FORMER potter, soccer player and well known personality in Kilkenny city, Mannie English, has passed away following a brief illness. The 56-year-old slipped away over the weekend at St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny, surrounded by members of his family writes Sean Keane.
He was extremely popular with everyone he came into contact with and trained as a potter at the Kilkenny Design Workshops. He played soccer with The EMFA team of the 1970s and 80s, captaining them on many occasions. He ran his own pottery business in Bennettsbridge for a number of years. He worked for many years with Vincent Quan in the Caislean pub on the Parade and also for a number of years with Eamon Langton on John Street, Kilkenny.
Formerly of Crumlin, Dublin, his remains reposed at Johnston’s Funeral Home, Kilkenny on Monday night). Private Cremation took place on Tuesday at Mount Jerome Crematorium, Dublin.