Deaths

OBITUARY – FITZPATRICK 22nd MARCH 2021 
The death took place peacefully on Monday 22nd March 2021 of John Fitzpatrick, Summercove. John was born here in Kinsale and he spent all his life here. His father was a blacksmith who had a forge right across from St. John the Baptist Church. When he completed his primary and vocational education, he went to work in Graepels where he learned tool making. He later worked for 20 years in Eli Lilly. A great family man, his hobbies were gardening, DIY, cars, swimming, country music and meeting with friends and neighbours for a chat. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and the burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to John’s wife Noreen, daughters Orla and Niamh, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, in-laws, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – HURLEY 25th FEBRUARY 2021 
The death took place peacefully in her home on Thursday 25th February 2021 of May Hurley, Chapel Lane. May lived all her life in Kinsale. She went to night classes in Kinsale Technical School and Cork College of Commerce, and she worked as book-keeper in Graepels. She was a great home-maker for her family. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and the burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to May’s husband Finbarr, daughter Mary, sons John and Barry, in-laws, grandchildren, extended family, neighbours and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – MURRAY 17th FEBRUARY 2021 
The death took place, peacefully in Kinsale Community Hosptial, of Joe Murray on Wednesday 17th February 2021. Joe was a quiet, kind, decent, honest man. He served his time in Actons Printers before he set up his own printing business in the Short Quay. He was well respected in the community, he was described on the Kinsale Facebook page as an icon because of his gentle nature. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and the burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to Joe’s sister Netta, extended family, neighbours and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – SHEEHY 11th FEBRUARY 2021 
The death took place, peacefully in Haven Bay Care Centre, of Eddie Sheehy on Thursday 11th February 2021. Eddie was born in Clonakilty in 1932. His family ran a local bakery. His father died when he was 13 and the family moved to Kinsale to The Folk House Bar, where music in pubs began in West Cork. Eddie worked all his life in the Cork Yeast Company which provided raw materials for breweries. His life was his family, work and sailing where he won a National Championship in 1974. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and there followed a service at the Island Crematorium. We offer our deepest sympathy to Eddie’s wife Eileen, family Helen, Morgan and Edward, brothers Denis, Oliver and Frank, sister Teresa, grandchildren, in-laws, extended family, neighbours and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’DONOVAN 9th FEBRUARY 2021 
The death took place in Haven Bay Care Centre of Marie O’Donovan, St. Patrick’s Terrace on Tuesday 9th February 2021. Marie was born in Kinsale 96 years ago. Her father was in the Navy and her mother was a primary school teacher. Marie is the last of a family of four to go to God. She worked with O’Mahony Woollen Mills and a secretary/receptionist in a local medical practice in Kinsale. She loved children, music, singing and dancing. She was involved in the Friary Choir, Parish Church Choir, Kinsale Opera and she was a founder member of Kinsale Credit Union. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and the burial was to the Abbey cemetery. We extend our sympathy to Marie’s cousins Dermot and Terry, the staff and residents of Haven Bay Care Centre, neighbours and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – QUIRKE 28th JANUARY 2021 
The death took place, peacefully in Kinsale Community Hospital on Thursday 28th January 2021 of Nancy Quirke. Nancy was a native of Minane Bridge, the third in a family of six. She worked in Minane Bridge Post Office and Bunnyconnellan’s Restaurant. Thirty years ago she came to live in Kinsale where she received great kindness which she appreciated. She liked music and singing and played the mouth-organ. Nancy and her family were very grateful for the excellent care she received in Kinsale Community Hospital during the last months of her life. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and the burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to Nancy’s daughters Mary and Caroline, grandchildren Laura, Garreth and Samantha, sisters Kay and Rose, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’BRIEN 15th JANUARY 2021 
The death took place, suddenly in Cork, of Paddy O’Brien on Friday 15th January 2021.Paddy was born on Monday 21st January 1963. He died less than a week short of his 58th birthday. His family were involved in fishing. Both Paddy’s parents died when he was young and he had his own struggles and difficulties in life. He also had a kind nature. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and there followed a prayer service at the Island Crematorium, Ringaskiddy. We extend our sincere sympathy to Paddy’s sisters Catherine and Mary, his brothers John, Timmy, Tommy and Jimmy, nephews, nieces, extended family and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – MUELMEESTER 16th JANUARY 2021 
The death took place, peacefully in Cork University Hospital, of Anthonie Muelmeester on Saturday 16th January 2021. Born in 1930 in Rotterdam, Holland, Anthonie lived through the Second World War. He was the eldest of a family of seven. He developed a very successful steel company, Hercules BV, which offered top quality innovative equipment for construction and oil refinery work. He came on a fishing trip to Kinsale and settled here. The funeral service was in St. John the Baptist Church. The burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We offer our deepest sympathy to Anthonie’s wife Geraldine, daughters Sylvia, Ria and Monica, sons Aad and Rinus, in-laws, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and extended family. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – McCARTHY 23rd DECEMBER 2020 
The death took place, peacefully in Marymount Hospice, on Wednesday 23rd December 2020 of Colum McCarthy, Glenbrook. A wonderful family man, Colum was treasured by all who knew him. He was a proud past pupil of Presentation Brothers school in Cork. He loved the sea and made many voyages to various parts of the world. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Canon George Murphy accompanied by Fr. Robert. The burial was to Dunderrow cemetery. We extend our sincere condolences to Colum’s wife Monica, daughters Maeve, Claire and Kate, son Denis, daughter-in-law Aoife, son-in-law Peter, grandchildren Lucy, Tim and Matthew, brothers Brian and Kevin, sisters Eleanor, Carmel and Patricia, nephews, nieces, extended family, neighbours and many friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – CUMMINS 15th DECEMBER 2020 
The death took place on Tuesday 15th December 2020, peacefully at Haven Bay Care Centre, of Mary Cummins, Mandeville Terrace. Mary was a quiet unassuming person, held in great esteem in the local community. She loved her family. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Peter Kehoe O.Carm and the burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to Mary’s daughters Nora and Mary, son Oliver, sons-in-law Simon and William, daughter-in-law Cathriona, brothers Peter, Tim and Donie, sister Abby, grandchildren Sean, Roisin, Ciara, Tadhg, Fionn, Craig and Aaron, nephews, nieces, extended family, neighbours, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – KIELY 1st DECEMBER 2020 
The death took place, peacefully at Haven Bay Care Centre, on Tuesday 1st December 2020 of Neilus Kiely, The Rock. Neilus’ parents died when he was young, his mother died when he was seven and his father died when he was fourteen. His mother died in 1938 just before World War II and his father died as the war ended in 1945. Neilus loved farming, GAA and hunting with the Harriers. He was a quiet man, attached to the land. He liked to have friends and family around when saving the hay. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and the burial was to Ballinadee Old Churchyard. We extend our sincere sympathy to Neilus’ niece Joan, nephews Jerome and Finbarr, their families, friends and neighbours. May he rest in peace

OBITUARY – LUCEY 18th NOVEMBER 2020 
The death took place in Haven Bay Care Centre of Joan Lucey on Wednesday 18th November 2020. Joan was a native of Scilly, she was fourth in a family of five. After finishing school she worked in Acton’s Newsagency. She married Dan Lucey, who was a native of Carriganima and worked in Acton’s Hardware. Joan was widowed in 1990. She was very involved in many community activities: Choirs, Drama, Panto, Kinsale Opera. Joan helped out making tea and coffee at fundraising events in the Temperance Hall. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert. The burial was to St. Eltin’s. We extend our deepest sympathy to Joan’s family Sheila, Stephen and Gina, son-in-law Gerry, daughter-in-law Minnie, grandchildren Kate, Joanna and Alice, sister Kitty, in-laws, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – NAGLE 8th NOVEMBER 2020 
The death took place, suddenly at home, of Bríd Nagle on Sunday 8th November 2020. Bríd (Brigid) was the beloved daughter of the late Michael and Breda, Compass Hill and dear sister of the late Michael and David. Due to the Government and HSE guidelines, Bríd’s Funeral Mass was livestreamed and only family members could attend the private celebration. Mass was offered by Fr.Peter Kehoe O.Carm. The burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to Bríd’s sister Elmarie, brother John, sister-in-law Joan, nieces Meadhbh, Katie and Hannah, nephews Michael and Johnny, extended family and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – BARRY 5th NOVEMBER 2020 
The death took place, peacefully in her home in Cork Street, of Esther Barry on Thursday 5th November 2020. Esther was born in Scilly, she was one of a family of eight. A great home-maker, Esther worked hard all her life to provide for her family. Blessed with an outgoing personality, she loved meeting people and dancing. She had great nature. “Small and mighty” was how her friends described her. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and the burial was to Ringrone cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to Esther’s husband Maurice, son Anthony, daughters Geraldine, Olivia and Elaine, son-in-law Mark, Garry, Micko, grandchildren Aoife, Celine, Charlotte and Tara, brother Christy, sisters Eileen and Kathleen, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – CURRAN 31st OCTOBER 2020 
