16 August 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Hugh (Hughie) McNally, 81, Clones Road, Monaghan passed away peacefully early Thursday 6th August in Drumbear Nursing home following a long illness with Alzheimers. Burial occurred Saturday 8th in the Old Cemetery, Latlurcan.

Hugh was born in Drumacrutton in 1934 to parents Hugh and Mary (neé Hughes). He had 5 siblings, Bridget, Eileen and entrepreneurial brothers Dan, Eddie and Charlie.

Having worked in Kerr Brothers of Corby Rock followed by a period in Grahams Furniture factory, Hugh and his lifelong friend and business partner Kevin Finlay set up McNally & Finlay Ltd at Latlurcan on the Dublin Rd, Monaghan Town. The firm was involved in one of Ireland’s most remarkable and enduring business partnerships when along with Sherry Bros Scotstown, they established and traded jointly as Rossmore Furniture. McNally & Finlay expanded to employ almost 100 staff at its peak in a factory of 70,000sq ft and continued manufacturing and exporting to the UK until 2013.

Hugh particularly loved dancing and it was in the Swan Park that he met ….


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