Pascal Whelan: February 5th, 1942-February 5th, 2017. Photograph: Kevin Griffin
Obituary: Pascal Whelan

Pascal Whelan, who has died at the age of 75, was both a professional stuntman who doubled for many leading actors and the last permanent resident of (...)

 The remains of Pascal Whelan are brought across the sands at low tide to Omey Island in Connemara for burial following funeral Mass in nearby Star of the Sea Church in Claddaghduff, Co Galway. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Stunt actor Pascal Whelan was a man of many breathtaking moments, and no more than after his burial on Connemara’s Omey island. A filling tide was al(...)