The death place, peacefully in Kinsale Community Hospital, on Saturday 31st October 2020 of Mary Curran, Butchers Row. Mary was the third in a family of eight. She lived all her life in Kinsale. Very outgoing, Mary was good company. She was involved in all Kinsale community events: Panto; Emigrants; Regatta; Bingo in the Temperance Hall; Parish events. She was a woman of deep faith and found guidance and encouragement in daily prayer and weekly Mass. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and there followed a service at the Island Crematorium. We extend our deepest sympathy to Mary’s family: Anthony, Oliver and Joanne, daughters-in-law Deirdre and Maura, son-in-law John, grandchildren Andrew, Michael and Jack, brothers, sisters, relatives, friends and neighbours. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’REGAN 15th OCTOBER 2020 
The death took place unexpectedly at her home in Ballyregan of Deirdre O’Regan on Thursday 15th October 2020. Deirdre’s death caused widespread shock and regret in the community. Deirdre was a very genuine and sincere person, she made a huge contribution to the community with the family she reared and with her involvement in so many community activities: Dunderrow ICA, Red Cross, Minister of the Eucharist, Macra na Feirme and Victim Support. She was innovative in poultry farming, home baking and dress making. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and the burial was to Dunderrow cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to Deirdre’s family: Colum, Maureen, Brian, Patricia, Aine and Aileen; her grandchildren, in-laws, relatives, neighbours and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – TISDALL 15th OCTOBER 2020 
The death took place peacefully at her home, after an illness bravely borne, resting in God’s arms, of Theresa Arnopp on Thursday 15th October 2020. A native of Kinsale, Theresa was the third in a family of five. Her father was the local barber in Kinsale. Theresa worked in the Balsa Wood factory where the Kinsale Holiday Village is now. Then she worked in Kinsale Candle factory where Shearwater apartments are now. Theresa was a great carer – she looked after many people. She was blessed with a deep faith and was one of the first Eucharistic Ministers in the parish. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and there followed a service at the Island Crematorium. We extend our deepest sympathy to her husband Gerald, daughter Catherine, grandsons Josh, Sam, Zack and Tadhg, sisters Phil, Mary, Carmel and Joanie, in-laws, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – SULLIVAN 14th OCTOBER 2020 
The death took place peacefully at Marymount Hospice of Gillian Sullivan on Wednesday 14th October 2020. Gillian’s death was the cause of widespread sadness in our community. She was much loved and respected by many people as expressed by the large number of floral tributes at her funeral, and the gathering of many people on route to the church and cemetery.
The funeral Mass was celebrated by family relative, Carmelite priest Fr. Christopher Clarke, accompanied by Fr. Robert. The burial was to St. Eltin’s. We extend our deepest sympathy to Gillian’s father Frank, son Frank, sister Claire, Frank’s partner Sharron, aunts, uncles, extended family, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – KEARNEY 9th OCTOBER 2020 
The death took place peacefully at Haven Bay Care Centre of Celia Kearney on Friday 9th October 2020. A native of Dublin, Celia grew up near the Phoenix Park where her family had shops. It was there that she learned how to manage. She married Dr. Loyola Kearney, a GP, and the family moved to various places in Ireland. Celia managed the medical practice and looked after her family of six. She loved music, dance, nature, wise sayings and had a great sense of fun. She was proud of her family. Celia spent the last years of her life in Haven Bay.
The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and the burial was in Shanganagh Cemetery in Dublin. We extend our deepest sympathy to her family: Jacinta, Michaela, Paul, Alberta, Alan and Karen; thirteen grandchildren, sister Ellie, brothers Paddy and Joe, in-laws, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – McCARTHY 6th OCTOBER 2020 
The death took place at her home, surrounded by her family, of Stasia McCarthy on Tuesday 6th October 2020. Stasia was born in the UK and moved back to Kinsale with her family when she was very young. She worked in the Kyre factory. Stasia was well liked in the community, she was genuine and a woman of deep faith. The funeral Mass was celebrated by family friend Fr. Brian Ó Fearraigh from Raphoe Diocese in Co. Donegal. The burial was to Clontead cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to her husband Curly, family: Patrick, Karen, Anne, Amanda, Michael and John; eighteen grand-children, five great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins neighbours and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – AUSTIN 28th SEPTEMBER 2020 
The death occurred, peacefully at his home in Co. Kildare, surrounded by his family, of Bill Austin on Monday 28th September 2020. Bill was a native of Kinsale and continued to be a regular visitor to the town throughout his life. Due to works being carried out in the parish church, Bill’s funeral Mass was celebrated in the Carmelite Friary by Fr. Peter Kehoe O.Carm. The burial was to Templetrine cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to Bill’s wife Elizabeth, family Gillian, Anne and Bill, daughter in law Lorna, son in law Joe, grandchildren Charlie and Jack, sister Betty, brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’MAHONY 25th SEPTEMBER 2020 
The death took place, peacefully at his home in Clashmore surrounded by his family, of Pat O’Mahony on Friday 25th September 2020. A native of Meadstown, Carrigaline, Pat was known as the breadman. He worked in O’Dowd’s Bakery and Irish Pride. He loved meeting people, was good humoured, a practical joker. A man of deep faith, he served in Church as Minister of the Word. Pat and his wife Rose celebrated 50 years of marriage just weeks before his death. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and the burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife Rose, family: Paul, Shirley, PJ, Stephen and Aoife, brother John, 14 grandchildren, in-laws, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – STAPLETON 25th SEPTEMBER 2020 
The death took place, peacefully in Kinsale Community Hospital, of Jimmy Stapleton on Friday 25th September 2020. Jimmy lived in Kinsale all his life, went to school locally, went salmon fishing, worked in the local bakery and delivered milk. He loved nature, was a keen gardener, liked cycling, card playing and enjoyed good conversation. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and the burial was to The Abbey. We extend our deepest sympathy to Jimmy’s sister Noreen, nieces, nephews, in-laws, God-daughter Anne, relatives, neighbours and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – DYER 29th AUGUST 2020 
The death took place, peacefully at her daughter’s residence surrounded by her family, of Joan Dyer on Saturday 29th August 2020. A wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Joan’s life was full of love. She lived for her husband Liam and her family and played a huge role in all their lives. This was evident in the care and love shown to her in the final months of her life. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Eoin Moore O.Carm and the burial was to St. Eltins. We extend our deepest sympathy to Joan’s husband Liam, her family: Sheila, Liam, Teddy and Fiona; her sisters Eileen and Sheila; son-in-law Niall, daughter-in-law Eileen, grandchildren, great-grandson, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’SULLIVAN 21st AUGUST 2020 
The death took place in Cork University Hospital, following a short illness, of Denis O’Sullivan on Friday 21st August 2020. A native of Cloughdubh, Denis worked as a building contractor. He took a great interest in sailing and led trips to the Antartic around the grave of the great Irish explorer Ernest Henry Shackleton. He was a leader, he loved gardening, cooking and adventure. He was a good friend to boat owners. He worked on the oil rigs in Tunisia. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and there followed a service at the Island Crematorium. We extend our deepest sympathy to his partner Vera, sons David and John, in-laws, grandchildren, brother Noel, sister Margaret, extended family and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’BRIEN 22nd AUGUST 2020 
The death took place, peacefully at Cork University Hospital, surrounded by her family, of Betty O’Brien on Saturday 22nd August 2020. Betty was a native of Ballyregan. She came from a large family of twelve; seven girls and five boys. Betty was blessed with a large family of her own with her late husband Cornelius. She was widowed 33 years ago. Betty was a very outgoing person with a good sense of humour. She loved dancing and had great faith. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and the burial took place in St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to her family; P.J., Jerry, Timmy, Neilie, Tony, Mary, Vincent and Martin; brothers Charlie and Timmy, sisters Eily, Mary and Bridget, grandchildren, in-laws, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – CROWE 15th AUGUST 2020 
The death took place, in the loving care of the staff at Haven Bay Care Centre, of Phyllis Crowe on Saturday 15th August 2020. Phyllis was the beloved wife and best friend of P.J., and adored mother of Timothy, Philip, Lisa and Patrick. Phyllis and P.J. were both in the hospitality sector, having a restaurant in Kerry and Glanmire before opening a B&B at Dromderrig. Unfortunately Phyllis had to retire from the business due to illness. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Peter Kehoe O.Carm and the burial took place in St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to her husband P.J., family Timothy, Philip, Lisa and Patrick, in-laws, grandchildren, nephews, niece, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – GOULD 26th JULY 2020 
The death took place, peacefully at Cork University Hospital, of Geraldine Gould on Sunday 26th July 2020. Geraldine was born in the UK. Her family moved to Dublin when she was a child and they lived in Donaghmede. From a young age Geraldine loved caring for people. Her whole life could be summed up in the way she cared for her family, children that she minded and as Children’s Officer in Kinsale GAA. She was involved in Kinsale Pink Ribbon and Meals on Wheels. Her funeral service was led by Fr. Robert and the burial took place in St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to her husband Paul, son Jack, daughter Georgia, mother Rena, brother Garry, sisters Jenny and Maria, uncle Vincent, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – FITZSIMONS 24th JULY 2020 
