Paula PRITCHARD (née Duffin) Russborough, Blessington

The death has occurred of Paula Pritchard nee Duffin of Russborough, Blessington, Co Wicklow. Paula Pritchard nee Duffin has passed away on 25th January 2019 following a sudden short illness. She was 63 years old. Paula was a beautiful person who touched the soul of everyone she met. She is survived by her children Morgan, Sarah and Rameses, and by her siblings Rory, Eithne, Paul, Deirdre, Alan, Colin, Greg and Norma. She is greatly missed by all.


The Lake Isle of Innisfee

W. B. Yeats, 1865 – 1939

I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,

And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made:

Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee;

And live alone in the bee-loud glade.

And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,

Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings;

There midnight’s all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,

And evening full of the linnet’s wings.

I will arise and go now, for always night and day I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;

While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,

I hear it in the deep heart’s core.


It was Paula’s wishes that her ashes given to the sea.

A service will be held to celebrate Paula’s life at St. Mary’s Church, Blessington at 12pm, Friday 8th February. Her ashes will then he taken to her favorite beach at Killiney Bay, Dublin. There will be a drinks reception in Blessington and Killiney. All are very welcome to attend.


Date of Death: Friday 25th January 2019

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