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Tadhg CULBERT

Tadhg CULBERT

Male 1955 - 2013  (58 years)

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  • Name Tadhg CULBERT  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Nickname Timothy 
    Born 1955  Limerick Junction, County Tipperary, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 6, 8
    Gender Male 
    Migration 1973  Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Politics 1985-1993  Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation 2007  Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Senior Clerk, An Post 
    Residence 2007  Beechwood, Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Politics 2009-2013  Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 2013  8 The Croft, Glencar, County Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Died 17 Apr 2013  Donegal Hospice, Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 10
    Buried Y  [11
    Person ID I19472  Culbert | Branch: William Culbert (I12434), b.c. 1779, of Monasterevin, Co. Kildare, IRE
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2017 

    Father Philip CULBERT,   b. 15 Aug 1919, Tipperary, County Tipperary, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1968, Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Una SHANAHAN,   b. Abt. 1921, Prob. County Tipperary, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2008, Tipperary, County Tipperary, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F60  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hilda FLOOD 
    Married 22 Sep 1979  Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Separated Bef. 2013  [7
    Children 
     1. L. CULBERT
     2. A. CULBERT
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2016 
    Family ID F814  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1955 - Limerick Junction, County Tipperary, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMigration - Moved from Co. Tipperary. - 1973 - Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Sep 1979 - Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPolitics - Fianna Fail party; Letterkenny Town Councillor - 1985-1993 - Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Senior Clerk, An Post - 2007 - Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 2007 - Beechwood, Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPolitics - Town Councellor - 2009-2013 - Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 2013 - 8 The Croft, Glencar, County Donegal, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Apr 2013 - Donegal Hospice, Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos 2 photos

    News 3 news

  • Notes 
    • Medical: Nov 2007 - diagnosed with leukemia, treated for 5 month

      Members Of The Council, http://www.letterkenny.com/udc/current.htm, Viewed 15 Sep 2004
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      "Members of the Letterkenny Urban District Council [County Donegal, Ireland] are elected every 5 years. The most recent election was in 1995. The Council of nine members then takes control for the running of the town. The Council is made up of Councillors from these parties: Fíanna Fáil (4 members); Independent Fíanna Fáil (1); The Labour Party (1); Fine Gael (1); Independent (2). The Chief Executive Officer of the town is the Town Clerk, Mr. Peter Coyle. The head of the Council is the Chairman. The Chairman is elected every year by the Councilors and his duties encompass those of a mayor, except on a smaller scale. The current Chairman is Mr. Tadgh Culbert, a postal clerk and a member of the Fianna Faíl party."

      Donegal News, 18 Sep 2008, Candidates emerge for local elections, http://www.nwipp-newspapers.com/dn/free/293094950683810.php, viewed 22 Sep 2008
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      "Two other candidates have been pencilled in to contest the elections before nominations close next (Friday). Former Town Councillor Tadhg Culbert, who lost his seat in 1999 and local tool hire operator, James Browne, are also chasing seats on the Town Council....Meanwhile, Mr Culbert (53) a well known post office employee, said he was fulfilling a promise to his late mother, Una, before her death that he would contest the contest the[sic] local elections again for Fianna Fáil. "She was steeped in Fianna Fáil all her life and I'm sticking to the promise that I made to her that I will contest the elections," he said. First elected to the Town Council in June 1985 as a member of Independent Fianna Fáil he left the party and served as an Independent for a year before seeking re-election in 1994 on the Fianna Fáil ticket. At Tuesday night's convention he was proposed by Councillor Victor Fisher and seconded by Raymond McMonagle. Mr Culbert was diagnosed with leukaemia last November and had to undergo five months of treatment in Letterkenny Hospital. He said he would be strongly campaigning for the retention of cancer services at Letterkenny General Hospital and following a vicious attack on him two years by youths ago[sic] he said law and order would also be top of his agenda.

