The late Bridget ‘Bridie’ O’Sullivan, Castleisland and Abbeyfeale

The late Bridget 'Bridie' O'Sullivan. ©Photograph: John Reidy
The late Bridget ‘Bridie’ O’Sullivan. ©Photograph: John Reidy

The death has occurred of Bridget ‘Bridie’ O’Sullivan, nee Murphy and fondly known as Nan, Kilbanivane, Brosna Road, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and formerly of Railway Station House, Castleisland and Tullig South Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick.
April 9th. 2016, Peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family, after a short illness.
Beloved wife of the late John ‘CIE’ O’Sullivan and much loved mother of Noreen (Keane), Mike and Brian.
Sadly missed by her loving family, daughters-in-law Monica and Michelle, her nine adored grandchildren and 16 great-grand-children, her sisters Kathleen and Joan in the USA and all extended family, relatives, neighbours and many friends.

Bridie and her late husband, John ‘CIE’ will always be remembered in association with the history of Castleisland’s railway. They were the final occupants of the ‘Station House’ as such in the old railway yard. They were held in great esteem by the community here and they slotted in from the moment they arrived here in the late 1960s.

Kevin Coleman’s evocative photograph of John CIE looking into the camera after the final train pulled out of the station, and into the fog behind him in 1976, summed up the feeling of the community here at the loss of the railway at the time. This photograph was reproduced in Divane’s Calendar of 2008. John CIE was also one of his most quoted customers by the late Seán Brennan in his pub across the Killarney Road from the station. May God be good to them all.

Bridie’s Funeral Arrangements

Reposing at Tangney’s Funeral Home, Castleisland on Sunday evening from 5pm to 7pm followed by removal to Castleisland Parish Church.
Requiem mass on Monday at 11am. Burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Abbeyfeale.
Family flowers only. Donations in lieu to Palliative Care, University Hospital Kerry c/o Tangney’s Funeral Home . House private please. May she rest in peace
Date published: Saturday 9th April 2016. Date of Death: Saturday 9th April 2016.