The Late Micheál Pierce, Athy, Co. Kildare and late of Killarney Road, Castleisland, Co. Kerry.

The Pierce family, Killarney Road, Castleisland in one of those rare at the time family photographs. The late Micheál (left) his parents: Ellen, ‘Nell Terry/Nellie) Pierce (née O’Connor’ and Michael Mick Pierce.  Micheál’s sisters: Kathleen Curtin, Mary O’Domhnaill and Joan Kelliher. Photograph Courtesy of Paddy Flynn / Sliabh Luachra Old Photos.
The Late Micheál Pierce with his graduation parchment on completion of his Bachelor of Commerce at University College Dublin in the early 1950s. Mr. Pierce died on Friday in his 91st year. Photograph courtesy of Paddy Flynn / Sliabh Luachra Old Photos.

The death has occurred of Micheál Pierce, (90) of Cuan Mhuire, Athy, Co. Kildare and late of Killarney Road, Castleisland, Co. Kerry.

Peacefully on March 5th in the wonderful care of the nurses and staff of Naas Hospital.

Predeceased by his sister Mary O’Domhnaill.

Deeply regretted by his sisters: Joan Kelliher, Eileen Riordan, Kathleen Curtin along with brother-in-law Dr. Padraig O’Domhnaill, nephews and nieces, grand-nephews and grand-nieces and Sr. Consilio and the Cuan Mhuire Community, extended family, relatives and friends.

May Micheál Rest in Peace

A private family funeral will take place due to advice on public gatherings.

Funeral Arrangements Later

Date Published: Friday 5th March 2021. Date of Death: Friday 5th March 2021

A Tribute to Mr. Pierce by his grand-nephew, Paddy Flynn

“My granduncle Micheál Pierce of Killarney Road, Castleisland passed away on Friday, in his 91st year on earth. He lived a very long and happy life.

Micheál was the first of the cohort of the boys’ secondary school in Castleisland to pass the Leaving Certificate in the late 1940s.

Move to Dublin

He then moved to Dublin and was the first member of my family to earn a degree, a Bachelor of Commerce at University College Dublin, where I finished my studies today.

Micheál went on to work at The Irish Press, taught for a period in England and devoted his final years and great majority of his life to working with his dear friend Sr. Consilio and Cuan Mhuire in Athy, Co. Kildare.

As another Sliabh Luachra native, Micheál’s heart always remained here and with thoughts of Castleisland and Ballyheigue.

May God be good to him.

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