The Late Jackie McGillicuddy, William Street and Cahirdown, Listowel and Castleisland

Organiser, Jackie McGillicuddy leading the congregation in prayer at the altar dedication ceremony to St. Faustina at St. Mary’s Parish Church in Listowel in April 2012.     ©Photograph: John Reidy 15-4-2012

The death has occurred of Jackie McGillicuddy, William Street and Cahirdown, Listowel, Co. Kerry.

The Castleisland native died peacefully, on September 13th, 2021, at Willow Brooke Care Centre in the town of his birth.

Beloved father of the late Owen. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his family, Mary, Sean and Sarah, granddaughter Emeline, sisters Kay Devine in Dublin and Mary Kelliher in Castleisland. Sean’s fiancee Pia Janning, nephews, nieces, extended family, neighbours and his many friends.

May he Rest in Peace.

Jackie McGillicuddy, along with his late brother, Michael, the Árd Rí, were very involved in amateur drama in the Castleisland of their youth. Jackie was also very involved in the affairs of the church here.

Array of Religious Items

This was a course he continued in Listowel and his William Street shop stocked a huge array of religious items like statues and rosary beads.

He was the instigator of the altar dedication to St. Faustina at St. Mary’s Parish Church in his adopted town in the spring of 2012.

He headed a small celebration of prayer in the church on a quiet Sunday afternoon on that occasion.

Earlier that year he gave me a card with an image of the saint on it with the instruction to place in the car to keep me safe on the road.

I met a week or so  later on his street and I couldn’t bring myself to tell him that St. Faustina and myself had a crash in Causeway earlier that week. May God be good to him.

Jackie’s Mass Livestreamed

Under new Government guidelines, the capacity of the church is limited to 50%. Requiem Mass for Jackie, will be celebrated in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel, on Wednesday morning at 11.30 am. live-streamed on with burial afterwards in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel. Family flowers only, please.

Date Published: Monday 13th September 2021. Date of Death: Monday 13th September 2021.

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