Castleknock College Union

Henry Norman Robinson, class '46

In Memoriam

Jan 17, 2017
Henry Norman Robinson, class '46 - KnockUnion.ie

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The Union was saddened to learn of the passing of Harry Robinson, class '46

The death has occurred of Henry ROBINSON
Donnybrook, Dublin / Glenageary, Dublin

ROBINSON, Henry Norman, (solicitor) (Donnybrook and Glenageary, Dublin) 17th January 2017 (peacefully) at St. Vincent’s Private Hospital. Beloved husband of the late Margaret. He will be sadly missed by his daughters Barbara, Valerie and Vicki, his sister Marjorie, his sons-in-law, grandchildren and great-granddaughter.

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Removal on Friday morning to the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Dalkey, arriving at 9.50 o’c. for Funeral Mass at 10.00 o’c. followed by burial at Deansgrange Cemetery. House private. No flowers please. Donations, if desired, to the Irish Kidney Association.

Date Published: Wednesday 18th January 2017    Date of Death: Tuesday 17th January 2017


Harry was the youngest of two brothers who came to us from Albert Road in Glenageary. He was with us for five years and frequently reminisced of his happy times at SVC, and he had much to be happy about for he was a honours student across the board, and also excelled at rugby, cricket and tennis.

As was the way of bright boys in those days, Harry matriculated in 5th year. He took his B.A. at UCD and after qualifying as a solicitor joined the family firm, TP Robinson. Harry went on to head up the firm as senior partner until his retirement in 2000. He also held a number of directorships during his career, most notably as Chairman of First National Building Society in the 1990's.

Harry was a long standing member and former chairman of the Hibernian United Services Club and he retained a lifelong interest in sport.

He played his rugby with Monkstown and afterwards served as President and Trustee, and was a member of Killiney Golf Club where like his father before him he was Captain (1970) and President (1985-87). Harry also loved Irish Cricket and was a very loyal supporter long before that became a fashionable pursuit in recent years. As late as 2010 he went on tour to Jamaica at the age of 82, a trip he thoroughly enjoyed.

Harry some sixty-nine years later is once again reunited with his beloved brother Robert who died in 1948. His wife Margaret and daughter Suzanne also predeceased him. We extend our deepest sympathies to his surviving daughters Barbara, Valerie and Vicki, sister Marjorie, and to the wider Robinson family.

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