The late Danny McSweeney, Castleisland

The late Danny McSweeney. ©Photograph: John Reidy

The late Danny McSweeney. ©Photograph: John Reidy

The death has occurred of Danny McSweeney, 43 St.Stephen’s Park, Castleisland, Co. Kerry, late of 33 Convent Street, Castleisland. An employee of the Castleisland Co-operative Mart.

On May 18th 2017, peacefully, at home surrounded by his loving family.

Beloved son of the late Ikey and brother of the late Patrick. Sadly missed by his heartbroken mother Margaret, brothers: James and Michael, sisters: Cathy, Abina, Marguerite, Eileen and Patricia, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, grandnieces cousins, all extended family, neighbours, many friends and his work colleagues at the Castleisland Co-Operative Mart.

May He Rest In Peace

Danny (53) was known the length and breadth of the country through his almost daily contact with the customers of the mart – where he worked since his teenage years.

A Message from a Boyhood Friend

I just got an email from the UK from Neil Hickey, a contemporary on Danny’s, and his message spells out the feelings many people who knew Danny would maybe like to share:

“It is with sadness that I hear of the death of Danny ‘Snowball’ McSweeney today. I knew Danny well growing up, and had many a pint with him in Hickey’s Bar and Teddy McCarthy’s over a game of pool or maybe cards. He was a bit of a shark at both!  He didn’t have an enemy in the world, and Castleisland is poorer for his loss,” said Neil.

Funeral Arrangements
Reposing at Tangney’s Funeral Home, Castleisland, on Saturday evening from 4.30pm to 7pm, followed by removal to Castleisland Parish Church.

Requiem Mass on Sunday at 11.30am. Burial afterwards in St. John’s Cemetery, Castleisland. Donations, if desired, to Palliative Care c/o Tangney’s Funeral Home, Castleisland.

Date Published: Thursday 18th May 2017. Date of Death: Thursday 18th May 2017.

May God be Good to him.

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