The Irish Times, 11 February 1898
Roscrea, Thursday Evening.   
   During the week a young medical man named Dr. Patrick Leonard Aherne, from Milford, near Charleville, County Cork, arrived on a visit to the neighbourhood, accompanied by his cousin, a Mr. Leonard. Shortly afterwards some symptoms of illness which had manifested themselves in the course of the journey became more pronounced. Dr. Luke J. Quigley was summoned, and found Dr. Aherne suffering from typhoid fever. He was immediately removed to the local fever hospital and attended by Dr. Quigley and the medical officer of the institution, Dr. B. C. Powell ; and, although at the outset his condition was not considered sufficiently critical to give rise to apprehension, the malady assumed a more acute form on Tuesday, and he continued to sink gradually until yesterday, when death supervened. A sad and pathetic incident in connection with the unfortunate gentleman's death is afforded by the fact that his elder brother, Dr. James Aherne, who was only recovering from a severe attack of rheumatic fever, and had scarcely reached the convalescent stage, dropped dead suddenly on receiving a telegram that Dr. Patrick Aherne was getting worse. Both were very young men, the last-named being only 28 years of age, and his brother but 31, and the intelligence of their sad deaths will be learned with feelings of sorrow by a large circle of relatives and friends, as well as by the medical profession, of which both were well known and highly respected members. Both gentlemen were un-married and belonged to a well known and esteemed County Cork family. The remains of Dr. Patrick Aherne were conveyed from here to-day by rail for interment at the family burial ground at Milford.
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