Husband of Limerick Euromillions winner Dolores McNamara dies surrounded by family…

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Adrian McNamara (60s), husband of Limerick Euromillions winner Dolores McNamara, who passed away this morning following an illness.Photo source: R.I.P.ieTHE husband of Limerick euromillions winner Dolores McNamara has died.Adrian McNamara, who was in his late 60s and a bricklayer by trade, passed away following an illness this morning.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He died peacefully and surrounded by his family, at his son Lee’s home in Killaloe, Co Clare.Mr McNamara along with his wife, who won a €115m Euromillions jackpot in 2005 after purchasing a €2 Quickpick ticket, had lived together at Lough Derg Hall, a vast property and estate in Ogonnolloe, overlooking Lough Derg.Ms McNamara purchased the 10,000 sq ft hill-top property for €1.75m in 2005, after it had reportedly attracted the interest of Hollywood actor Robert De Niro.The lavish country manor, boasting amazing lakeside views, at the end of a half-mile long private entrance, fronted by electric gates and an eight-foot high wall, is set on 38 acres, including a coach house.The high-end property is a far cry from the modest 1,200 sq ft semi-detached family home Adrian and Dolores raised their six children in on the Patrick’s Road, Limerick.Friends said the couple’s windfall however, did not change them, particularly Mr McNamara who, besides investing in a number of racehorses and a Spanish holiday home, had maintained a low profile, a source said.The couple had owned a holiday home in Turkey prior to Ms McNamara’s massive lottery win which occurred when Mr McNamara was recovering from heart bypass surgery.“Adrian was a lovely fella, he was always very decent, and he didn’t let the money change him,” said an informed source.“He had a few horses and he lived in a big house in Killaloe but he kept away from the limelight. He was always a hard worker,” they added.In the first few years after Ms McNamara’s jackpot win, the couple had to invest in 24/7 security at their home, because of concerns of potential kidnap plots against them and members of their family.Dolores’s brother-in-law, Martin Anthony McCarthy, 50s, tragically died in a fire at his home in Limerick city in 2009.Adrian McNamara is survived by his wife Dolores; the couples three sons Gary, Dean, Lee, and three daughters Dawn, Kim and Kevanne, and nine grandchildren.Mr McNamara’s funeral will be held in accordance with current Government COVID-19 restrictions and HSE guidelines on public gatherings, at St Flannan’s Church, Killaloe, at 12 midday, on Saturday, April 24.Mr McNamara will be laid to rest afterwards near the shores of Lough Derg at New Cemetery, Ogonnelloe. Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LimerickNewsHusband of Limerick Euromillions winner Dolores McNamara dies surrounded by family after suffering illnessBy David Raleigh – April 23, 2021 1784 Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Printcenter_img Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Linkedin Twitter Email TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post WhatsApp Advertisement Previous articleLimerick teens tackling major social issues through new TY programmeNext articleLimerick customers to benefit from extension of Irish Water’s First Fix free scheme to tackle leaks David Raleigh last_img

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