Castleknock College Union

Lieut. Stephen John Morrogh, class '12

In Memoriam

Sep 7, 1974
Lieut. Stephen John Morrogh, class '12 -

STEPHEN was born in Sunday's Well, Cork and was one of nine brothers who attended the College at the turn of the century. After graduating as a Dentist he practised his profession in Cork for some years. During the last war, he was attached to the Irish Army at Collins Barracks Cork, and his 1940 promotion as Lieutenant was no surprise, for the Morrogh brothers were renowned as a “Family of Soldiers” with no fewer than six of them serving with distinction in the First World War. He later joined the Dental Section of Cork Corporation at City Hall. He was working there the day before he died.

In his early days he was a keen Rugby player and a past Captain of Douglas Golf Club. He was a very keen yachtsman - an original Member of the Royal Munster Yacht Club when it was transferred from Monkstown to Crosshaven in 1923. He acted as Officer of the Day on many occasions and on the amalgamation of the Royal Cork & Royal Munster Yacht Clubs, he was elected an Honorary Life Member of the Club.

To his family we extend our very sincere sympathy.

We were also very saddened to learn of the death of Stephen's brother Vincent, (1907- 1912). shortly before publication of the Chronicle.

Requiescat in Pace.