The Late Jeremiah ‘Jerh’ Burke, Cappoquin, Co.Waterford and Castleisland, Co. Kerry.

The Late Jerh Burke pictured with his nephew, Timmy Kerins have a drop in Jerh’s local in Cappoquin.
The Late Jerh Burke (left) pictured with his Castleisland neighbour and friend Aeneas Leane. And, in the picture on the right, with his former London flatmate and fellow Castleislander, Michael Mikey Conway. Both pictures were taken at the 2017 November 1st Horse Fair Day in Castleisland. Photographs: Marion Kerins-O’Connor.

The death has occurred of Jeremiah (Jerry) Burke, Killahalla, Cappoquin, Co.Waterford and Castleisland, Co. Kerry.

On October 23rd. 2020, peacefully, Jeremiah, ‘Jerry’ loving father of the late Jeremy (Jer), brother of the late Josephine.

Deeply regretted by his loving wife Ursula, née O’Donnell, son Leo, brother Ned, sister Kit Kerins, daughter-in-law Maren, grandchildren: Cormac, Lenny and Nele, brother-in-law Nicholas Kerins, sister-in-law Maudie, nephews: Paul, Timmy, Nick and Eamonn, nieces Marian and Patricia, relatives, neighbours and many friends.

May He Rest In Peace.

Funeral Arrangements Private

Jeremiah’s Funeral will take place privately.

Due to Government and H.S.E. advice and guidelines regarding public gatherings and to protect our most vulnerable family members and our friends, a private family funeral will take place.

Date Published: Saturday 24th October 2020. Date of Death: Friday 23rd October 2020.

Worked in Lawlor’s Butchers

Jerh Burke worked in Lawlors Butchers yard as a young fella in Castleisland and he played rugby with Castleisland and on a team which included his neighbour and friend, Christy Cronin.

He moved to London in 1959 to work in the beet factory.

Later, he lived in London with his good friends Mikey Conway, David ‘Dauber’ Prendiville, Denny ‘Powell’s Road’ O’Sullivan, Moss Lucid and Yank Bailey and the stories they shared from this time are legendary.

Married in 1966

Jerh married Ursula O’Donnell in 1966 in London and had two children Leo and Jeremy. They moved back to Ursula’s native Cappoquin in 1970.

Unfortunately in 2008 their son Jeremy died suddenly.

Jerh loved his trips back to Castleisland and came home a few times every year. He never missed a November 1st horse fair fair day and he celebrated his 80th birthday last month.

May God be good to him.

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