The late Dan Coffey’s daughter, Mary sent a reminder that his Month’s Mind Mass will be held in the Church of Saints Stephen and John in Castleisland on Monday, April 10th. at 7pm.
Dan Coffey of Kilcusnin, Cordal, Castleisland died on March 5th. 2017.
Dan took great pride in his cars and in his driving. Part of his legend is that he once out-ran a Garda car at 95 miles per hour.
Always Get Their Man
However, even then and maybe more so then, they always got their man and Dan was got and put off the road for a spell.
As soon as he got behind the wheel after his disqualification, the devil picked him again and he was spotted by the boys in blue breaking a solid white line. He was whizzing past and overtaking on his merry, speedy way. He got six months that time.
His legend also has it that the resultant court case made the front page of The Kerryman in a screaming headline which did justice to Dan’s crime of passing.
Badge of Honour
That would have been a badge of honour to him and proof that he had the car in tip-top shape.
Now, Dan’s daughter is searching the memory banks of his family and friends to find out exactly – or as near as possible to – when that was. Mary has been hearing that it could be anytime from the mid to the late 1970s. And she would love to get a cutting or a copy of the court report as a keepsake from the life of the father she loved and the memories she’s clinging to. If you can help, please give me a call or a text at the number below.
The late Dan Coffey is sadly missed and always loved by his wife, Margaret, children: Mary, Daniel and Damien and his partner, Fern and grandchildren Leah and Laurie.
May God be good to him.
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