The Late Arthur Quinlan

Arthur Quinlan

It is with regret to inform members of the death of Past President of Shannon Rowing Club(1995 – 1998) and Past Trustee Mr Arthur Quinlan. Arthur passed away on saturday at the great age of 92 years.

Arthur Quinlan was regarded as one of the most “loyal, committed and distinguished journalists that this country has seen. Often known as Mr Limerick, during his time as the region’s national correspondent, Mr Quinlan passed away in Limerick this Saturday at the age of 92. Mr Quinlan was the chairman of the Irish South West Branch of the NUJ after he began his career in 1945 when he worked as a freelance journalist to the Irish Times. In the 60s and 70s, Mr Quinlan was commended and noted for his work with RTE.
As a member and officer of the NUJ, Arthur Quinlan was always said to have been committed to bettering and upholding the welfare of his fellow members.
Irish Secretary of the National Union of Journalists told the Irish Times that Arthur Quinlan was “a kind and generous colleague, full of stories and blessed with a wonderful sense of fun. Arthur was a passionate advocate for the development of the Mid West region, especially Shannon Airport, and as a national correspondent was recognised as ‘Mr Limerick’.”
Arthur Quinlan, one of the most highly regarded reporters of his time, is survived by his son and two daughters.

May He Rest In Peace.

Funeral Arrangements:

Arthur J. Quinlan

Rocklawn, North Circular Road, Limerick

Survived by his son Tom, daughters Ann and Joyce, and extended family.


Reposing at Thompson’s Funeral Home – Wednesday at 17:30

Removal from Thompson’s Funeral Home – Wednesday at 19:00

Requiem Mass at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Ennis Road – Thursday at 11:00

Burial afterwards in Castlemungret Cemetery


Husband of the late Vera. Late of The Irish Times, RTE, Castletroy Golf Club, Lahinch Golf Club and Shannon Rowing Club. Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to Milford Care Centre.


Contact: Thompson’s on  061 414967

Category: News

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