The passing of Aubrey de Vere, the renowned Irish poet, marked the end of an era in Irish literature. His works captivated audiences and earned him a special place in the hearts of many. Community members, fellow writers, and admirers gathered in unity to pay their last respects at de Vere’s funeral in Askeaton Protestant Cemetery. The diverse group of attendees showcased the impact of de Vere’s literary contributions on different facets of society. The solemn occasion was led by Dean Flanagan, the respected parish priest of Adare, ensuring that de Vere was laid to rest with dignity and reverence. His legacy will continue to inspire future generations of Irish poets and literary enthusiasts alike.
Manchester Evening News – Saturday 25 January 1902