Death of Tirlán Council member Cathal Moran
The death has taken place of noted Kilkenny farmer, Cathal Moran, after a brief illness. He served for over 15 years on the Tirlán representative structure and has represented the Barrowvale region on the Co-op’s Council since 2017.
Farming at Skeoughvosteen in Co Kilkenny, Cathal Moran was a highly regarded dairy farmer.
He was one of 11 Tirlán farmers in the Living Proof Future Farm joint programme with Teagasc and hosted the programme launch on his farm in November 2019. He also participated as an Ambassador for the National Dairy Council and featured in the national media to highlight how farmers are addressing environmental challenges.
Cathal hosted the 2017 Irish Grassland Association (IGA) summer tour and was an innovative and ambitious dairy farmer who was always keen to push the boundaries and explore new opportunities.
John Murphy, Tirlán chairman said: “On behalf of the Board of Tirlán, I would like to express my condolences to Grainne, Sorcha, Roisin and Daire and the extended Moran family on the passing of Cathal. He was a highly regarded and influential member of our Council, who always made a well-considered and constructive contribution. He was always passionate about his Co-op. As recently as last October, he travelled to the USA with our Council, which he really enjoyed."