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Death of community activist, Rosemary Swan

Sunday, 2nd March, 2014 10:17am

Death of community activist,  Rosemary Swan

The late Rosemary Swan with shamrock bound for the White House for St Patrick's Day two years ago.

It is with great sadness that we report the death of one of the county's best known community activists, Rosemary Swan of Kilmessan.

Mrs Swan passed away on Saturday evening at The Hermitage Medical Clinic, Lucan, following a battle with cancer for over a year.

She was chairperson of the Royal Meath Agricultural Show, Trim, and led Kilmessan to numerous Meath County Tidy Towns titles. She ran a plants nursery and eggs enterprise at Ringlestown, and was involved in breeding horses and pedigree cattle. She also provided shamrock to the domestic and international market.

Among other activities, Rosemary Swan was involved in the IFA, local community organisations, the Fine Gael party, and Scurlogstown Olympiad, which was due to honour her with a testimonial event this evening (Sunday).

A member of the McEntegart family of Alicebrook, Kilmessan, she was married to Vincent Swan, who survives her.

Rosemary Swan's remains will repose at Heffernan's funeral home, Trim, from 3pm on Monday to 6.45pm, when removal takes place to the Church of the Nativity, Kilmessan, arriving at 7.30pm. The funeral is in Kilmessan at 11am on Tuesday.

The Scurlogstown Olympiad event was cancelled this week as Mrs Swan's health deteriorated.

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