Friends and former neighbours on Barrack Street and Killarney Road are saddened today with the news of the passing of Áine O’Connor nee Behan after a long battle with illness.
Áine’s dad Garda Mick Behan – a native of Co. Kildare served on the force and the family lived in Barrack Street up to the late 1960s. Her mom Cecilia, ran a B&B business from Oaklands when they moved to the Killarney Road.
Áine was always a trend setter and very fashionable in outlook and it probably helped that her sisters Sheila and Margaret were at the cutting edge of the hair-dressing business with a busy salon in Castleisland at that time.
Theresa Mac’s Cafe on Church Street was THE place to be in those days of Herman’s Hermits, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Dione Warwick asking Do You Know The Way To San Jose and Mary Hopkin with Those Were the Days.
Those were the days and Áine was there in the deep end of fashion and glamour and never far from the jukebox in Mac’s. The term ‘Godess’ wasn’t in our vocabulary back then. But if it was, Áine was it. May God be good to her.
The arrangements reads as follows. The death has occurred of Áine O’Connor (née Behan) – Oaklands, Killarney Road, Castleisland, Co. Kerry
Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family. Beloved daughter of the late Garda Mick Behan and Cecilia. Sadly missed by her loving children, Ciara, Saibh, Cecily, Blathnaid, Ruari and Aine, son-in-law Dan, her adored grandchildren Cody, Naomi, Jade, Gabrielle and Max, sisters Sheila O’Mahony (Kenmare) and Margaret Nugent (Kilrush), brother-in-law Sean, all extended family, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends.
Rest In Peace
Reposing at Tangney’s Funeral Home, Castleisland on Thursday evening from 5pm to 7pm. Private removal from her residence on Friday morning arriving to Castleisland Parish Church for Requiem Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in Kilbanivane Cemetery, Castleisland. House private please.
Date Published: Wednesday 12th August 2015. Date of Death: Wednesday 12th August 2015