The Late Jim Harnett, The Hill, Abbeyfeale and Castleisland

The late Jim Harnett standing outside the site of the Convent Street apartments as work on the foundations gets under way in September 2005. ©Photograph: John Reidy 7-9-2005
The late Abbeyfeale native, Castleisland resident, Jim Harnett. ©Photograph: John Reidy

The death has occurred of James (Jim) Harnett, (80) Convent Street, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and late of The Hill, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick and Our Lady of Lourdes Nursing Home, Kilcummin, Killarney.

On September 27th 2018, at University Hospital Kerry after a short illness.

Beloved husband of the late Doreen (Dodo).

Sadly missed by his loving sons John and Maurice, brother Connie, sisters Margaret and Kathleen (England), brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and many friends.

May His Gentle Soul Rest In Peace

The late Jim Harnett will be best remembered as a long serving lorry driver for pig buyer Mossie O’Connell and later for his involvement at the Castleisland Co-Op Mart.

People who liked a song or two with their drink found the genial Jim ideal company and he had a few party pieces. John Shanahan’s up to the time of its closure and later Browne’s Bar were his haunts.

He was part of an excursion back to his native Abbeyfeale with Peter Browne when they were planning of starting a regular singing session in the bar – for which Jim acted as master of ceremonies back in the spring of 2010. May God be good to him.

Jim’s Funeral Arrangements

Reposing at Tangney’s Funeral Home, Church Street, Castleisland on Sunday evening from 5pm to 7pm followed by removal to Castleisland Parish Church.

Requiem Mass on Monday at 11am. Burial afterwards in Kilbanivane Cemetery, Castleisland.

No flowers please. Donations in lieu to the Palliative Care Unit U.H.K. c/o Tangney’s Funeral Home.

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