The Late Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Quilligan, Castleisland, Co. Kerry

The Late Elizabeth Quilligan and the carriage and horses from Co. Clare which took her on her final journey on Saturday morning.
Fit for a Queen. The carriage and four white horses from O’Grady’s, Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare which took the late Elizabeth Quilligan on her final journey out of Castleisland on Saturday morning. Photograph: Emma Tangney.

The death occurred of Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Quilligan, nee O’Brien, Cahereens West, Castleisland and late of Pound Road and St. Stephen’s Park, Castleisland, Co. Kerry.

Mrs. Quilligan (56) was predeceased by her husband, Michael, and by her brothers Willie and Michael Martin O’Brien and sister Hannah Coffey.

She is survived and missed by her children: Michael, Lisa, Anna, Tony, Robert and Crystal and by her sisters, Mary, Nora and Kathleen and brother, Bob and nieces and nephews, neighbours and friends.

A Son’s Tribute to his Mom

Paying tribute to the mother he had just lost, Liz’s oldest, Michael said his mom was their queen and she reared the six of them alone after she, at the age of just 26, lost her husband tragically 30 years ago.

“My mom loved walking and music, She loved Adele’s ‘Hello’ and Dickie Rock singing ‘From the Candy Store on the Corner’ and Charlene’s ‘I’ve Never Been to Me.’

Loved Singing

“She loved singing and loved the microphone. She was the soul of the family and she was laid to rest beside her husband Michael in Rath Cemetery in Tralee on Saturday after a great send off in a white carriage and four white horses.

“She lived for her family, for her 16 grandchildren and her one great grandchild.

“Our mom was well known all over and she had many friends and our family would like to thank all those who came to pay their respects at her funeral on Saturday morning.

Thanks to the Palliative Care Unit

“We also want to thank the Palliative Care Unit at University Hospital Kerry for the care they gave our dear mother.

“We’d like to thank the NHS in Wales for the way they looked after her when she was over there with us.

“Bernard Tangney provided a lovely funeral for my mom and his sister Helen’s singing gave her a send-off she would have liked,” said Michael.

Michael and his brother Tony live in Wales and their mom loved going over to visit them and their families. Lisa lives in Tralee and Anna is in Limerick; Crystal lives in Cork and Robert is at home in Castleisland.

Elizabeth Quilligan passed away on Wednesday, November 25th. May God be good to her.

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