The death took place in Bridhaven Nursing Home, Mallow, on Friday 24th July 2020 of Garry Fitzsimons, Harbour Heights. A native of Newry, Garry was the second in a family of four. He played Gaelic football, joined the RAF and worked in accounting. In 1975 Garry got a job with Cork Metal Products and he came to live in Kinsale with his wife Anne and their family. Garry made a big contribution to many groups in Kinsale: Golf Club, Lions Club, Chamber of Tourism, Food Forum, Scouts and Choirs. He was a man of deep personal faith. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and the burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife Anne, his family Shane, Paula, David and Barry, grandchildren, in-laws, brother Peter, sister Nuala, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’NEILL 26th JUNE 2020 
The death took place, peacefully in Cork University Hospital, of Phil O’Neill on Friday 26th June 2020. Phil was a wonderful homemaker with her husband, Eoin. Together they made a great contribution to life in Kinsale through the GAA and the Credit Union, giving hours of voluntary work. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and there followed a service at the Island Crematorium. We extend our deepest sympathy to Phil’s husband Eoin, their family Anthony, William, Mena, Patricia, Louise and Albert, in laws, 16 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, sisters Jule, Una, Clare, Frances, Angela, Eileen, Antoinette, Breda and Florence, brother Michael, nephews, nieces, grand nephews, grand nieces, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’SULLIVAN 18th JUNE 2020 
The death took place, peacefully in his nephews residence in Butlerstown, Kinsale, of Con O’Sullivan on Thursday 18th June 2020. A native of Kilbrittain, Con worked in Southampton for 56 years and came home to retire in Kinsale some years ago. Irish to the core, he loved GAA, soccer, Southampton Football Club, history, geography and going for a few pints. He was pre-deceased by his parents Cornelius and Johanna, his brothers Mort, Dan, Gerry and Fr. Charlie (Rosminians, Upton). The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and the burial was to the old cemetery in Knockavilla. We extend our deepest sympathy to Con’s sister Mary, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – McCARTHY 5th JUNE 2020 
The death took place, peacefully in his home in London, of Jim McCarthy on Friday 5th June 2020. Jim was one of a family of nine. He worked with farmers in the Kinsale area and then went to the UK where he worked as a construction foreman. He always liked to come back to Ireland on holidays. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and the burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to Jim’s brothers Mick and Frank, his sister Phil, brother in law Hugh, sister in law Noreen, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’HARE 7th JUNE 2020 
The death took place in Haven Bay Care Centre, peacefully after a short illness, of Teddy O’Hare, Butchers Row on Sunday 7th June 2020. Teddy was the last of a family of three to go to God. He worked in London for many years. When his father died in 1992 he came home and looked after his mother. Teddy loved his home and looked after it well together with his garden. His hobbies were his motorbike, road bowling, films, gardening and doing handy work for people. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and there followed a service at the Island Crematorium. We extend our deepest sympathy to his cousins, aunt, extended family, friends and neighbours. May he rest in peace

OBITUARY – McCARTHY 29th MAY 2020 
The death took place, peacefully at his home in Ballyregan, of Neilie McCarthy on Friday 29th May 2020. Neilie had been through a long illness and was lovingly and caringly looked after by his wife Josie and family. Neilie was a hard-working farmer, dedicated to his family and community. He was much loved and respected in his local community. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Finbarr Crowley in Inishannon Church and the burial was in the adjoining cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to Neilie’s wife Josie, sons Brian, Aidan, Kieran and Eoin, daughter Una, in-laws, 14 grandchildren, brothers, sisters, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – McCARTHY 28th MAY 2020 
The death took place, peacefully at her home in Harbour Heights, of Mary McCarthy on Thursday 28th May 2020. Mary was a woman who greatly loved her extended family and was loved in return by them. She had a lovely sense of service to her family, to her friends and to all who she served as welfare officer in her work. She brought that same sense of service and loyalty to her faith and drew life and strength from God. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and the burial was to St. Eltin’s. We extend our sincere sympathy to Mary’s family: sisters Rena, Elizabeth, Breda and Jacinta, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, many cousins, extended family, friends and neighbours. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’BRIEN 27th MAY 2020 
The death took place, unexpectedly in Portlaoise, of Wesley O’Brien on Wednesday 27th May 2020. Wesley was the much loved son of Aisling and Tim, father of John and brother of Lorcan. Wesley had a life-threatening accident last January which caused him a lot of suffering. Wesley was out-going and liked car mechanics. The funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Peter and Paul’s Church in Portlaoise and the burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery in Kinsale. We extend our deepest sympathy to Wesley’s family: parents Tim and Aisling, son John, brother Lorcan, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – KEANE 11th MAY 2020 
The death took place, peacefully in her home at Abbey View, of Joan Keane on Monday 11th May 2020. Joan was born in her family’s hotel, The Castle Hotel in Dunmanway. She joined the Bank of Ireland and served efficiently in several branches: Bantry, Bandon, South Mall, Dublin, Wilton. She loved sport: golf, squash, badminton. A keen gardener, she was good at bringing people together, good to give helpful advice. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and there followed a service at the Island Crematorium. We extend our deepest sympathy to Joan’s sister Patricia in Atlanta, USA, her nieces, nephews, in-laws, cousin Joan, neighbours, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – EATON 10th APRIL 2020 
The death took place, in the excellent care of Kinsale Community Hospital, of Angela Eaton on Good Friday 10th April 2020. Angela was a colourful character. When she left school she worked in the Candle Factory and Kyre Factory. She went to Germany to train for Polytron Electronics where she worked as a supervisor. Angela was gifted at sport and made a contribution to Kinsale Camogie. She struggled with her own demons at times and her health declined. Angela was a patient in Kinsale Hospital for a number of years. The funeral was celebrated by Fr. Stan and the burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to Angela’s sisters Pat, Rosie, Carmel and Tina; brothers Charlie, Bernard, Michael, Gerard, Timmy, Martin, Patrick and Paul, in-laws, nephews, nieces, relatives, cousins, all the staff and residents of Kinsale Community Hospital and all her friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – RYAN 4th APRIL 2020 
The death took place, peacefully in Haven Bay Care Centre, on Saturday 4th April 2020 of Kevin Henry Ryan. A native of Mitchelstown, he studied in Newbridge College, joined the Air Corp and became a cartographer. He was excellent at creating and designing maps. A keen golfer, Kevin’s life was centred around his work, travel, meeting family and friends. His sister lived in the Gift Houses in Kinsale and Kevin came to live in Kinsale as well. A few years ago he moved to Haven Bay. The funeral was celebrated by Fr. Robert with the burial in St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to Kevin’s sister Mary, niece Gerlyn and all who knew him. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – McCARTHY 31st MARCH 2020 
The death took place, peacefully in Kinsale Community Hospital, on Tuesday 31st March 2020 of Mary McCarthy. Mary lived all her life in Kinsale. Her father died when she was young. She worked as a secretary in various places and was very able, competent and efficient in her work. Mary had her own challenges in life. She was a patient in Kinsale Community Hospital for some time where she received great care. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and the burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to Mary’s family: her brother Barry and his wife Sarah, Jean and Andrew, Niall and Fiona, Billy and Jenny, grandnephews, grandnieces, cousins, neighbours and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’DWYER 21st MARCH 2020 
The death took place in Cork University Hospital on Saturday 21st March 2020 of Margaret O’Dwyer, Ballythomas, Dunderrow. Margaret was the youngest in a family of nine. She went to school in Belgooly and the Convent Secondary School in Kinsale. She suffered from a rare and severe debilitating condition. She worked as a beautician when she was able. In spite of her pain she never complained. She always had a lovely smile on her face. She loved cooking. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert in Sacred Heart Church Belgooly. Also present was Fr. Michael Regan PP Clontead. The burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to Margaret’s daughter Michaela, mother Mona, sisters Cally, Theresa and Geraldine, brothers James, Michael, John Joe and Pat, in-laws, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, neighbours, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – MURPHY 10th MARCH 2020 
The death took place of Timothy (Ted) Murphy on Tuesday 10th March 2020 in Cork University Hospital. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Canon George Murphy and the burial was to St. Finbarr’s cemetery, Cork. We extend our sincere sympathy to Ted’s sister Monica, brother-in-law Colum, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends, especially at Cramers Court Nursing Home. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’BRIEN 28th FEBRUARY 2020 
The death took place, peacefully at her home, on Friday 28th February 2020 of Mary O’Brien. Mary was born near Castlebar, Co. Mayo. She married Thomas O’Brien and they lived in the UK and Clonmel. 40 years ago they came to live in Kinsale. They ran the Spaniard pub. Thomas died tragically in a machinery accident. Mary was involved in the local community in Meals on Wheels, Altrusa and she played Bridge. She loved horse riding. She was cared for in her home by an excellent team of carers. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and the burial was in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. We extend our deepest sympathy to Mary’s brother Pat, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, relatives, carers, neighbours and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – McCARTHY 26th FEBRUARY 2020 
