Wednesday 10 August.
His remains were reposed at Murphy Brothers Funeral Home, Church Lane, Naas, on Tuesday 9 August, with the removal to The Church of Our Lady and St David, Naas, taking place the same evening.
The funeral took place on, Wednesday, following 10am Requiem Mass, to St Corban’s Cemetery, Naas.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.
We extend our deepest sympathies to Patrick’s son, Niall, who is the managing partner of Patrick J Farrell and Company Solicitors, and to the solicitors and staff of the firm.
Emma Farrell, granddaughter of the late Patrick J Farrell, and daughter of Niall is the third generation of the family to work at the Newbridge practice.
Niall, who qualified as a solicitor in 1988, was a member of the Council of the Law Society of Ireland for many years, and has been chairman of many of the Society’s committees.
He is currently chairman of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, is a member of the Incorporated Council for Law Reporting in Ireland (which produces the official record of court judgments), and is a member of the Courts Martial Rules Committee. He chairs Mental Health Tribunals for the Mental Health Commission. He is a director of a number of charities.