This morning we learned of the death of wonderful Balbriggan lady, known the length and breadth of Balbriggan. The following piece is taken from the Facebook page of Harry Hire & Sales, the business she and her husband established in Balbriggan nearly 40 years ago.
"It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that we say goodbye to Esther who died yesterday after a short illness aged 88.
Esther started Balbriggan Hire in 1979 with her husband Harry, son Harry Jnr. and Linda. They started out of their family home at 53 Derham Park before buying the current premises on Dublin Street and changing the name to Harry Hire. Her knowledge of the hire business was extraordinary and second to none. She worked there every day up until her 88th Birthday on 22nd May 2017. In our 38 years in business she has been the heart and soul of Harry Hire and was well known and loved by all of our customers, suppliers and staff. Rest in Peace from your loving family and many friends. "
Removal on Wednesday morning, June 14th, to S.S. Peter and Paul's Church, Balbriggan arriving for Funeral Mass at 10am. Burial afterwards in S.S. Peter and Paul's Cemetery.