The death took place, peacefully in Kinsale Community Hospital, on Wednesday 26th February 2020 of Eddie McCarthy. Eddie was the sixth in a family of nine. He went to St. John’s school and then worked at salmon fishing and with farmers at sowing and harvest times. He worked in England for about a year. His hobbies were road bowling, socialising with family and friends and listening to music. He was a long-term patient in Kinsale Community Hospital where he was happy and received great care. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and the burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to Eddie’s brothers Mick, Frank and Jim, his sister Phil, brother in law Hugh, sister in law Noreen, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – SHEEHAN 28th JANUARY 2020 
The death took place, peacefully at her home, of June Sheehan on Tuesday 28th January 2020. June was the eldest of a family of three. After finishing school she worked in Dempsey’s shop, Cronin’s Commercial Hall, the Kire factory and Coakley’s Hotel in Garrettstown. June was one of the first to do B&B in Kinsale. She loved meeting people, was a good cook and a keen gardener. A woman of great faith, she was much loved by her family and local community. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and there followed a service at the Island Crematorium. We extend our deepest sympathy to June’s husband Jack, daughter Sandra, son Jeremy, sister Mary, in-laws, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – DORNEY 21st JANUARY 2020 
The death took place at Cork University Hospital of Patrick Dorney on Tuesday 21st January 2020. Patrick spent over 50 years working in England before returning to Kinsale in 2004. While in England, his link with home was the Southern Star which kept him informed of all the local activities, especially the GAA of which Patrick was an avid supporter.The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Peter Kehoe O.Carm and the burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our sincere sympathy to Patrick’s sister Eileen, nephews Joe, Patrick and Gerard, nieces Bernie, Marian and Phil, grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces, great-grandnephews, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’BRIEN 13th JANUARY 2020 
The death took place, peacefully at The Mercy Hospital, Cork, of Tom O’Brien on Monday 13th January 2020. Tom will be sadly missed by his family, extended family at home and abroad and friends in Kinsale and beyond who all fondly knew him as ‘Tom the Veg’. In recent times Tom received excellent care in Kinsale Community Hospital. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Peter Kehoe O.Carm and the burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to Tom’s daughter Megan, brothers Frank, Tim and Anthony, sister Elizabeth, long time friend Catherine, extended family and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – RUSSELL 13th JANUARY 2020 
The death took place, peacefully at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, of Pauline Russell on Monday 13th January 2020. Pauline was pre-deceased by her husband Finbarr, daughter Claire, brother Maurice and sisters Phyllis and Kathleen. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Peter Kehoe O.Carm and the burial was to St. Michael’s cemetery, Blackrock, Cork. We extend our deepest sympathy to Pauline’s son Kieran, daughter Fiona, son-in-law Tom, daughter-in-law Niamh, grandchildren Helen, Alex and Juliet, sister Marie, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – DERSLEY (NEE GOSLING) 5th DECEMBER 2019 
The death took place peacefully in England of Patience (Pat) Dersley on 5th December 2019. Pat was a native of Kinsale. She grew up on Fisher Street, now Lower O’Connell Street, the youngest of a family of four and the last to go to God. She was a cousin of the late Eileen O’Leary, O’Connell Street. Pat’s father was in the Merchant Navy. At the age of 21 in 1945, Pat went to the UK to join other family members and work. She stayed there for the rest of her life. Over 50 years ago, Pat married Richard Dersley and they were very happy together. It was her wish that she be buried in Kinsale in the family plot at the Abbey cemetery. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Lar. We extend our deepest sympathy to Pat’s husband Richard, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – CASSERLY 26th DECEMBER 2019 
The death took place on St. Stephen’s Day 26th December 2019 at Marymount Hospice of John Casserly, Catholic Walk. John was a native of Scotland, he grew up in a mining community outside Glasgow. His parents were of Irish descent. John was bright in school, made his way to college and studied veterinary. He came to work in Ireland and travelled around the country. He met his wife Teresa who is from Newmarket on Fergus and who was a nurse in Shannon. John was always a great Celtic supporter. The family came to live in Kinsale in 1979 and John worked locally as a vet. He loved the farming community. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and there followed a service at the Island Crematorium. We extend our deepest sympathy to John’s wife Teresa, sons John, Brian and David, daughter Alison, in-laws, grandchildren, neighbours, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – HURLEY 24th DECEMBER 2019 
The death took place suddenly in the Mercy University Hospital Cork on Tuesday 24th December 2019 of Elizabeth Hurley, Sleaveen Park. The third in a family of three, Elizabeth went to the local Convent primary school and secondary school. She was generous with a good heart. She knew her share of suffering in life. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Peter. There followed a service at the Island Crematorium, Ringaskiddy. We extend our deepest sympathy to her parents JJ and Mary, sister Michelle, brother James, nieces Rachel and Rebecca, partner Willie, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’KELLY 15th DECEMBER 2019 
The death took place in Cork University Hospital of Nora O’Kelly on Sunday 15th December 2019. Nora was a native of Kinsale, the second in a family of seven and the first of that family to return to God. From a young age Nora was a people person. She loved meeting people, drawing energy from bonding with others. In her life she had her share of suffering but was always resilient. She was gentle, patient and encouraging of others. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Peter. The burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to Nora’s family: Laura, Emma and William, her mother Abby, brothers William and Pascall, sisters Geraldine, Gail, Saoirse and Rebecca, grandchildren, in-laws, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – HURLEY 9th DECEMBER 2019 
The death took place of John Hurley suddenly at his home in Clonleigh on Monday 9th December 2019. John’s funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Peter Kehoe O.Carm and Canon George Murphy presided. The burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to John’s sisters Mary and Pauline, brothers Brendan and Denis, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, in-laws, life-long school friend PJ O’Callaghan, neighbours, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’DONOVAN 9th DECEMBER 2019 
The death took place of Sadie O’Donovan on Monday 9th December 2019 in the excellent care of the staff at Cork University Hospital. Sadie was pre-deceased by her husband Patrick and son Tony. Sadie’s funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Peter Kehoe O.Carm and Canon George Murphy presided. The burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to Sadie’s family: Sheila, Kay, Dan and Vera, grandchildren Lorna, Selina and Ronan, in-laws, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – HURLEY 5th DECEMBER 2019 
The death took place in Cork University Hospital of Gediminas Gailius on Thursday 5th December 2019. A native of Lithuania, Gediminas came to Ireland with his father to work here in the construction business. A friendly, outgoing, helpful man, he was a good worker and was always willing to help others. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and there followed a service at the Island Crematorium. We extend our deepest sympathy to Gediminas’ parents Valdemaras and Nijole, brother Ramunas, aunts, uncles, sister-in-law, nephew, niece, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – HURLEY 19th NOVEMBER 2019 
The death took place on Tuesday 19th November 2019 of Michael Hurley. Michael was a native of Summercove, born in 1935. He was the eldest of six children born to Charles and Mary Hurley. Michael spent a large part of his life at sea before returning to Summercove. He worked until his retirement taking care of the grounds and gardens of the local Convent. Michael had a wide circle of friends and was well known and loved by many. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Eoin Moore O.Carm and the burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend sincere sympathy to Michael’s sisters May, Betty and Bridget, brothers Charlie and Finbarr, in-laws, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – FORAN 18th NOVEMBER 2019 
The death took place, unexpectedly at his home in Dublin, on 18th November 2019 of Kevin Foran. Kevin (late of Aer Lingus), dearly loved son of Terry and Gerard, Ardcarrig and dear brother of Sean and the late Alan. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Peter and the burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend sincere sympathy to Kevin’s parents, brother, grandmother, uncles, aunts, dear friend Tanya, work colleagues, relatives and many friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – BISHOP 16th NOVEMBER 2019 
The death took place, peacefully at his home in Kippagh, on Saturday 16th November 2019 of Michael (Paddy) Bishop. A native of Dublin, he attended Clongowes Wood College and studied mining. His career led him to live and work in several countries all over the world: The Sudan, UK, Jamaica, Cyprus, Zambia, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia. He married Thea in Leicester and they were blessed with a family of six. The family came to Kinsale to participate in a sailing competition and loved it. Paddy and Thea returned here. Thea died some years ago. Paddy suffered from Alzheimer’s for 6 years. His family lovingly cared for him at home with a great team of carers. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and the burial was to St. Eltin’s. We extend our deepest sympathy to Paddy’s family; Claire, Leo, Kathy, Michael, Lisa and Mandy, in-laws, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace

OBITUARY – FARLEY 13th NOVEMBER 2019 
The death took place in Cork University Hospital on Wednesday 13th November 2019 of Peter Farley. A native of Scilly, Peter worked with Vincent O’Brien Stables, The Curragh, The Merchant Navy, fishing and at the Old Head Golf Course. A great family man, his hobbies were a game of darts, pool and the horses.
