Finte O’Broin Patron, Charles Byrne dies aged 96

Charles Artaud Byrne

(1923 – 2020)

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the death of our Patron Charles Artaud Byrne who passed away of natural causes on the 20th of March in Rhode Island, New York.

Charles was a direct descendant of Feagh Mac Hugh O’Byrne and had been Patron of Finte O’Broin since it was established in 2011.

Charles had spent many happy times in Ireland, most recently in 2013 during the Great Gathering when he and his son Myles attended the Clan Byrne event at Ballinacor, a re-enactment of the capture of Feagh Mac Hugh O’Byrne on the very site where it happened in 1585. Charles unveiled a plaque to commemorate the event and presented his son Myles with the Merit Medal of the Raven.

It was an honour to know Charles, he was a kind, intelligent, funny and gentle man and he will be sadly missed by me and my family.

For those of you who didn’t know him, we will leave his biography on our “Executive Committee” page for the time being.

In the mean time we remember Charles with these words by W. Shakespeare;

“But if the while I think on thee dear friend, all losses are restored and sorrows end”.

Rest in Peace cousin Charles,

Derek x


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