The death has occurred of Dr Arthur Spring, the medical doctor and architect who designed Castleisland Golf Course in the early 2000s.
The father of Kerry Labour TD, Arthur J. and brother of former Labour leader and Tánaiste Dick Spring, passed away at his home in Tralee on Wednesday at the age of 70.
Since 1989 Dr Spring had spearheaded the development of several impressive golf courses in Kerry and, in addition to the 18-hole development at Castleisland he was also responsible for courses in Castlegregory, Parknasilla, Kenmare, Beaufort and The Kerries in Tralee.
Other courses with which he was closely involved were: Newcastle West, Kilrush, Nass, Dun Laoghaoire, Cavan and Clones.
Mr Spring was a great support to his brother, Dick, throughout his long and distinguished career in politics, and he was thrilled to see his own sons, Arthur J and Graham, following in their uncle’s footsteps into political life.
Arthur J was elected to the Dáil in the Kerry North-Limerick West constituency and Graham was elected to Kerry County Council last summer.
A former professional golfer, Dr Spring played on the prestigious European Seniors Tour in 1997 and he represented Munster at inter-pro level for many years.
Requiem Mass will take place at 10.00am on Friday in St John’s Church, Tralee.
The rip.ie notice for the late Dr. Arthur Spring reads as follows:
The death has occurred of Dr. Arthur SPRING Ash Court, Asleigh Downs and formerly of Strand St, Tralee, Kerry
Spring (Ash Court, Asleigh Downs) and formerly of Strand St. Tralee. Peacefully, at his residence. Dr. Arthur, loving father of Graham, Arthur, John and Julianne. Deeply regretted by his dear wife Patsy, brothers Dick and Donal, sister Noelle, loving partner Caroline, grandchildren Daniel, Sinéad, Lauren, Anna, Ciara, Isobel and Arthur, brother-in-law Tony, sisters-in-law Kristi and Geraldine, son-in-law Conor, daughters-in-law Carmel and Fiona, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
Removal was from Hogan’s Funeral Home, North Circular Road, this Thursday evening to St. John’s Church. Requiem Mass tomorrow Friday at 10am with funeral immediately afterwards to New Rath Cemetery.
Date Published: Wednesday 6th May 2015 Date of Death: Wednesday 6th May 2015