Dan Morley Obituary, Death – Statement from the Organization: We regret to inform you that our Chairperson, Dan Morley of Rathdrum, passed away on Saturday, April 15th. It is with great sadness that we make this announcement. Mary, Nichola, and Daniel have our deepest condolences from all of us here at the Wicklow Bay Sea Angling Club. We are truly sorry for your loss.
The ray from Cork, the conger from the Isle of Man, and the halibut from Norway were the three fish that were brought as part of the monument. All accomplishments that are deserving of our manager, who also serves as chair and was a co-founder of the Wicklow Bay Sea Angling Club.
Dan Morley was simply larger than life. He had a never-ending supply of repeated jokes, a barrel full of anecdotes, and a reliable supply of Jameson. However, he was a ferocious advocate for the values, pride, and reputation of our club; not only in the Wicklow community, but also within the angling community as a whole across the country. He brought together and organized a disorganized group of anglers, and as a result, they produced some of the best anglers in Ireland’s rankings. He delighted in fishing at any location from which one could access the ocean, and he took great pride in evaluating the quality of the seafood chowder served at each establishment in which we stayed by tasting it (it was even better if the establishment made use of a particular gas provider).
Along the trip, we would frequently stop at each historical site that Ireland has to offer, or we would simply pull over to admire the ocean and take some time to reflect and appreciate our surroundings. As such, he conducted his life in accordance with the tenets of our club’s motto, which is “Mo radharc tar sál sinim,” which translates to “My vision is here.”
Without a shadow of a doubt, Dan, heaven has provided you with a respectable spot at the back of the boat, complete with newly caught mackerel and placid tides. You won’t hear from us again until it is our turn to reel in the lines, so until then, keep your lines tight.