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Why did Michael O’Regan Pass Away? The Cause of Death for a Former Echo Boy is Described

Michael O'Regan

On December 27, 2022, Michael O’Regan, a former Echo Boy, died away. Here is a detailed look at the causes of death for Michael O’Regan and the Echo kid.

Michael O’Regan, who was He?

In Cork, Michael O’Regan was well-known as “Echo Boy.” Michael O’Regan, also known as Cork’s “Echo Boy,” has been selling the Evening Echo and Holly Bough to the community for over 50 years. When it was estimated that he had sold a million copies of the Evening Echo in 2004, he told Holly Bough, “Nearly everything has changed on Patrick Street since I began selling the Evening Echo at Cavendish’s Corner.” When he began in 1960, Jack Kennedy was considering running for president, Sean Lemass was the Taoiseach, and the Evening Echo cost two old pence (2d). He remembers receiving a morning pitch at No. 10 Patrick Street, outside the then-Bank of Ireland, in 1969, “the year Neil Armstrong went.” Echo youngster worked at his favourite job for more than ten years, six days a week, except bank holidays, in all types of weather. Only recently did he retire.

Michael O’Regan’s Manner of Death:

Michael O’Regan, the city of Cork’s Echo Man, passed away. Michael O’Regan was no longer there to sell Echo newspapers to onlookers in a historic Irish village. The Echo youngster has received tributes from the Lord Mayor of Cork. At the intersection of Princes Street and Patrick Street in 1960, Mr O’Regan started working as a news seller, selling copies of the Evening Echo. The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Deirdre Forde claimed to have known Mr O’Regan when she was employed at the bank and that he had been a vital part of city life.

Michael is so well-known in Cork and deeply ingrained in our culture that it’s almost hard to think about Cork without conjuring up his thoughts, according to Cllr Forde.

Death of Michael O’Regan:

Sadly, on December 27, 2022, O’Regan of McDonagh Road, Ballyphehane, died away in St. Claire’s Ward of St. Finbarr’s Hospital. Brother of Seán (John), Michael (Echo Boy), a cherished son of the late Harry and Margaret (Peggy), went away quietly in the company of his loving family. His loving brother, sister-in-law Theresa, nephews Anthony, Ger, and Eoin, niece Nicola, and his family and many friends will miss him dearly.

Social media was filled with condolences when Michael’s death was announced. Echolive’s homage to the Echo kid served as confirmation of his death. Maurice Gubbins, the editor of The Echo, stated that Cork had lost an institution. Michael was a titan of a news seller, one of the best in Cork’s news industry, and an iconic character in the city, according to Mr Gubbins.

“He’ll be sorely missed. We send his family and friends our sincere condolences. One more piece of Cork’s history has passed away, according to Seán Murphy, circulation manager for The Echo and the Irish Examiner. He was a “complete gentleman,” a “beautiful, gorgeous guy to work with,” said Mr Murphy. “He loved what he did, enjoyed selling the paper, never missed a day, and simply adored his clients.” Michael is going to be missed. According to Donal Cronin, whose father Jerry was an Echo Boy and who passed away earlier this year after a 70-year career, Mr O’Regan and Jerry Cronin were good friends.

Paying respects to Michael O’Regan:

Tweeted Dylan O’Connell:

Michael O’Regan was an actual Cork figure who had left the city. The Echo lads are still around.

Cork Sinn Féin made a post.

Our sympathies are with the venerable Echo salesman Michael O’Regan’s family and friends at this difficult time. Anam dlis, ar dheis Dé go raibh.

As Edwin Long said,

On his day off, he was addicted to work. He would go to Crosshaven and serve as a Sunday fun fair worker. RIP MICHAEL

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