‘UCD was his home’ – Warm tributes paid to ‘Old Man Belfield’ Michael Byrne

Posted in Governance and administration on January 20th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Michael Byrne, the homeless man affectionately known as ‘Old Man Belfield’, did not believe he was homeless because ‘UCD was his home’, his funeral Mass was told. The 71-year-old, who spent more than 40 years roaming the south Dublin campus and died while sleeping rough there on January 11th, was remembered by UCD chaplain Fr Eamonn Bourke at as ‘an important member of our community’ …” (more)

[Simon Carswell, Irish Times, 20 January]

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UCD to Stream ‘Old Man Belfield’ Funeral Online on Wednesday

Posted in Life on January 17th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“The funeral of Michael Byrne, ‘Old Man Belfield’, will take place on Wednesday 20th of January at 11am. The service will be private as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown but a live stream will be hosted by UCD online …” (more)

[Hugh Dooley, College Tribune, 17 January]

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Tributes paid to ‘Old Man Belfield’ who died at UCD

Posted in Life on January 12th, 2021 by steve

Ireland“Tributes have been paid to an elderly homeless man known as ‘Old Man Belfield’ whose body was found at the UCD campus in Belfield yesterday. UCD Dublin issued a statement on Twitter this evening paying tribute to Michael Byrne, known affectionately by students and staff as ‘Old Man Belfield’ …” (more)

[Allison Bray, Independent, 12 January]

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