The Late Kenneth Brunt, London and Coom, Cordal, Co. Kerry

Kenneth and Margaret Brunt at the announcement of the auction of their Memory Lane Museum collection in Cordal which included mementos of their time as road managers for The Beatles. They are pictured with a Fry’s Shooting Star award and a silver apple from the group’s one time record label and two pairs of glasses worn by the late John Lennon. ©Photograph: John Reidy 2-3-1995

The death has occurred of Kenneth Brunt, Coom, Cordal, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and formerly of London U.K.

Peacefully at University Hospital Kerry on March 12th 2024 in his 91st year. Predeceased by his wife Margaret, nee Reidy.

Sadly missed by his loving daughter Jackie, son David, son-in-law Neil, daughter-in-law Carol, his adored grandchildren and cherished great-grandchildren, his brother Alan, sister Jen, sister-in-law Helen, all extended family, relatives, neighbours and many friends. May His Gentle Soul Rest In Peace.

Memory Lane Museum

The late Kenneth and Margaret Brunt opened their ‘Memory Lane Museum’ in Cordal in 1991 and had been attracting visitor numbers reaching 7,000 per year in the course of its four year existence.

In early March 1995 the Brunts decided to call it a day and they put the gathering of their collecting years up for auction.

The contents included many items associated with, arguably, the world’s first super-group, The Beatles – for whom the Brunts were road and tour managers in the 1960s.

John Lennon’s Glasses

They had a glass eye which belonged to Ringo Starr from the group’s Madame Tussauds waxworks modeling days of the early 1960s. Also on display at the Cordal museum were several pairs of glasses once worn by John Lennon and a tea service he had owned as well as a collection of awards the group had amassed over the years. May God be good to them.

Kenneth’s Funeral Arrangements

Requiem Mass will be celebrated for Kenneth on Wednesday morning March 20th at 11am in Castleisland Parish Church followed by burial in Tobar na bhFionn Cemetery Cordal.

The Mass will be livestreamed on

Date Published: Monday, March 18th 2024. Date of Death: Tuesday, March 12th. 2024.

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