The late Jack O’Callaghan, Castleisland and Farranfore

The late Jack O'Callaghan pictured at Castleisland Day Care Centre with his famous neice, Miriam O'Callaghan and facility nurse/manager, Marcella Finn during a visit by Miriam in 2012. ©Photograph: John Reidy 10-2-2012
The late Jack O’Callaghan pictured at Castleisland Day Care Centre with his niece, Miriam O’Callaghan and facility nurse/manager, Marcella Finn in 2012. ©Photograph: John Reidy 10-2-2012

The death has been announced of Kilfelim, Farranfore native, Castleisland resident, Jack O’Callaghan at the age of 93. 

The late Mr. O’Callaghan enjoyed a certain celebrity status in his Castleisland Day Care Centre circle after the February 2012 visit by his RTÉ Radio and TV presenter niece, Miriam O’Callaghan. 

The previous July, Ms. O’Callaghan also travelled from Dublin for her uncle’s 90th birthday celebrations at the Ballygarry House Hotel near Tralee. 

There, close to 100 family members, neighbours and friends helped him celebrate his great milestone. 

A native of Kilfelm near Farranfore, Jack spent 40 years in London before he moved home and settled in Castleisland. Here he became a popular and regular presence at the local day care centre. 

The announcement and arrangements reads as follows: 

The death has occurred of Jack O’CALLAGHAN 1 Riverview Place, Castleisland and Farranfore, Kerry

Jack O’Callaghan, 1 Riverview Place, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and O’Callaghan’s Cross, Kilfelim, Farranfore, Co. Kerry, peacefully in his 94th year. Sadly missed by his loving nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, great-grandnephews, great-grandnieces, extended family, relatives, neighbours and many friends. R.I.P.

Reposing at Tangney’s Funeral Home Castleisland on Tuesday evening from 5.30pm to 7.30pm followed by removal to Currans Church. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 11am. Burial afterwards in Ardcrone Cemetery.

May He Rest In Peace. 

Date Published: Sunday 22nd February 2015 Date of Death: Sunday 22nd February 2015