The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Peter and Fr. Stan. The burial was to St. Eltin’s.
We extend our deepest sympathy to Peter’s wife Marian, son Stephen, Michelle, daughter-in-law Lynda, grandchildren Shauna, Leah, Jamie and Saoirse, brother Sean, sisters Joan, Beta and Margaret, in-laws, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
May he rest in peace

OBITUARY – KINGSTON 10th NOVEMBER 2019 
The death took place, peacefully at her home surrounded by her family, of Philomena Kingston on Sunday 10th November 2019. A native of Co. Mayo, Philomena was the third youngest in a family of twelve. In 1950 she emigrated to the USA with her lifelong friend Bridie. She worked with the Bell Telephone Company in New York, the company associated with the first transatlantic phone call. She married George Kingston, a native of Midleton, they were blessed with a family of eleven children and twenty seven grandchildren. A woman of deep faith, she was a wonderful homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and the burial was to St. Eltin’s. We extend our deepest sympathy to Philomena’s family: Tony, Philomena, Sheila, George, Shawn, Erin, Rosita, Vera, Henry and Arleen, sons in law, daughters in law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, brother Poric, sister Eilis, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – HURLEY 2nd NOVEMBER 2019 
The death took place, peacefully, in the Bon Secours Hospital, Cork of Tom Hurley, Mellifontstown, on Saturday 2nd November, All Souls Day. Tom was the third in a family of eleven, born in Enniskeane parish. At the age of fourteen he had an accident in which he injured his back. In spite of the injury he persevered and lived a very full active life. Mechanically minded, he was very good with tractors and farm machinery. He had a great knowledge of bee keeping and honey. Tom had a lovely pleasant personality, he was a good cook, carer, lover of sport, music and travel. A man of deep faith, he was a loyal and faithful parishioner. He had empathy for everyone who was suffering. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and the burial was in the family plot at Enniskeane Church cemetery. We extend sincere sympathy to his sisters Eileen and Mary, brothers Dick, Paddy and Finbarr, in-laws, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’DONOVAN 23rd OCTOBER 2019 
The death took place on Wednesday, October 23rd at Cork University Hospital of Marian O’Donovan. Marian, a native of Ballinspittle, was a very giving person, a good neighbour. She was totally dedicated to her family and her work. She worked as cook in the Man Friday Restaurant for 30 years. The Funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr Robert and followed with a service at the Island Crematorium. We extend our deepest sympathy to her husband Jerry, daughters Collette and Patricia, son Jeremy, grandchildren, great grandchild, in laws, brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – McCARTHY 19th OCTOBER 2019 
The death took place in Kinsale Community Hospital, surrounded by his loving family, of Barney McCarthy on Saturday 19th October 2019. Barney was born in Cavan. He had two brothers, Charlie and Sean. His father was in the army. When Barney was 10 the family came back to Kinsale. Barney went to St. John’s school. He was good at football and earned a scholarship, but the family needed him to go working. He worked as a painter and decorator. He went to live in the UK when he was 19. He married Lizzie and they were blessed with a family of seven. Barney experienced the painful bereavement of the loss of his wife Lizzie and three of their children. He returned to Ireland and lived in Guardwell.
The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and there followed a service at the Island Crematorium, Ringaskiddy. We extend our deepest sympathy to Barney’s family: Bernadette, Kathleen, Carolyn and David, sons-in-law Peter, Nick and Les, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’BRIEN 16th OCTOBER 2019 
The death took place in Cork University Hospital on Wednesday 16th October 2019 of Mary O’Brien (nee Hickey), beloved wife of Peter O’Brien and devoted mother of Honor, Tomás, Thérèse and Michelle. Mary was a teacher in Summercove school for many years. She was Moderator of the 3rd Order/Lay Carmelites and she was one of the founding members of the St. Joseph Young Priests Society in Kinsale. Mary also supported the Carmelite Missions in Lithuania and in the education of the youth in Zimbabwe. A great outpowering of sympathy was accorded to Mary by the people of Kinsale and surrounding parishes. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Peter Kehoe accompanied by Fr. Stan, Fr. Lar, Fr. Eoin and Fr. James Eivers, Terenure College. The burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to Mary’s husband Peter, family Honor, Tomás, Thérèse and Michelle, brother John, daughter-in-law Áine, sons-in-law John and Pat, grandchildren Billy, Mai, Peter, David, Fergal, Bryan, Sadhbh, Paddy, Tom and Lily, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, neighbours, relatives and many friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – CORCORAN 11th OCTOBER 2019 
The death took place in Cork University Hospital of Denny Corcoran on Friday 11th October 2019. The fourth in a family of eight, Denny was a very quiet, gentle, sincere man. He loved to come to town to do his shopping. It was while in town doing his shopping that he got ill. Denny’s family appreciate very much the kindness of doctors, nurses, ambulance personnel, Gardaí and Fire Brigade personnel who helped when he took ill. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Lar from the Friary. The burial was to Clontead cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to Denny’s sister Mary, brothers Owen, Paddy, John and Ted, niece Miranda, nephews James and Edward, grandniece Ruby-Rose, brother in law Maurice, neighbours, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’DONOVAN 10th OCTOBER 2019 
The death took place at Marymount Hospice of Tony O’Donovan on Thursday 10th October 2019. The eldest of the family of five, Tony was very mechanically minded and worked as an agricultural contractor. Tony appreciated very much the loyalty, love and kindness of his family, friends and neighbours.
The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and the burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to Tony’s daughters Lorna and Selina, wife Marian, mother Sadie, sisters Sheila, Kay and Vera, brother Dan, nephew Ronan, sister in law Patricia, brother in law Paul, neighbours, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’DONOGHUE 8th OCTOBER 2019 
The death took place, peacefully in Haven Bay Care Centre, of Seamus O’Donoghue on Tuesday 8th October 2019. Seamus was a native of Coachford. He qualified as a teacher and began his career teaching in Dunderrow National School. While he was living in Kinsale he met Lil Fitzpatrick and they were married. Seamus returned to Coachford to take up a new teaching position before becoming Principal of Coachford N.S. On his retirement Lil persuaded him to return to Kinsale. Seamus was an active member of the community, involved in Bridge club and the cinema club. Seamus loved attending weekday Mass in the Friary and on Sundays Brid Fitzgibbon would collect him from Haven Bay so he could attend 11am Mass. He was a very prayerful man with a gentle nature. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Peter Kehoe O.Carm and the burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our sincere sympathy to Seamus’ family Padraic, Aingeal and Áine, son-in-law Peter, daughter-in-law Ann, grandchildren Seamus, Fionnuala and Anna, brother Donal, sisters Maura and Sheila, his in-laws, wider family and many friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – DUNN 19th SEPTEMBER 2019 
The death took place in Marymount Hospice on Thursday 19th September 2019 of Frances Dunn. Frances was born in London in 1950. She was the second in a family of seven of Jewish descent. She worked in hairdressing and catering. She married Thomas Dunn from Kinsale and they were blessed with a family of four. Frances was a great home maker, kind neighbour, respectful and tolerant of all. The funeral service was led by Fr. Robert and there followed a cremation service at the Island Crematorium. We extend our deepest sympathy to Frances’ family Thomas, Shane, Gavin and Yvette, her grandchildren, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’SULLIVAN 21st SEPTEMBER 2019 
The death took place, peacefully in Cramers Court Nursing Home, of Jack O’Sullivan on Saturday 21st September 2019. Jack was born in Plymouth, U.K., to parents from Kinsale. His father died when he was an infant and his mother brought Jack and his brother back to Kinsale. He grew up in Scilly and went to Summercove N.S. He followed his father’s footsteps, joined the British Navy and travelled the world. He came back to live in Ballinspittle and eventually to Kinsale with his wife Sheila. Jack was always happy to volunteer for various community voluntary groups. He was happy in Cramers Court Nursing Home for the last 14 months. Jack decided to donate his body for medical research to UCC.
