Sadness at death of much-loved photographer before 41st birthday

Published: 2 Aug 2012 12:300 comments

A much-loved member of the community, Jarlath Concannon (pictured) passed away peacefully at his Enniskillen home on Saturday, July 28.

Share this image

The popular young man, late of Woodview, Tempo Road, who enjoyed a wide circle of friends, died following a long illness, just one day short of his 41st birthday - July 29. Jarlath suffered from a degenerative condition, which he never let hold him back.

A photographer in the county for a number of years, Jarlath had also worked in the BT Call Centre in Enniskillen, where he made a lot of good friends.

A son of Patrick Concannon and the late Angela, he was educated at St. Michael's Primary School and St. Michael's College, before doing his A levels at Rupert Stanley College, Belfast.

He did a photography degree at a college in Derby and on his return to Fermanagh, he enjoyed working in Franco's restaurant, Enniskillen and he also did painting and decorating for a time.

In his work as a photographer, he took photographs for a number of publications and travelled around the county covering events.

Among his interests were art and antiques and he was close to his family, having a great love of his nephews and nieces.

He enjoyed travel, aided by his close friends, and he enjoyed visiting his sister in Germany on several occasions.

Anyone who knew Jarlath admired his great sense of humour, his wit and in the last few years his fighting will to live. He had a great talent in meeting really kind and loving people. His family is very appreciative of all the kind neighbours, carers, nurses, doctors, relatives and friends who looked after and visited Jarlath during the years of his illness.

His funeral at St. Michael's Church was led by the Rev. Fr. Martin O'Reilly and his friends were involved in the readings and prayers.

Ciara Gallagher organised the music and played the flute and Helen Hamill was the soloist. Burial took place in the family grave at Breandrum Cemetery.

Jarlath is survived by his father, Patrick, and his sisters Cora and Alan, Belfast, and Cathy and Christof, Germany; his eight nieces and nephews; the Concannon and Prior families and his many friends.

He was predeceased by his mother, Angela, six years ago, and by his sister, Aisling, who died in 1974, aged seven. The funeral arrangements were by Mr. John McKeegan, funeral director.

Jump to first paragraph.

Comments

comments powered by Disqus

Get more stories from our Roundup section

24 Apr 2014 13:00 • Rodney Edwards

'Nanny, nanny... he's dead, dead'

The call no mother wants - read Ruby Brown's moving interview following the death of her son Richard in a motorbike accident

Social: Comments0 comments

24 Apr 2014 13:00 • Julie Kenwell

Collegiate given chance of 11th hour appeal to WELB

PARENTS of Collegiate Grammar School are to make an 11th hour appeal to members of the Western Education Library Board (WELB) not to sign off on a development proposal which would see it merge with Portora Royal next year.

Social: Comments0 comments

24 Apr 2014 10:15

3,000-year-old bogwood sculptures installed at SWAH garden

BOGWOOD sculptures over 3,000 years old have been installed at the South West Acute Hospital (SWAH) garden.

Social:

24 Apr 2014 10:00 • Editorial Department

Inside today's paper

Way of the Cross: Congregations walk together on Good Friday.

Social: Comments0 comments

24 Apr 2014 09:30 • Editorial Department

In today's Impartial Reporter:

The phone call no mother wants as Ruby Brown tells of the moment she learned of the death of son Richard in a motorbike accident. Read her in-depth and moving interview.

Social: Comments0 comments

23 Apr 2014 21:30

Late Breen strike sends Town into final

Enniskillen Town Utd came from a goal down to book their place in the final of the Impartial Reporter Mulhern Cup with a 2-1 win over Kesh at Ferney Park tonight.

Social:

23 Apr 2014 15:35

Car stolen in "creeper burglary"

A car was stolen during a so-called “creeper burglary” at Raceview Court near the Cornagrade Road in Enniskillen.

Social:

23 Apr 2014 13:15

Castle Archdale hosts Dawn Chorus event

LOCAL people are invited to meet at Castle Archdale at 5am on Saturday, May 3, to listen to the birds welcome the new day in fine voice.

Social:

23 Apr 2014 11:30

Radio DJ includes Fermanagh stop in marathon challenge for charity

A radio DJ will bring her fundraising marathon challenge to Fermanagh this June in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Social:

23 Apr 2014 09:30

Arsonists responsible for 15 gorse fires since beginning of April

Arsonists are being blamed for starting around 15 gorse fires in the Garrison and Belcoo area since the beginning of April.

Social:

22 Apr 2014 17:00

Mallards slip into bottom two

Ballinamallard United slipped into the bottom two in the Danske Bank Premiership on goal difference following today's 2-2 draw with Dungannon Swifts at Ferney Park.

Social:

22 Apr 2014 15:00 • Editorial Department

Opinion - Kylie Noble - Why I’m excited to vote for the first time

The rites of passage of growing up vary from person to person but throughout my own life events such as turning 13, my first formal, my GCSE and A level results, my 18th birthday (and my first and to date only hangover that followed), getting into university and moving away from home are just a few which I imagine are pretty common landmarks among my generation.

Social: Comments0 comments

22 Apr 2014 15:00

Rucksacks stolen in car break-in

A car was broken into at Navar Forest near Derrygonnelly last night (Monday).

Social:

22 Apr 2014 13:00 • Rodney Edwards

Stormont Files: Farm Watch designed to prevent rural crime - O'Neill

FARMERS in Fermanagh are being encouraged by the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) in Enniskillen to take part in the Farm Watch Scheme, an initiative endorsed by Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill.

Social:

22 Apr 2014 12:00

Lisnaskea home attacked

A house in Lisnaskea has been attacked.

Social:

22 Apr 2014 11:00 • Rodney Edwards

Stormont Files: Litter droppers approach MLA to quash £75 fine

A NUMBER of people in Fermanagh have been fined £75 for “dropping a cigarette butt or a sweet paper” on the street, according to UUP MLA Tom Elliott.

Social: Comments0 comments

22 Apr 2014 09:00

Motorist knew insurance shown to police had been cancelled

A 47-year-old factory worker has admitted fraudulently using a certificate of car insurance by showing it to the police, knowing it had been cancelled.

Social:

21 Apr 2014 22:30

Man(20) took father's car without consent

A 20-year-old man thought he was being “sensible” when he got behind the wheel of a crashed car to drive it home.

Social:

21 Apr 2014 19:00

Jail sentence for driver caught without insurance four times in two weeks

A 30-year-old car dealer caught driving without insurance four times in two weeks despite paying out £3,500 in premiums has been given a jail sentence.

Social:

21 Apr 2014 17:30

Number out of work in Fermanagh fell by 2.4 per cent in March

Unemployment in Fermanagh fell by 2.4 per cent last month.

Social: