Contracting fraternity mourns the passing of an early innovator
The death has been announced of Mickie Farrelly – especially well-known in agricultural contracting circles in the Co. Meath area.
The Carnaross man founded a busy contracting business – which expanded further with the arrival of the next generation of his family.
His sons are still involved in contracting to this day; Peter, for example, is a senior and founding member of FCI (Farm Contractors Ireland) and is also active in the IFA (Irish Farmers’ Association).
The contracting business often featured in the agricultural media; it was also frequently profiled on television and radio over the years.
Mickie passed away yesterday (Wednesday, January 24) peacefully at his home; he was surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife Lil, sons Patrick, Peter and Michael, daughter Brigid, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, brother Paddy, sister Ollie and grandchildren.
The funeral Mass takes place tomorrow (Friday, January 26) at 12:00pm (noon) in Carnaross.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.