The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert. We extend our deepest sympathy to his daughters Carol and Mary, sister Joan, sons-in-law John and Gerard, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and many friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – DALY-MURPHY 1st SEPTEMBER 2019 
The death took place peacefully in Kinsale Community Hospital on Sunday 1st September 2019 of Peggy Daly-Murphy. Peggy was the eldest of a family of three and lived at Liscahane Beg. She went to the Convent school and when she finished there she worked in the Kyre factory making clothes. Peggy knew a lot of suffering in her life with serious health issues. She was in the local community hospital for many years where she was well cared for and this was appreciated by her family. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Lar Lynch from the Friary. The burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to Peggy’s son Niall, her sister Noreen, brother in law William, relatives, neighbours and kind friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – KENNEDY 23rd AUGUST 2019 
The death took place at Cork University Hospital of Pat Kennedy on Friday 23rd August 2019. Pat was a native of Clonaslee, Co. Laois, the eldest in a family of six. Pat had a great interest in sport and was a great character. It was through sport that he met the love of his life, Sylvia Cummins. They married and were very happy together in Ballinacubby. Sadly Sylvia died ten years ago and it broke Pat’s heart. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and the burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to Pat’s mother-in-law Sheila, to Jerry, to Pat’s brothers Joe and Seamus, sisters Ann, Breda and Theresa, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, neighbours, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – JENNINGS 22nd JULY 2019 
The death took place, peacefully after a short illness, of Gus Jennings on Monday 22nd July 2019 in Cork University Hospital. Gus farmed in Commogue before he retired to Coolyrahilly, Ballinspittle. Gus was a quiet man and loved the simple things in life, especially the game of bingo. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Peter Kehoe O.Carm and the burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our sincere sympathy to his sister Kathleen, family, relatives, neighbours and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – HAYES 9th JULY 2019 
The death took place of Mary Bridget Hayes on Tuesday 9th July 2019 at Haven Bay Care Centre. For Mary Bridget, who was a native of Ballydehob, all her life was preparing a room since she was a young girl attending teacher training in 1949 under Mr. Jim O’Regan, headmaster of Ballinspittle National School. She taught in Ringrone National School from 1950 to 1967, and in Ballinspittle National School from 1967 to 1996. Living in Kinsale, she met the love of her life Chas Hayes who pre-deceased her. They married in 1960 and were blessed with a family of four. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Peter Kehoe O.Carm, accompanied by Fr. Lar Lynch O.Carm and Fr. Noel O’Sullivan. The burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to Mary Bridget’s daughter Triona, sons Cormac, Finbarr and John, daughters in law Mary and Peggy, son in law Carl, grandchildren, brother Jim, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – ALLEN 16th JUNE 2019 
The death took place on Sunday 16th June 2019 in Haven Bay Care Centre of Hannah Allen. Hannah was born in Ballygarvan in 1925, the eldest of a family of three. She married William Allen and together they ran a pub – now the Lord Kingsale. Sadly William died in 1968. While Hannah was widowed at a young age, she persevered and lived a life of great service to many people.The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Martin Heffernan, Doneraile, Fr. Lar Lynch O.Carm and Fr. Eoin Moore O.Carm. The burial was to St. Eltin’s. We extend our deepest sympathy to her son Kieran, grandchildren Ciarán, Claire and Eimear, sister Philly, nieces, nephews, relative and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’NEILL 14th JUNE 2019 
The death took place suddenly in Cramers Court Nursing Home of Sr. Kieran O’Neill on Friday 14th June 2019. Sr. Kieran was born in Drombanna, near Limerick and Tipperary on the Feast of St. Rita 1933. She entered the Sisters of Mercy in Kinsale making her first profession in 1954. She taught music to many generations of Kinsale people. Sr. Kieran was a quiet, unassuming, gentle person of deep faith. She loved nature. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Peter, Canon Tom and Canon John K. The burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to the Mercy Sisters and the family of origin of Sr. Kieran: brothers Fr. Charlie, Pat and Tony, sisters Sr. Angela and Gertie, nephews, nieces, grand nephews, grand nieces, relatives and friends.May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – LYNCH 27th MAY 2019 
The death took place of Breda Lynch surrounded by her loving family at her home on 27th May 2019. Breda was a native of Ballyroe, Dingle, Co. Kerry. She married David Lynch and moved to Kinsale. They were blessed with a family of five. Breda was much loved by her family and friends as evidenced by a large attendance at the reception and funeral Mass. As a tribute to Breda, two songs were played at her graveside, “O the summer time is coming” and Dingle Bay. A fitting tribute to a proud daughter of the “Kingdom” and a native Irish speaker. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Peter Kehoe O.Carm and the burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to Breda’s husband David, sons David and James, daughters Veronica, Marjorie and Virginia, grandchildren Kayleigh, Will, Libby and Milly, brother Pat, sister Marian, extended family and friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh anam dhílis

OBITUARY – O’BRIEN 22nd MAY 2019 
The death took place of Sr. M. Kevin O’Brien in the Bon Secours Hospital, Cork on 22nd May 2019. Born in 1926, Sr. M. Kevin entered Clonakilty Convent and made her first profession in 1947. She studied nursing, worked in Clonakilty Community Hospital, then worked in the Diocesan Mission in Peru. On her return to Ireland she served in leadership in her community and gave loyal and faithful service. She was a very dedicated Sister of Mercy and much loved in her community. All of her family of origin were special to her; nephews, nieces, grand nephews, grandnieces, as evidenced by a large gathering at the removal and funeral. Fr. Tom Sexton, Augustinian Priest, native of Courtmacsherry and a family friend, celebrated the funeral Mass accompanied by several priests. The burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery.
We extend our sincere sympathy to the community of Mercy Sisters and the family of origin of Sr. Kevin. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – KINGSTON 22nd MAY 2019 
The death took place in Marymount Hospice on Wednesday 22nd May 2019 of Anne-Marie Kingston. A native of Ennis, she came to work in Actons Hotel in Kinsale over 30 years ago. She married Paul Kingston and they were blessed with six sons. Anne-Marie gave great service as secretary in St. John’s school and later Scoil Naomh Eltin. A great volunteer in the Rugby Club, she formed wonderful relationships with her circle of friends. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Anne-Marie’s cousin Fr. Albert McDonnell, Fr. Robert Coffey, a neighbour from Clare, and Fr. Eoin. The burial was to Clontead cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to Anne-Marie’s husband Paul, sons David, Sean, Eoghan, Conor, Aaron and James, mother Kathleen, brothers Martin and Pat, sisters Catriona and Edel, extended family, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – CONNOLLY 20th MAY 2019 
The death took place peacefully on 20th May 2019 of Dr. John Connelly. Born in Sheffield of Irish parents, he studied medicine in UCD, worked in the health services in the UK, worked as Chief Medical Officer in Kilkenny and Carlow. He came to live in Kinsale in the mid 1980’s. He lectured in UCC. When he retired he was very involved in, and made a great contribution to Age Action. He wrote many articles raising awareness about our aging population, their needs and the impact on the community. He was a great support to family and friends. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and the burial was to St. Eltin’s. We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife Kathleen, daughters Eileen and Ann, sons Denis and Michael, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’RIORDAN 2nd MAY 2019 
The death took place at Cork University Hospital on Thursday 2nd May 2019 of Liam O’Riordan. A native of Boherbue, Liam studied at UCC and UCG, became a secondary school teacher and taught for 41 years here in Kinsale. Colleagues, past pupils and parents spoke very kindly of him. A great sportsman, he won a Sigerson cup medal with UCC, he gave great service to the GAA, rugby, yacht club, tennis club and cricket club. The funeral prayers were led by Fr. Robert Young and the burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to Liam’s family: sons Keith and Nick, their mother Alice, daughter in law Yvonne, grandchildren Jack and Ben, extended family, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – COLEMAN 16th APRIL 2019 
The death took place peacefully at Cork University Hospital on Tuesday 16th April 2019 of Tommy Coleman, Bawnavouta. Tommy was born in 1931, one of a family of eight. He was a good worker, working with local farmers in the 1940’s, then he went working in hatcheries. He went to work in Swansea, Wales, Holland and Verolme Dockyard. He also did gardening at home; growing vegetables, tomatoes and flowers. The funeral Liturgy was celebrated by Fr. Robert and the burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to his brother Michael, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, grand-nephews, grand-nieces, relatives, kind neighbours and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’MAHONY 11th APRIL 2019 
The death took place, peacefully in the arms of her parents and brothers, in Cork neo-natal ICU of baby Beth Margaret O’Mahony on 11th April 2019. Baby Beth Margaret put up a great battle to survive.
