June 6th 1978 - June 10th 2006
Emer Casey was born on the 6th of June 1978. The youngest of five girls, Emer was the apple of everybody's eye and a ray of sunshine from the moment she was born. As Emer developed from a young girl into a young woman, her talents blossomed and her qualities shone brighter and brighter. Emer had a way with people that was both admirable and unique. People she met along the way felt so relaxed in her company and she certainly brought out the best in everybody. These traits coupled with her academic brilliance resulted in her being awarded "Student of the Year" from her Alma Mater in Loreto, Youghal. On completion of her leaving cert., Emer studied Law and French at University College, Cork. During these fun-filled years in college, Emer made lots of very close and sincere friends in both the legal and the medical faculties and travelled across Europe and the States, enjoying every single minute of her travels.
On completion of her French and Law degree, Emer was offered a traineeship and subequently a full-time position with the very reputable Dublin-based law firm, Matheson, Ormbsy, Prentice Solicitors. Emer grew from strength to strength in this firm and very much lived by the motto, "work hard, play hard". During her time off, Emer travelled to rugby and hurling matches and never missed a puck of a ball. She visited Thailand and Argentina and took to the slopes every winter.
Unfortunately, Emer's vibrant and very full life was cruelly cut short in 2006. Emer was diagnosed with ovarian/uterine cancer on 28th of February at the age of 27. After a short battle exceptionally bravely borne, Emer, beloved daughter of Juliette and Brendan and cherished sister of Julie, Annelee, Susan and Ruth tragically passed away on the 10th June 2006, four days after her 28th birthday. Emer's untimely death had such an enormous impact on her family, friends, colleagues and everybody that knew her, that The Emer Casey Foundation was established in her honour and her memory.