Death of Strokestown faith healer widely mourned

The death of a well-known Strokestown faith healer was widely mourned this week. The late Sean Murphy, a retired barber from Elphin Street, Strokestown, was a faith healer known throughout the country for his cure for shingles and also a Good Friday cure for migraine. People came from all over the country for his cure for shingles and large numbers attended his home each Good Friday for a cure for migraine. He was also a prominent member of Strokestown Gun Club and the local fishing club. Mr. Murphy, who was in his mid 70s, passed away on Friday last. The removal from McHugh’s Funeral Home to Strokestown Church took place on Sunday evening, with burial after Mass on Monday in Strokestown Cemetery. Mass was celebrated by Fr. Kieran Whitney and Fr. Jim Regan. The late Mr. Murphy is survived by his sister Marion and brothers-in-law, nephews and a large circle of friends.