Back when he was still in shorts, and Kinsella’s coal yard up in Blacklion was still in full swing, young Mark knew instinctively that he was far more into the suit than he was the soot.
Blame it all on family friend Eddie O’Sullivan, running a funeral home, and therefore always immaculately tailored and turned out whenever he visited.
And, sure, as we all know, every man, woman, child and dog crazy ’bout a sharp-dressed man – so, it was hardly surprising that, just as soon as he was able, the teenage Mark Kinsella took on a part-time job with Eddie O’Sullivan.
Twenty-one years later, having also served 15 years with Murphy’s in Bray, that young, besuited and booted lad is now finally stepping out on his own.
In style. Of course.
Having already started putting all those years of invaluable experience to good use, we caught up with the bould Mark to discuss not joining the family business, the importance of community, and perfecting the fine art of the final farewell…
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