Kilkenny’s today mourning the loss of a man known as ‘Mr Graignamanagh’.
Billy Hoare, a popular member of the town’s community, passed away yesterday.
Billy was a well-known hurler as well as a beloved postman and peace commissioner.
He helped to found the local credit union and was a much-loved family man, and a highly regarded GAA administrator.
Cllr Peter ‘Chap’ Cleere says he’ll be missed by many in the town.
“It’s a very sad day to see that Mr Graignamanagh, Billy Hoare, has passed away” he told KCLR News. “Billy was everything that’s great about a community. He immersed himself in absolutely everything. He was a brilliant man, a brilliant historian and a friend to all. Graignamanagh is a sadder place today after his passing.”
Billy’s funeral will take place privately tomorrow and can be viewed live here.