Funeral of the late Dylan Joseph Brosnan

The cortege about to turn into St. Stephen’s Park during today’s funeral for Dylan Joseph Brosnan. See film clip by clicking on the image above. ©Photograph: John Reidy

With a public outpouring of grief and mourning in Castleisland today, members of the settled and travelling communities united to take Dylan Joseph Brosnan on his final journey.

Balloons, Flowers and Posters

Massive floral and photographic poster tributes and red and white balloons festooned the cortege in recognition of the late Dylan’s devotion to Liverpool Football Club.

Dozens of the mourners of all ages wore specially made tops with the line from the Liverpool anthem, ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ printed on them as the special red casket carried the young man’s body the long way around.

Long Way Home

The cortege trailed its way up Church Street it turned down Killarney Road and up the Back-of-the-Forge, back Tralee Road and up through Riverside Drive and onto St. Stephen’s Park.

It paused in front of Dylan’s late great-grandparents’ Michael and Elizabeth O’Brien’s house there before heading down to the Market Cross and the long, final journey through the town and up College Road to Kilbanivane Cemetery.

Final Destination

‘Happy is the grave that the rain falls on’ is an oft quoted old saying around here and there was no shortage today as the dark skies obliged as the cortege arrived to its final destination.

Dylan Joseph Brosnan died in an accident in London on December 30th last. May God be good to him.

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