The late Edward ‘Ned’ Sheehy, Castleisland

The late Ned and Kitty Sheehy both died on the same date two years apart.     ©Photograph: John Reidy
Ned Sheehy pictured with his sisters, Mary and Margaret in the award winning photograph taken by their shopkeeper / photographer father Danny in the 1940s

The death has occurred of Edward ‘Ned’ Sheehy, 28 St. Stephen’s Park, Castleisland, Co. Kerry, June 23rd 2018. Beloved husband of the late Kitty nee Clifford.

Sadly missed by his loving family: Dan, Ann Marie, Tommy, Marguerite, Mary and Joan, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, his adored 20 grandchildren, brother Jerome, sisters Margaret, Mary, Eleanor and Rena, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and many friends.

May he Rest in Peace

Ned Sheehy and two of his sisters featured in a photograph in the 1940s which won a national prize for his father, Danny Sheehy the Church Street based shopkeeper / photographer in the 1940s.

The photograph, which the late Mr. Sheehy titled ‘Contentment’ all those years ago, won him the top prize in a competition in The Irish Independent and earned him the princely sum of one guinea.

Ned (75) entered the photograph again in a competition in The Kerryman in 2012 and it repeated the success it had decades ago.

Ned was proud of his father’s photographic achievement all those years ago and delighted that the photograph repeated its initial success in more recent years.

Remarkably, Ned passed away just two years to the day on which his beloved Kitty died on June 23rd 2016.

May God be good to them.

Dan Sheehy’s Moving Tribute

The late Ned Sheehy’s son Dan wrote a moving tribute to his father on the announcement of his death on Saturday.

“I lost my dad, a gentleman, someone I adored, loved, respected, a guiding light in my development as a person, a kind and decent man, a giver, who would do anything for you, a quiet man, strong, and very witty, he would recount old stories and lace them with humour, there was nothing better to hear him laugh as he told me of old characters he knew.

I will greatly miss the total feeling of welcome when I came into his house, the wonderful smile that emanated from him, the warm reassurance of being in his presence, the feeling of security knowing that he was there for me.

My dad suffered from MS for 30 years, but bore his suffering with the dignity he always showed, a proud man, an independent man who stood by his beliefs.

In my eyes there will never be anyone to touch him. Love You with all my heart x.”

Funeral Arrangements

Reposing at Tangney’s Funeral Home, Castleisland on Tuesday evening from 5pm to 7pm followed by removal to Castleisland Parish Church. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 11am.

Burial afterwards in St. John’s Cemetery, Castleisland. Family flowers only.

Donations, if desired, to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Tralee Branch c/o Tangney’s Funeral Home. House Private Please.

Date Published: Monday 25th June 2018. Date of Death: Saturday 23rd June 2018.


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