The Late Dano Dennehy, Ballydesmond, Co. Cork and Castleisland

The Late Dano Dennehy, Ballydesmond, Co. Cork and Castleisland Motor Factors, Castleisland, Co. Kerry
Testing Castleisland’s new golf course on opening day in June 2002 were from left: Andrew Kelliher, Dick Spring and course designer Arthur Spring and his sons, Arthur and Graham Spring with course manager Mick Coote and Dano Dennehy. ©Photograph: John Reidy 1-6-2002.

The death has occurred of Dano Dennehy, Ballydesmond Village and Castleisland Motor Factors. Dano passed away suddenly but peacefully at home on April 24th 2024.

Loving husband of Nora, née Walsh and devoted father to Niall, Donal, Julie and Brenda.
Sadly missed by his loving family, sister Hannah Cunningham, Kanturk and his grandchildren: Charlotte, Cassandra, Colin, Millie, Oscar and Lyra, daughters-in-law Jayne and Triona, nephews, nieces, brothers-in-law Timmy Cunningham, John, Mike, Dan and Mark Walsh and their families, his work colleagues: Liam, Denis, Tom and Micheal, relatives, kind neighbours and many great friends. May He Rest in Peace.

A Leading Light in Castleisland

Dano Dennehy (82) was a leading light in the business and commercial life of Castleisland over the past few decades. As such he would have sponsored and supported many cultural and sporting events in the town and district which need that kind of back-up.

He was one of the people who stepped forward in April 1999 when Castleisland was beginning to realise that a golf club and course was within reach if only the finances could be found to move it that giant leap forward.

Club Captain and President 

With his club colleagues and solid friends Andrew Kelliher and Tomo Burke and their committee they realised the dream on a fine Saturday morning on June 1st 2002 when the first official balls were struck in celebration on the new course at Tulligubeen.

Andrew and Tomo in particular should be added to those who will miss him most as they met with great regularity at The Country Market for their morning coffee for years.  May God be good to him.

Dano’s Funeral Arrangements

Reposing at Tarrant’s Funeral Home, Ballydesmond on Friday, April 26th from 6pm to 8pm.

Reception into St. Patrick’s Church, Ballydesmond on Saturday, April 27th.for Requiem Mass at 12 noon, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Date Published: Thursday, April 25th 2024. Date of Death: Wednesday, April 24th 2024.

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