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Memorial Created By
Naira Aslanyan

Tarlach Nepomuceno

October 09, 1962 - April 01, 2020

As promised we decided that we will create a memorial for our dear husband, brother, son, uncle, step-dad, friend, boss, mentor, activist, partner in crime, and best company for any occasion Tarlach Nepomuceno (Nellis). This will host our memories of a great person that he was and how much joy he brought to...  see more

OBITUARY
Covid-19 outbreak has become a global pandemic affecting over 200 countries and wiping out nations. It has taken lives of more New Yorkers than 9/11. We these virtual memorials because we cannot meet in person and embrace those around us. However on April 1, 2020 terrifying statistics became a sobering reality. It ripped away from us a giant of a person who we all cherished and left a hole that would be hard to fill. It is common...  see more
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  • Patricia  McGuinness
    An Irish-American Farewell (see Tarlach at 2:38)
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    The Irish and Irish American communities at large lost a number of remarkable individuals this year. As 2020 comes to an end, the New York Irish Center hopes to keep their memories alive by marking their passing with a performance from the talented Gregor...
  • Patricia  McGuinness
    Tarlach and his sister-in-law Magda in Moville, Co Donegal, Ireland, with John Hume in 2011. Great memories, RIP ❤
  • Naira Aslanyan
    At Joe Sabba Park in Sunnyside with St. Pat's for All committee and Congressman Joe Crowley at tree planting in memory of those who lost their lives during the Easter Rising. with Tom McLougling, Brendan Fay, Mitch Kalaminskiy, Kathleen Walsch D'Arcy
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    Broadcast from 1984 where young Tarlach speaks about the fight for freedom! Good quality.
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    The play was nominated for the best Irish drama.
    A Queer Ceili at the Marty Forsythe - Kabosh Theatre Company
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    On that March Sunday, the day the city’s first case of coronavirus was confirmed, the St. Pat’s For All Parade moved joyously through a corner of Queens before ending in the Woodside neighborhood, where organizers gathered for an after-party at the...  more
    Tarlach MacNiallais, Who Fought for Gay and Disability Rights, D
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    Naira Aslanyan added 4 photo(s) to the memorial Tarlach Nepomuceno:
    The actors from the Kaboosh
    A Queer Ceili at the Marty Forsythe
    A Queer Ceili at the Marty Forsythe
    A Queer Ceili at the Marty Forsythe
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    Naira Aslanyan added 3 photo(s) to the memorial Tarlach Nepomuceno:
    With Mom and siblings
    Family is everything
    With Juan
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    The 57-year-old, who left north Belfast in the mid-1980s, died on April 1.

    "The hardest part is that even if we had wanted to be there with Terry, we couldn't," said Brendan. "This virus is not only robbing us of people we love, it's...  more
    Coronavirus: Belfast man Terry Nellis dies in US as family say f
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    A great article in remembrance of Tarlach.
    Remembering Tarlach Mac Niallais, Taken By COVID-19
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    Naira Aslanyan added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Tarlach Nepomuceno:
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    Naira Aslanyan added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Tarlach Nepomuceno:
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    Lisa Fane added 4 photo(s) to the memorial Tarlach Nepomuceno:
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    Naira Aslanyan added 2 photo(s) to the memorial Tarlach Nepomuceno:
    Tarlach (Brendan according to fB face recognition) with Brendan and a friend
    Brendan's tribute to Tarlach for the local newspaper in Northern Ireland
  • Naira Aslanyan
    “Our participation in the march this year was truly historic–the first time that a group of people with developmental disabilities have marched in the LGBTQ Pride March in NYC (and possibly anywhere),” Tarlach Nepomuceno, Facility Director of...  more
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    Kathleen Walsh D'Arcy Co-chair, St. Pat’s for All annual parade in Queens.

    With copious tears falling, I try to describe this amazing man, our departed friend Tarlach Mac Niallais, knowing I can’t do him justice.

    Here’s my failed attempt. The...  more
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    “Several parts of the play brought me to tears”, agrees Mac Niallais. “Some were happy tears, prompted by memories of events which seemed funny at the time. But there were upsetting memories too. A well of emotions bubbled up, from living here...  more
    A queer céilí takes pride of place in Belfast
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    Hidden Histories: Tarlach Mac Niallais | Newstalk
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    Irish American LGBT+ activist Tarlach Mac Niallais passed away on Wednesday after contracting COVID-19.

    Born in Belfast, Mac Niallais (57) grew up during the Troubles and became a social justice activist during his time at Queen’s University Belfast....  more
    Irish LGBT+ activist Tarlach Mac Niallais passes from COVID-19 •
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    Please listen to this podcast- it talks about a legendary Irish Gay Activist Tarlach
    Hidden Histories - Hidden Histories: Tarlach Mac Niallais - Go..
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    Naira Aslanyan added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Tarlach Nepomuceno:
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    Family of north Belfast man who died in New York from coronavirus speak of their 'immense' loss
    Family of north Belfast man who died in New York from coronaviru
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    Tarlach Mac Niallais, Belfast-born NYC based LGBT activist, passes from Covid-19
    Tarlach Mac Niallais, Belfast-born NYC based LGBT activist, pass
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    From Tarlach's sister Marie Nellis Burns

    Was hoping yesterday was all a bad dream, but I woke up this morning and it hit me like a freight train, my (big) wee brother is really gone. I will miss you so much even though you drove us nuts with your...  more
  • Naira Aslanyan
    From Tarlach's brother Tony Nellis

    Today we, the family and friends of Tarlach MacNiallais stand united and sorrowful in grief for the loss of a giant of a man who has touched the lives of everyone he knew. I am so sorry to his many friends who will...  more
  • Naira Aslanyan
    Posted by Alla Aslanyan
    To know you meant to love you and I will miss you... I will miss your illuminating smile, your bear hugs, your larger then life personality, your amazing sense of humor, your giant heart. You were one of the best humans to ever...  more
  • Naira Aslanyan
    By Michael Kaplan about his best friend Tarlach Mac Niallais

    Because this loss is so intolerable, I wrote this about our friendship, I hope some of these stories bring comfort
    My great friend died today. Tarlach was a larger than life sweetheart of a...  more
  • Naira Aslanyan
    From Lorcan Otway

    Here is Tarlach, back in the 1980s, when the Boston Currach Club said to a reporter from the Boston Herald, what they had said to us, "Keep the N***ers in New York." Thanks to Mayor Flynn, we went, we raced and Tarlach was...  more
  • Naira Aslanyan
    From Lisa Fane

    One of my favorite photos of Tarlach. Marching with the Brooklyn Irish LGBTQ Organization in the Brooklyn Irish American parade after we made history as the first LGBTQ contingent in the parade in 2019. There was not an Irish flag big...  more
  • Naira Aslanyan
    From Brendan Fay
    Remembering Tarlach MacNiallais (1962-2020) - a few images of years of friendship and activism - dancing together at the Eagle Tavern Monday night trad session, getting arrested together on 5th Ave. At Lavender and Green Alliance and...  more
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    From Toni Agovino, board member AHRC NYC
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    Naira Aslanyan added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Tarlach Nepomuceno:
    With husband Juan
    Family time
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    St Patrick's Day NYC, 2016
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    St Patrick's day NYC 2016
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