Tributes have been paid to former solicitor Moya Jane O’Doherty, who died within the days earlier than Christmas, at Buncrana District Court docket.
Ms O’Doherty, late of Pillar Park in Buncrana, was a famous authorized practitioner and golfer.
She was laid to relaxation in Cockhill on December 22.
Fellow Buncrana solicitor Ciaran Mac Lochlainn led the tributes on the first sitting of Buncrana District Court docket in 2024 on Thursday morning.
“She was an amazing character,” Mr Mac Lochlainn stated. “I truly went to see her the week earlier than she died within the Buncrana Neighborhood Hospital and he or she was in nice type. Little did I feel that she can be useless every week later.”
Mr Mac Lochlainn instructed how Ms Doherty was a 3rd technology solicitor whose grandfather, Hugh Camillus O’Doherty, was the primary Roman Catholic Mayor of Derry in 1920. He was a supporter of Charles Stewart Parnell and a founding member of the Irish Nationwide League.
After Parnell’s dying in 1891, O’Doherty left politics however he was elected as a Nationalist Social gathering councillor in 1918. When he was elected because the Mayor of Derry, he additionally took a place as a Senator.
He ordered that the Union Jack shouldn’t be flown from the Guildhall and strongly campaigned for Derry to be included within the Irish Free State.
His son and Moya’s father, Ronald Hugh Camillus O’Doherty, was additionally a solicitor, practising in each Buncrana and Derry. He was the coroner in Derry for lengthy durations of the Troubles.
“It was a particularly troublesome and harmful place to be in,” Mr Mac Lochlainn stated. “He was very stoic in his job and he carried on within the job. He had a follow on Citadel Avenue in Derry and it was severely broken on three or 4 events.”
Ronald Hugh Camillus O’Doherty handed away in January 2014 and Mr Mac Lochlainn instructed how he was buried ten years to the day as he spoke in Buncrana courthouse.
Regardless of her sick well being, Moya Jane O’Doherty continued to be closely concerned in Buncrana Golf Membership and had two phrases because the Woman Captain, in 2011 and 2019.
“The most important disappointment for her was when she bought to the stage the place she was not capable of play golf,” Mr Mac Lochlainn stated. “She nonetheless took half within the operating of the membership and he or she was an amazing character.”
On behalf of An Garda Siochana, Inspector Paul Gallagher conveyed condolences to Ms O’Doherty’s household and pals. “She was a properly regarded practitioner,” Inspector Gallagher stated.
Decide Éiteáin Cunningham added: “I wish to prolong my condolences to the family and friends of the late Ms O’Doherty. I didn’t have the chance of figuring out her, however from what I’m suggested it appears as if she was formidable and an amazing character who was properly revered locally.”
Court docket pays tribute to late Buncrana solicitor Moya Jane O’Doherty was final modified: January eleventh, 2024 by