Pandemic upends life for Irish pub owner-turned-undertaker
Jasper Murphy, funeral director and publican of McCarthy's Bar and Undertakers, drives his hearse with a prepamore
Jasper Murphy prepares takeaway Sunday roast dinners at McCarthy's Pub and Restaurant. Its doors have been shumore
Jasper Murphy walks with his nephew to prepare a coffin with his nephew Toby Collier, 17, who holds a shoppingmore
Jasper Murphy drives his hearse through empty streets past his business. In ordinary times, family and friendsmore
"People really do miss that," Murphy said, sorting orders for takeaway Sunday roast dinners - the only hospitamore
Jasper Murphy, the fifth generation proprietor, makes funeral arrangements on his phone in the office of his pmore
Toby Collier, 17, nephew of Jasper Murphy, waits for Jasper in the coffin storage area as they prepare a coffimore
A room is seen in McCarthy's Bar and Undertakers. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
Jasper Murphy changes into his undertakers suit before collecting the body of a deceased local man from hospitmore
The view from an upstairs window inside McCarthy's Bar and Undertakers. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
Cremated remains that cannot be collected until lockdown is over are seen on Jasper Murphy's shelf. REUTERS/Clmore
Jasper Murphy places a crucifix on his work bench as he prepares a coffin for a recently deceased man. In thismore
Jasper Murphy hammers a crucifix into a coffin. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
Jasper Murphy and Toby Collier load a prepared coffin into his hearse. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
Toby Collier wipes rain from the windows of a hearse. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
Jasper Murphy drives his hearse containing a prepared coffin to collect a body. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
Jasper Murphy opens the door of Fethard parish church to begin the funeral service for a local man. REUTERS/Clmore
Jasper Murphy assembles a speaker and microphone for a graveside service. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
Mourners look on from the outer wall as Priests Fr. Liam Everard and Fr. Tom Breen lead a burial mass. REUTERSmore
Priests Fr. Liam Everard and Fr. Tom Breen lead a burial mass. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
Jasper Murphy directs mourners carrying the coffin of a recently deceased local man after his funeral ceremonymore
The coffin of a recently deceased local man lies in Fethard Parish church. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
Priests Fr. Liam Everard and Fr. Tom Breen give funeral mass. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
Priests Fr. Liam Everard and Fr. Tom Breen lead the burial mass. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
Gravedigger Lee Molony pulls off the sheet of astroturf from the coffin of a recently deceased local man. REUTmore
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