      Donegal Democrat, 7 Sep 2010, Double success for Tipperary Tadhg!, http://www.donegaldemocrat.ie/donegalnews/Double-success-for-Tipperary-Tadhg.6517328.jp, viewed 13 Sep 2010 [image]
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      For Letterkenny Town Mayor, Tadhg Culbert, last weekend was a winning one in every sense. First on Saturday he got the news that he had shared in the Letterkenny Athletic Club Lotto jackpot of €640 and then, on Sunday, he was in Croke Park to watch his beloved Tipperary claim All-Ireland honours. "You could say I had a lotto luck," he laughed. Though luck had nothing to do with his native Tipp's lifting of the Liam McCarthy Cup after putting an end to Kilkenny's five-in-a-row pursuit. "The atmosphere was unbelievable. It was a magnificent game and one we deserved to win," said Tadhg. Born and bred in Limerick Junction, he has been a lifelong supporter of the Tipperary hurling team and his move to Donegal failed to dampen that enthusiasm over the years. He actually won a Championship with Burt hurlers and turned out for the county on a number of occasions. "As they say at home, I played a bit." But watching the Tipp men gives him his biggest thrill. "I put money on them on 28th December to win the All-Ireland this year though the odds were only 2/1 at the time. "I travelled to Cork to watch them in the first round of the Munster Championships and though we were hammered by ten points, I still thought they would go on and do it this year." His attendance at the quarter-final and semi-final stages confirmed his fanaticism and there was no way he was going to miss Sunday's showdown in Dublin. "I was more confident this year than last and even when Kilkenny closed the gap, I wasn't too fearful. The boys didn't buckle under the pressure, " said Tadhg who travelled to the game in the company of Noel Cassidy, John Harron and Paddy Mullen. "I was sitting a few rows behind the President and the Taoiseach, looking down on Eoin Kelly holding up the cup. It was brilliant." Not the Mayor's only success over the weekend - his spending money for the big day in Croker supplemented with his share of the proceedings from the Letterkenny A.C. lotto. "I shared the €640 with Garvan McCloskey. It was a good weekend all right." And he's hoping for more of the same next Saturday when he travels to Semple Stadium for the All-Ireland Under-21 Hurling Final which pairs Tipperary with Galway. "I'll be there and hopefully there'll be more silverware for us at the end of it. "There's no game in the world like hurling and Sunday proved it," insisted Tadhg.

      17 Apr 2013, FF leader pays tribute following death of Cllr Tadhg Culbert, http://www.highlandradio.com/2013/04/17/death-of-letterkenny-cllr-tadhg-culbert/, viewed 22 Apr 2013
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      The Fianna Fail Leader Micheal Martin has extended his sympathies to the family of Letterkenny Councillor Tadhg Culbert, who has died following a long illness. Deputy Martin commented, "It is with great sadness that I learned today of Tadhg Culbert's passing. On behalf of the Fianna Fail party I want to pay tribute to a much loved colleague and well respected community activist. Tadhg was a valued and active member of the Fianna Fáil organisation in Letterkenny. He was well liked and respected across the political divide. He was deeply involved in his community and will be remembered for his strong and unwavering commitment to the people he was elected to represent," said Deputy Martin. The Tipperary native came to Letterkenny in 1973, working as a clerk at the post office. He was first elected to the then Urban District Council in 1985, serving two periods in the chair over the next 14 years. He was initially elected as a member of Independent Fianna Fail, but later joined Fianna Fail. He lost his seat in 1999, but was re-elected a decade later, and the following year, he took the title of Mayor for the first time, during which time he was closely involved in organising the Letterkenny 400 celebrations. This afternoon, current Mayor Cllr Dessie Larkin said it's a sad day for the council, and for the town."

      April 18, 2013, Micheal Martin expresses saddness on death of Letterkenny Councillor, http://insideireland.ie/2013/04/18/micheal-martin-expresses-saddness-on-death-of-letterkenny-councillor-98568/, viewed 22 Apr 2013
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      "The Fianna Fail Leader Micheal Martin has expressed his saddness on hearing of the death of Letterkenny Councillor Tadhg Culbert, following a long illness. The Tipperary native, who has lived in Letterkenny for almost 40 years, died on Wednesday in Donegal Hospice. Cllr Culbert belonged to Letterkenny Rovers FC and St. Eunan's GAA club. Tadhg Culbert had worked in An Post in Letterkenny and was due to retire in May. The Fianna Fail councillor was re-elected to the Town Council at the last local elections. Party leader Mr Martin said that Tadhg Culbert was a "valued and active member" of the Fianna Fail organisation in Letterkenny. He was well liked and respected across the political divide. He was deeply involved in his community and will be remembered for his strong and unwavering commitment to the people he was elected to represent," said Deputy Martin.
      Donegal Deputy Charlie McConalogue said:
      "Tadhg was an outgoing and engaging man, who was known for his warmth and his sense of humour. Despite living in Donegal for many years, Tadhg kept his ties with his home county Tipperary, not least through his love of Tipperary hurling".

