Former Kildare county manager dies

Achievements include Naas by-pass

Conor McHugh

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Former Kildare county manager dies

Former Kildare County Manager Gerry Ward RIP

The death has been announced of Gerry Ward, a former county manager of Kildare County Council.

Mr Ward died on Thursday, March 9 peacefully at Naas Hospital surrounded by his family.

From Letterkenny originally, he worked for many years at Kildare County Council, and was county manager during the opening of the Naas by-pass, in 1983, Ireland's first motorway.

He is survived by his wife Kathleen, sons and daughters Donal, Marian, Paula, John and Kevin, daughters-in-law Noeleen and Monica, grandchildren Eimear, Ross and Senan, brother Jim, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

His remains will be reposing at his residence in Woodlands, Naas, today (Friday) from 5pm to 8pm with prayers at 7.30pm. Removal on Saturday to arrive at the Church of Our Lady and St. David, Naas for 12 noon Funeral Mass followed by burial in St. Corban's Cemetery, Naas.