The death has occurred of Darren Griffin, Ardcanaught, Castlemaine, Co. Kerry.
Darren passed away suddenly at home on August 3rd 2021. Predeceased by his dear mother Mary.
Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his father Tim, brothers and sisters: Anne, Patsy, Johnny, Timmy, Michael, Patrick, Geraldine, Jacqueline and Simon, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, uncles, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends. Rest in peace.
Castleisland – A Second Home
Castleisland was like a second home to Darren and his deep interest and knowledge of the livestock trade and its intricacies meant that he was truly at home here on busy mart days.
Castleisland’s annual horse fair was another day of pilgrimage to The Island for him.
“He had a great head for numbers and for sorting out cattle between the buyers and the sellers – and that’s a situation you’d want to have your wits about you with everything happening so fast around you.
“Darren never ruffled anyone in the course of his work here. He got on well with all he met and they knew they could depend on him when it came to their vital transactions,” said a spokesperson at Castleisland Co-Op Mart.
Never Long on the Road
After a busy day at the mart Darren would saunter away up town and enjoy a couple of quiet pints before hitting the road for Castlemaine with his trademark hazel stick.
He was never very long on the road as he was so well known and liked by the many he met in the course of his dealings here.
May God be good to him.
Private Family Funeral
In accordance with Government guidelines, a private family funeral will take place for Darren with his Requiem Mass at 12 noon on Friday, August 6th in St. Gobnait’s Church, Keel. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
Darren’s Mass will be live streamed on: https://churchmedia.tv/camera/st-gobnait-keel-castlemaine
Thanks from Darren’s Family
Darren’s family would like to thank you for your support and understanding at this difficult time.
Date Published: Wednesday 4th August 2021. Date of Death: Tuesday 3rd August 2021.
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