      22 Apr 2013, Final journey for a man with a heart of gold, http://www.donegaldemocrat.ie/news/local/
      final-journey-for-a-man-with-a-heart-of-gold-1-5024431, viewed 29 Apr 2013
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      Members of Letterkenny Rovers, flanked by friends of the late Cllr. Tadhg Culbert, carry his coffin at Upr. Main Street, Letterkenny before Saturday morning' s funeral Mass in St. Eunan's Cathedral, Letterkenny. Picture: Brian McDaid Tadhg Culbert would have retired on May 1st after 40 years on the staff at An Post in Letterkenny. Over the years, Tadhg Culbert ensured the post office was always a happy place to go. He was a friendly face among the counter staff, someone who loved nothing more than a bit of craic with the customers. A chat and a laugh with friends. His work colleagues will miss him dearly. They stood in silence on Saturday morning, heads bowed, as Tadhg's funeral made its way slowly down Main Street before stopping for some minutes outside his former place of work. Earlier on Tadhg's final journey to St. Eunan's Cathedral, his coffin had been carried by friends from a host of local organisations of which Tadhg had been a proud member. His political friends and colleagues in Fianna Fáil carried him down the High Road before the pallbearing duties were taken up by members of Letterkenny Town Council and then council staff. After that it was the turn of the sports organisations, the Glencar Inn Golf Society, St. Eunan's GAA club and Letterkenny Rovers. At Upr. Main Street, the coffin was borne by the counter staff at the post office and then members of the sorting staff. All along the street, large crowds lined the pavements as the funeral cortege made its way farther down before it stopped for another poignant moment outside Blake's Bar. Staff members and friends from Tadhg's favourite local then carried the coffin down to Church Lane, before it was brought up to the cathedral. The town had come to a standstill for a man who just two years ago had proudly worn the mayoral chain and was the town's first citizen. On Saturday, that town and its people said a final goodbye. As his friend and party colleague, Dr. James McDaid remarked in an emotional graveside oration, Tadhg had made many friends over his time in Letterkenny. He recalled him coming to Letterkenny as a 17-year-old to work in the post office and how over the years, he had engrained himself in the community, such was his outgoing nature and love of life. Dr. McDaid recalled happy times and spoke of Tadhg's popularity and ability to bring a smile to anyone he encountered. He also referred to Tadhg's battle with illness and how he had managed to deal with the fact that it was a battle he wasn't going to win. He recalled how after a hospital visit, Tadhg had asked his daughter, Lisa, not to take him home but instead go for a drive "around his constituency." It was, Dr. McDaid said, Tadhg's chance to have one last look around a town that will be a lonelier place without his unique presence."

  • Sources 
    1. [S1321] Ireland General Register Office, Birth Index, Timothy Culbert, Tipperary District/PLU, County Tipperary, Ireland, 1955.
      Mother maiden name: Shanahan

    2. [S1325] Ireland General Registration Office, Marriage Index, Timothy Culbert and Hilda Flood, Letterkenny District/PLU, County Donegal, 22 Sep 1979.

    3. [S1652] Members of the Council.
      See Notes

    4. [S915] Donegal News, 18 Sep 2008, Candidates emerge for local elections, http://www.nwipp-newspapers.com/dn/free/293094950683810.php, viewed 22 Sep 2008.
      See Notes

    5. [S915] Donegal News, p. 4, Tadhg Culbert plans a return to politics in next local elections, 10 Aug 2007.
      See News article.

    6. [S915] Donegal News, p. 12, Letterkenny mourns passing of Cllr Tadgh Culbert (57), 19 Apr 2013.
      See News article.

    7. [S1323] Ireland General Register Office, Death Index, Tadhg Culbert, Donegal District/PLU, County Donegal, Ireland, 2013.
      Age 57 [b.c. 1956]. Separated from wife.

    8. [S914] Donegal Democrat, 7 Sep 2010, Double success for Tipperary Tadhg!, http://www.donegaldemocrat.ie/donegalnews/Double-success-for-Tipperary -Tadhg.6517328.jp, viewed 13 sep 2010.
      Location only. See Notes

    9. [S915] Donegal News, p. 4, Tadhg Culbert plans a return to politics in next local elections, 10 Aug 2007.
      See News article

    10. [S1304] Inside Ireland, 18 Apr 2013, http://insideireland.ie/2013/04/18/micheal-martin-expresses-saddness-o n-death-of-letterkenny-councillor-98568/, viewed 22 Apr 2013.
      See Notes

    11. [S915] Donegal News, p. 12, Letterkenny mourns passing of Cllr Tadgh Culbert (57), 19 Apr 2013.
      See News article