The Late Bartholomew ‘Batt’ Wall, Castleisland and Abbeyfeale

Neighbours and gentlemen, John Scollard (left) and the late Batt Wall chatting while obligingly posing for this photograph at St. Stephen’s Park in the autumn of 2014. ©Photograph: John Reidy 14-10-2014
The rare sight of a medical emergency helicopter on the green at St. Stephen’s Park on Monday as the sad news of Batt Wall’s passing spread throughout the community. ©Photograph: John Reidy 4-1-2021

The death has occurred of Bartholomew ‘Batt’ Wall, 56 St.Stephen’s Park, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and formerly of 3 St.Ita’s Terrace, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick.

Unexpectedly at his residence on January 4th 2021.

Sadly missed by his heartbroken wife Joan, his loving sons Ronnie and Declan, daughters-in-law Anthea and Lorraine, his adored grandchildren Oliver, Christian, Jamie, Poppy and April; brothers: Junior and Tony, sisters: Rita and Sally, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends. Predeceased by his sister Phil in the U.S.A.

May His Gentle Soul Rest In Peace.

A Deservedly Regarded Gentleman

Widely and deservedly regarded as a gentleman, Batt Wall (71) will be remembered in homes, hotels and offices throughout the county and beyond as a carpet and floor covering expert during his working career with McElligott’s of Castleisland. It was a trade he practiced with the skills of a tailor and the impact of a finished floor and room bore just testament to his efforts.

Neighbours in St. Stephen’s Park in Castleisland were alerted that all wasn’t well around mid-morning on Monday as a helicopter landed on the green there.

An air of sadness soon followed as the news spread of Batt’s passing and the Garda car, ambulance and helicopter all left the scene.

The condolences of the communities in Castleisland and Abbeyfeale will be offered in abundance to Batt’s grieving family over the coming days as they try to come to terms with their loss.

May God be good to him.

Private Family Funeral

A private family funeral will take place for Batt with his Requiem Mass on Friday morning at 11am in Castleisland Parish Church.

Burial afterwards in St. John’s Cemetery, Castleisland. The Mass will be live-streamed on

House Private Please

Funeral Cortège Route

Please Note: The funeral cortège will depart his residence at 10/30 am on Friday morning en route to the Church and will depart the Church at 12 noon approx en route to the St. John’s Cemetery.

Date Published: Wednesday 6th January 2021. Date of Death: Monday 4th January 2021.

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