The National Ploughing Association has announced the death of Ailish Tracey (née Ryan), who passed away on Saturday, July 25th.
In a statement, it said: “The NPA would like to extend the deepest sympathy & condolences to the family & loved ones of Ailish Tracey from Carlow, who will always be remembered with the highest affection & regard not only in the’ Ploughing’ community in Ireland but around the world. R.I.P.”
“Ailish, a keen cyclist and business owner, was a loving mother & grandmother and wife of the multiple world ploughing champion Eamonn Tracey.”
“She was exceptionally encouraging of Eamonn’s ploughing successes & triumphs and of the Tracey family ‘ploughing’ dynasty.”
“She travelled Ireland and the world supporting Eamonn and her family’s achievements.”
“Ailish will be deeply missed and remembered by all as having a warm heart, always looking out for others, combined with a quick natural wit. May Ailish Tracey Rest in Peace.”
The married mother-of-three, wife of Eamonn, and mother of Sean, David, and Steve, will be laid to rest on Wednesday at 2pm after requiem mass in Saint Lazarian’s Church, Drumphea, according to her funeral notice, which can be found here.