The Late Jeremiah ‘Jerry’ Breen, Farranabrack, Castleisland, Co. Kerry

The Late Jeremiah ‘Jerry’ Breen, Farranabrack, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and London.

The death has occurred of Jeremiah ‘Jerry’ Breen, late of Farranabrack, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and London.

Peacefully on February 16th 2024. Predeceased by his beloved wife Kathleen, nee Hickey, his son-in-law Jamie Ball, his parents Jeremiah and Mary Ann Breen, Farranabrack, his sister Mary Mason nee Breen and his brothers-in-law Kevin Mason, Limerick and Adrian Fleming, Castleisland.

Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his daughter Maureen, son Gerard, his adored grandson Harrison, his sister Sheila Fleming in Castleisland; brothers Joe Breen, Headford, Killareny and John Breen, Listowel; his sister Phil Moriarty, The Spa, Tralee; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, his dearly loved nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, in Ireland, U.K., Scotland Chicago, Dubai and Quatar. May his Gentle Soul Rest in Peace.

Grazing the Long Acre

My outstanding memory of Jeremiah Breen is one where he and his neighbour from across the road, the late Mike McGlynn were in charge of a cow each as they grazed the long acre on Tralee Road one fine summer’s evening in the early 1960s.

They had a rope each attached to the animals and they were left mainly to their own devices. The two lads were playing a game with a small rubber ball that looked like a cross between handball and tennis with the ball having to hit the ground after service or on being returned.

I saw them later that evening laying flat out on the warmth of the road and having to get up and out of the way of traffic only a couple of times in the course of their long acre grazing duties. May God be good to both of them now.

Jeremiah’s Funeral Arrangements

Mass will be celebrated for Jeremiah on Friday morning, March 15th 2024, at 11am in Castleisland Parish Church.

Mass will be followed by Interment of Ashes with his parents at Nohoval Cemetery, Ballyegan. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

Date Published: Wednesday, March 13th. 2024. Date of Death: Friday, February 16th 2024

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