The Late Denis ‘Denny’ O’Sullivan, Powell’s Road, Castleisland

The pints were being filled: Pictured on a memorable evening after the first meeting of the just forming Patrick O'Keeffe festival committee at The Shoemakers Inn were from left: Mike Kenny, Tom Wren, Denny O'Sullivan and Jerh Sugrue. The four of them are now gone to their eternal reward. ©Photograph: John Reidy 12-10-1993

The pints were being filled: Pictured on a memorable evening after the first meeting of the just forming Patrick O’Keeffe festival committee at The Shoemakers Inn were from left: Mike Kenny, Tom Wren, Denny O’Sullivan and Jerh Sugrue. The four of them are now gone to their eternal reward. ©Photograph: John Reidy 12-10-1993

The death has occurred of Denis ‘Denny’ O’Sullivan,(85) Sandville Powell’s Road, Castleisland, Co.Kerry.

Denis (Denny) O’Sullivan, Sandville Powell’s Road, Castleisland, Co. Kerry, January 11th 2018, peacefully at University Hospital Kerry, surrounded by his loving family.

Sadly missed by his loving wife Sheila, cherished daughter Julianne, son-in-law Stuart, adored grandson Calum, stepson Harry, his wife Mairead and their family, sister Joan, brother-in-law, Den Joe, sisters-in-law Breda ,Peg and Mary, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and many friends.

May His Gentle Soul Rest In Peace

The way you'd be after a Kerry All-Ireland Senior Football final defeat. The late Denny O'Sullivan (centre) with Tom Twomey (left) and the late  Sean Brennan in Brennan's Bar. GPhoto by John Reidy

The way you’d be after a Kerry All-Ireland Senior Football final defeat. The late Denny O’Sullivan (centre) with Tom Twomey (left) and the late Sean Brennan in Brennan’s Bar after the 2005 final. ©Photograph: John Reidy 25-9-2005

Denny will be remembered as a quiet, good natured man and the best of company and the essence of sharp wit.

He will be missed also by his close friends, Tom Twomey and Pats Broderick.

There was a discussion in Brennan’s Bar one night years ago about the meaning of the little chevron shaped symbol on the corner of many road-signs of collectable vintage.

Someone suggested that the road pointed to and the distance indicated on the signs had to be approved by a body similar to the AA of the time and the emblem was a seal of that approval.

Suggestions were flying back and forth and Denny O’Sullivan had his elbows on the counter and his back to the discussion.

Then he was drawn into the puzzle solving group and asked what he thought the sign meant. “That” he said without batting an eyelid “means As the Crow Flies.’ – it wasn’t the correct answer but it was the most brilliant – and we settled for that.

May God be good to him.

Funeral Arrangements

Reposing at Tangney’s Funeral Home, Castleisland on Friday evening from 5pm to 7pm followed by removal to Castleisland Parish Church. Requiem Mass on Saturday at 11am. Burial afterwards in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Killeentierna, Currow.

Date Published: Thursday 11th January 2018. Date of Death: Thursday 11th January 2018. Contact-banner

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