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Hundreds attend funeral of publican Brian Fairley

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Hundreds attend funeral of publican Brian Fairley thumbnailColeraine businessman, Brian Fairley was laid to rest after a funeral mass at St Malachys in Coleraine on Friday.

THE funeral has taken place of one of the north coast's best known and respected publicans, former Ballycastle man Brian Fairley.
The 85-year-old passed away, peacefully at home, on Monday February 5 following a long illness.
He was buried in Coleraine Cemetery following requiem mass at St. Malachy's Church in Coleraine on Friday.
Speaking at his funeral mass, Fr Diarmuid Sheehan said the father of six had fought the good fight but was 'finally released from all his physical ailments.'
He revealed how, as a young boy, Brian had gone to St. Columb's College in Derry in 1946 but that after passing his Junior Certificate in 1949 he let it be known that he did not want to continue.
“So his father, Hugh, took him into his pub business and it was there that he found his niche," said Fr Sheehan.

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