The funeral Mass was celebrated by family friend Fr. Noel Murphy CSSP accompanied by Fr. Robert. There followed a service at the Island Crematorium, Ringaskiddy. We extend our deepest sympathy to baby Beth Margaret’s parents Lisa and Eoghan, brothers Matthew and Ethan, grandparents Jim and Maura O’Mahony, Dunmanway, and Padraig and Pexie Killilea, Oranmore, Co. Galway, uncles, aunts, cousins, extended family and friends. May baby Beth rest in peace.

OBITUARY – KENT 22nd MARCH 2019 
Nora Kent (nee O’Donovan) died peacefully on Friday 22nd March 2019 in Kinsale Community Hospital, where she was born on the last day of June 1935. Nora was the youngest of a family of six. She went to school in Dunderrow and then worked in Dempsey’s Hotel – now The Blue Haven. She married Henry Kent and they were blessed with a family of eight. A great home-maker, Nora looked after her family when her husband worked in the Merchant Navy and the B&I. Nora also worked in Eli Lilly and retired in 1994. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and the burial was in Dunderrow. We extend sincere sympathy to Nora’s family: Mary, Ann, Paddy, Eileen, Henry, Noreen, Catherine and Margaret, her sister Kate, in-laws, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – SCANLON 24th FEBRUARY 2019 
The death took place suddenly in Edinburgh on 24th February 2019 of Michael Scanlon. Michael was born in Ballybunion, married to Tara (nee Hurley) from Kinsale and they were blessed with their lovely daughter Sophie. Michael was mechanically minded, kind, helpful, genuine and loving. His death has brought a great shock to his family and friends. A funeral service was led by Fr. Robert in the funeral home in Kinsale, followed by a service in the Island Crematorium. We offer our deepest sympathy to Michael’s wife Tara, daughter Sophie, father James, sisters Katie and Sarah, brothers Patrick, Donal and Jimmy, the Hurley family, extended family, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – MURPHY 21st FEBRUARY 2019 
The death took place at Cork University Hospital of Mary Murphy on 21st February 2019. Mary was a native of Cork City. Her husband Tom served in the Irish Army at various locations and did several periods of peace keeping in different countries. Tom, Mary and their family lived in Bethany in the Holy Land during one of the tours of duty. This enhanced Mary’s love of Scripture. Mary was very out-going, vivacious, a people person. A gifted artist, she was also loved good conversation and sharing meals. She also had her crosses which gave her a great empathy for people who suffer. She was a volunteer with the Samaritans. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Eoin from the Friary and several Rosminian priests, colleagues of Mary’s brother Fr. Jim. The burial was to St. Eltin’s. We extend our deepest sympathy to her husband Tom and their family – Phil, Irene, Stephen and Paul; grandchildren, great grandchildren, brothers and sisters – Fr. Jim, Eileen, Anne, Billy, Paddy and Johnny; in-laws, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – FLYNN 12th FEBRUARY 2019 
The death took place, peacefully, in Cork University Hospital, on Tuesday 12th February 2019 of Vincent Flynn. A native of Scotland with Irish ancestors, Vincent came to live in Kinsale several years ago. He was a self-employed business man. Vincent was pre-deceased by his wife Irene 17 years ago. Vincent was well known and much loved in the community. The funeral Mass was celebrated by family friend Fr. John Walsh PP Farranree, concelebrated by Fr. Eoin and Fr. Paddy from the Friary and Fr. Robert. The burial was to Ringrone cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to Vincent’s son Tony, daughters Marie and Alice Anne, son-in-law Dave, partner Helen, sister Marie, brother Cyril, grandchildren Siobhán, Ruairí, Andrew and Aisling, great grandson Fiachra, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’LEARY 29th JANARY 2019 
The death took place, unexpectedly, in St. Augustine’s Priory, Colwyn Bay, Wales, on Tuesday 29th January 2019 of Sr. Peggy O’Leary. Sr. Peggy was born in Riverstown, near Glanmire in January 1946. Her parents John and Ursula were working there at the time. The family moved back to Ballyregan a year later. She went to Dunderrow national school and the Convent secondary school. Her aunt Kit was friendly with the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary in Blackrock and Peggy entered the congregation in 1965, made final profession in 1974, celebrated her Golden Jubilee in 2014. Sr. Peggy lived and worked in various houses of the congregation in Cork, Wales, London and Scotland. A great family person, she made a huge contribution to the work of her congregation in caring for people.
The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Lar. The burial was to St. Mary’s cemetery, Inishannon. We extend sincere sympathy to her religious community, sister Elizabeth, brothers Joe, Michael, John, Robert, Christy and Gerard, in-laws, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – HEALY 23rd JANARY 2019 
The death took place in Haven Bay Care Centre of Dawn Healy on 23rd January 2019. Dawn was born in London in 1930 to Irish parents from Mallow. World War II started when she was 9 years old and she came to Ireland for safety reasons for a time. Her sensibilities were shaped by the experience of war: always keep calm and carry on even in a crisis; appreciation of food from her experience of rationing; not complaining. She became a teacher, she was good at it and enjoyed it. She married Denis who had grown up in Cork and they were blessed with four sons. When Denis and Dawn retired they moved here to Kinsale and Dawn got involved in parish life through the Beacon Newsletter and Parish Assembly. Dawn was also involved in Altrusa, Meals on Wheels and the Community Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband Denis and her son Finntan. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and the burial was to Templetrine cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to her sons Kieran, Timothy and Garvan, brother Kevin, in-laws, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’NEILL 27th JANARY 2019 
The death took place in Cork University Hospital of Danny O’Neill on Sunday 27th January 2019. Danny was a native of Kinsale, born on Christmas day 1935. He was the fourth child of his family who lived in Higher O’Connell Street. His father worked in the Merchant Navy and Danny followed his footsteps. He married Edna and they lived in Scotland. When Edna died ten years ago, Danny came back to live in Kinsale and be near his family. He lived in Guardwell Homes where he was very happy. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and the burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to his brothers Jim and Tim, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – PALMER 12th DECEMBER 2018 
Michael Edward Palmer died on the 12th December 2018 in the gentle care of the staff of Haven Bay. Born in 1937 in Umtali, Southern Rhodesia he was a natural sportsman who exceled in so many areas. Mike was a Chartered Accountant by profession and was a well known, friendly figure around town since retiring to Kinsale with his wife Trisha. Mike will be remembered for his kindness and warm welcome.
Requiem Mass was celebrated by Fr. Eoin on Saturday 19th January. We extend our sympathy to Trisha his wife of 56 years and their sons, Kenneth (Louisville KY) Michael (New York) and Paul (Vancouver). May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – MILHINCH 1st JANUARY 2019 
The death took place on Tuesday 1st January 2019 of Gerard Milhinch. A native of Evergreen Street in Cork, he had been a patient in Kinsale Community Hospital for the last 4½ years. He had no known relative so the funeral Mass was celebrated in the hospital. It was fitting as the community hospital was his family where he was very happy. Great credit is due to the hospital staff, even those off duty attended the funeral Mass. There followed a service at the Island Crematorium. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – ROSSER 13th DECEMBER 2018 
The death took place unexpectedly in Blackrock Clinic, Dublin on 13th December 2018 of Iain Rosser. A native of London, he moved to Kinsale with his wife Claire a few years ago, having lived previously in Riverstick. He had gone back to study Culture and Heritage as a mature student in Scoil Stefan Naomha. He was a good family man, neighbour and friend. His unexpected death brought a great shock to all who knew him. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and there followed a service at the Island Crematorium. We extend our deepest sympathy to Iain’s wife Claire, son Oliver, daughter Grace, brothers Neil and John, sister Karen, grandchildren Helena and Jake, in-laws, nieces, nephews, friends, relatives and neighbours. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – McNAMARA 12th DECEMBER 2018 
The death took place peacefully in Kinsale Community Hospital of Donie McNamara on Wednesday 12th December 2018. An only child, Donie’s father worked in the Merchant Navy and died in Glasgow when Donie was 9 years old. Donie was good at school and got on well there. He worked for Henry Good Ltd. for four generations of the family. He brought the silos of Goods Mills to Kinsale in an artic truck from Belfast. A great family man with his late wife Pat, he loved music, sport and films. He served on the local Town Council and took a keen interest in the ITGWU. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and there followed a service at the Island Crematorium, Ringaskiddy. We extend our deepest sympathy to his daughters Anne and Mary, son William, sons in law, daughter in law, grandchildren, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – MURPHY 1st DECEMBER 2018 
Baby Christopher Joseph Murphy, Kilcawha.
Born on Thursday 29th November 2018
Died on Saturday 1st December 2018 in Cork University Maternity Hospital
‘A perfect little angel’
We extend our deepest sympathy to his parents Ursula and Kevin, his brothers Matthew, James and Thomas, grandparents Joe and Pauline O’Leary and Dan and Noreen Murphy, uncles, aunts, cousins, relatives and friends of the family. May he rest in peace and may his family be comforted and consoled in their great loss.

