Category Archives: Obituaries

Jackie Dan Jerry O’Connor, Farmer / Musician R.I.P.

Jackie Dan Jerry O’Connor, Farmer / Musician R.I.P.

“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music,” – Philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche. The Late Jackie Dan Jerry O’Connor I have the late Jackie Dan Jerry in my phone as ‘Farmer/Musician’ and that’s a fair summation of the man’s life. He was equally serious aboutRead more…

The Late Denis D.D. Cronin, St. Stephen’s Park, Castleisland

The Late Denis D.D. Cronin, St. Stephen’s Park, Castleisland

The death has occurred of Denis D.D.Cronin, 12 St. Stephen’s Park, Castleisland, Co. Kerry. On October 9th 2017, peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Kerry University Hospital. A former Rhyno Mills employee, DD was predeceased by his wife Maureen. Sadly missed by his loving family Noreen, Denis, Noel, Kay and Joe, sons-in-law Damian andRead more…

Town Stood Still for Willie O’Brien’s Spectacular Cortege

Town Stood Still for Willie O’Brien’s Spectacular Cortege

“They have great respect for their dead,” one woman commented while another remarked: “They’ve their own way of doing things.” Both indisputable comments came from the duration of the horse and carriage drawn remains of the late Willie O’Brien (61) on its long way around Castleisland on Thursday. A heavy garda presence manned the variousRead more…

The late Maureen Foran (nee O’Sullivan) Knockeen, Castleisland

The late Maureen Foran (nee O’Sullivan) Knockeen, Castleisland

The death has occurred of Maureen Foran (nee O’Sullivan), Knockeen, Castleisland, Co. Kerry, September 15th 2017. Pre-deceased by her son Nicholas and daughter Eileen. Sadly missed by her loving husband Denis, daughter Nancy, grandson Jordan and his father T.C., sister Eileen, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces Sandra and Nancy, all extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends. MayRead more…

The Late Sr. Lelia Boyle, Castleisland and Ardfert

The Late Sr. Lelia Boyle, Castleisland and Ardfert

The death has occurred of Sr. Lelia Boyle, Presentation Convent, Castleisland and formerly of Killeacle, Ardfert, Co. Kerry. On Monday, August 28th 2017, peacefully at the Bons Secours Hospital, Tralee. Predeceased by her sister Rita and brother Paudie, Ardfert. Deeply regretted by her Presentation Community, her brother William, sister-in-law Katherine, niece Karen, nephew-in-law Van, grandnieceRead more…

The Late Michael Twomey, Actor and Adjudicator

The Late Michael Twomey, Actor and Adjudicator

It was as an adjudicator on the Amateur Drama Council of Ireland circuit that the late Michael Twomey endeared himself to audiences at the Ivy Leaf Art Centre in Castleisland and at Siamsa Tire in Tralee. Mr. Twomey, whose acting career spanned over 70 years, died after a short illness in Cork last week atRead more…

The late Anthony Cronin, Lower Main Street, Castleisland

The late Anthony Cronin, Lower Main Street, Castleisland

The death has occurred of Anthony Cronin, (70) of Lower Main Street, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and formerly Kingdom Oil Company, Castleisland, August 3rd 2017 (peacefully). Predeceased by his parents Michael and Kitty and brother Christy. Fondly cherished and sadly missed by his loving wife Teresa (Nee Davern, Cork), brother Con, sisters Mamie, Patricia and Mathilda,Read more…

The Late Sylvie Begley, Cahernard, Castleisland

The Late Sylvie Begley, Cahernard, Castleisland

The death has occurred of Sylvie Begley, (94) of Cahernard, Castleisland, Co. Kerry July 31st 2017. Peacefully. Beloved husband of the late Norrie (nee Murphy). Sadly missed by his loving sons: John and Brendan; daughters: Betty and Ida; sons-in-law: Michael John and Pat; daughters-in-law: Annette and Noreen. His his adored grandchildren and great-grandchildren, brother MikeRead more…

Funeral of the Late Richard ‘Dick’ McCarthy This Weekend

Funeral of the Late Richard ‘Dick’ McCarthy This Weekend

A reminder that the funeral of Dr. Richard McCarthy (59) will arrive from the UK to the Church of Saints Stephen and John here in Castleisland on this Friday evening at 7:30pm. The Announcement The death occurred on July 11th of Dr. Richard (Dick) McCarthy, Bexley, Kent, England and late of Castleisland, Co. Kerry, JulyRead more…

The Late Micheál Brosnan, Dublin and 101Main Street, Castleisland

The Late Micheál Brosnan, Dublin and 101Main Street, Castleisland

The death has occurred of Micheál F. Brosnan, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7 and late of Brosnan’s Butcher’s Shop, 101 Main St., Castleisland, Co. Kerry. On July 18th 2017, peacefully at the Mater Hospital, Dublin. Sadly missed by his loving family Mairead, Siobhan, Michael, Brian, Helen , Ronan and their mother Nor (nee Reidy), sons-in-law John, P.J.Read more…