OBITUARY – ACTON 30th NOVEMBER 2018 
The death took place, peacefully in her 98th year, of Bride Acton on Friday 30th November 2018 in Haven Bay Nursing Home. Bride had a long and interesting life. She knew a lot of suffering and pain. A native of Co. Cavan, the eldest of five children, she was only 8 when her father died. Her youngest brother was not yet born. She persevered in her studies, came to work in Kinsale and married Harry Acton. Sadly, Harry died after 10 years of marriage leaving Bride to rear three children. She persevered. Her faith and personal strength helped her to be resilient in life. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Canon John K and Fr. Lar. The burial was to Ringcurran Churchyard. We extend our deepest sympathy to Susan, Robert, Eileen and extended family. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – KIERNAN 25th NOVEMBER 2018 
The death took place in Cork University Hospital on Sunday 25th November 2018 of Frank Kiernan, Monastery Gardens. Frank was a much loved member of the faith community of Kinsale. His mother Mary worked in the local post office at the time of the sinking of the Luisitania on 7th May 1915 and she was significant in getting the word about the tragedy out to the world. His father served on the jury in the subsequent enquiry. Frank and his late wife Kathleen ran a very successful grocery shop. Frank had a great interest in the sea and all things maritime. He had a great knowledge of Kinsale harbour; he would organise the pilots for the ships coming in. Frank was a keen yachtsman, one of the founding members of Kinsale Yacht Club and was always involved in the local regatta. A man of deep faith, he was one of that great group of people who are daily Mass attenders. They are the Spiritual powerhouse of the parish. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Lar from the Friary. The burial was to Ringrone cemetery. We offer our deepest sympathy to his son Don, daughter Deirdre, grandchildren, in-laws, sister Mary, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – HEALY 15th NOVEMBER 2018 
The death took place in Haven Bay Care Centre of Denis Finbarr Healy on 15th November 2018. Denis was born in Cork. He had a great aptitude for electronics and mechanics. He worked in radar, flight simulation, Ranks Zerox copying. He was an active member of the Catholic Catenian Association for forty years. Denis and his wife Dawn came to live their retirement in Kinsale. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and the burial was to Templetrine cemetery. We offer our sincere sympathy to his wife Dawn, sons Kieran, Tim, Garvan, brother Joe and his wife Marvis, daughter in law Debra, grandchildren Conor, Tighe, Tuathla, Tadhg and Oisin, brother in law Kevin, nephews and nieces, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’REGAN 14th NOVEMBER 2018 
The death took place of Chrissie O’Regan (née Crowley) on 14th November 2018. Chrissie was born in Dunmanway and moved to Dunderrow when she married her late husband Michael. She had a great love and passion for people, the land and farming, but her first love was her family – her children and her grandchildren. Upon Michael’s death and the subsequent death of her daughter Tina, Chrissie reared her family and kept everyone close. Chrissie had a great devotion to the Blessed Virgin and the rosary was never far from her hand. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Eoin and the burial was to Dunderrow.
We extend our deepest sympathy to her children Martin, Ralph, Nicky, Aidan, Sinéad, grandchildren and extended family. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – DEMPSEY 12th NOVEMBER 2018 
Ciaran Dempsey died on 12th November 2018 in the gentle care of the staff of Marymount. Ciaran was a man of endurance and service and many in Kinsale and further afield benefitted from his kindness and dedication. There were very few obstacles that stopped him – whether it be the scuba diver, the crack shot and explosive expert, being part of Cliff Rescue at the Old Head or the 24hr Service he provided that brought peace of mind and safety to so many and a sensitivity and dignity to situations of a more difficult nature. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Eoin, followed by a service at the Island Crematorium. We extend sincere sympathy to his wife Mary, sons Patrick and Karl, daughter in law Nina, grandchildren Holly and Sophie and the extended family. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

OBITUARY – MULCAIR 3rd NOVEMBER 2018 
The death took place of Joan Mulcair (née Lane) on 3rd of November 2018 in her 90th Year. Joan was born and raised in Dunderrow and lived her adult life in Kinsale where she reared her family with her late husband Willie. Joan was a caring and attentive mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a modest and gracious woman who hadn’t a bad word to say about anyone and she will be sorely missed by all who loved her. Joan had a great affinity with the Friary and for many years served as Sacristan to the Friary Church. The funeral Mass was celebrated in the Friary church by Fr. Eoin assisted by many Carmelites. Burial took place in Dunderrow cemetery. We extend our sympathy to her children Marian (Lordan), William, Patrick and Martin and to their families. May Our Lady of Mount Carmel cover her with the mantle of her special protection.

OBITUARY – KERRISK 22nd OCTOBER 2018 
The death took place peacefully in her 106th year of Marie Murphy Kerrisk. Marie was a native of Castletownbere where her family ran a business and they lived over the shop. Marie lived a long and full life and saw a lot of changes: she remembered the Black and Tans, lived through two world wars, saw all the ups and downs of life. Marie loved sport: tennis, golf and swimming. She married Pat Kerrisk and lived in Skibbereen for 50 years. She moved to Kinsale to live with her daughter Annette. Just before her 100th birthday, she moved to Cork to live with her daughter Eilish and her family.
The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Eoin. It was Marie’s wish that her body be donated for medical research in UCC. We extend our deepest sympathy to Marie’s four daughters Annette, Aeveen, Rosemary and Eilish, her in-laws, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – FEENEY 24th OCTOBER 2018 
The death took place in Marymount, Curraheen of Michael Feeney, Rivermeadows on Wednesday 24th October 2018. Michael was a native of Mitchelstown, worked in the bar trade in his home town, in the UK and in Actons in Kinsale. It was while working in Actons that he met his wife Patsy and they were blessed with a family – Michael, William and Paddy. Michael also worked in the Candle Factory and as caretaker of Kinsale Community School from where he retired in 2010. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and the burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife Patsy, sons Michael, William and Paddy, brothers and sisters, nephews, nieces, neighbours and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – PEARSE 22nd OCTOBER 2018 
The death took place in Cramers Court Nursing Home on Monday 22nd October 2018 of Bertie Pearse, Ballinacubby. Bertie was a native of Kinsale, grew up on Bandon Road and worked locally in the ESB. There was a radical change in rural Ireland in the 1950’s and 1960’s initiated by access to electricity. Bertie had three hobbies: Harriers, hurling and horses. Bertie’s wife Margaret died in 2002. His own health declined in recent years. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Eoin Moore and Canon George Murphy. The burial was to St. Eltin’s. We extend our deepest sympathy to his son Bertie, sister Margaret, brothers Pat, Willie and Joe, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’REGAN 14th OCTOBER 2018 
The death took place peacefully on Sunday 14th October 2018 of John Joe O’Regan in St. Finbarrs Hospital, Blanchardstown, Dublin. John Joe grew up on the family farm in Ballyvrin. He went to Dunderrow School and Kinsale Vocational School. He joined the Irish Air Corps and began a life long service to aviation, working with Aer Lingus for many years. A man of deep faith, he worked with the Legion of Mary, caring for the most needy in Dublin. He loved his family and always delighted in coming back to Ballyvrin. The funeral Mass was celebrated by his brother Fr. Willie O’Regan O.Carm, accompanied by Fr. Richard Byrne Provincial, Fr. Bob Kelly, Fr. Charlie Kiely, Fr. Liam O’Regan and Fr. Robert. The burial was to St. Eltin’s. We extend our deepest sympathy to his brothers Pat and Fr. Willie, sister Nancy, aunt Noreen Buckley, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, nephews in law, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – AINGER 24th SEPTEMBER 2018 
The death took place, peacefully, at Kinsale Community Hospital on Monday 24th September of Julia (Sheila) Ainger (nee Searls), Higher O’Connell Street. Julia was in her 90th year. She was the seventh child in a family of eight and is the last to go to God. She trained as a nurse in the UK and was very dedicated in that beautiful profession. Julia married the love of her life Robert Ainger and they were blessed with the family of Lorna, Leslie and Erika. Julia and Robert came back to Ireland to retire in Killeagh, and when Robert died, Julia came to live in Kinsale. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Eoin. The burial was to St. Eltin’s. We extend our deepest sympathy to the Ainger family: Lorna, Lesie, Erika, son in law Denis, grandchildren Roisin, Erin and Niamh, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’KEEFFE 19th SEPTEMBER 2018 
The death took place peacefully in her home in Scilly of Dr. Arabella O’Keeffe on Wednesday 19th September 2018. Born in Galway City, she came from a family of four sisters and two brothers. She studied medicine in Galway, then went to the UK to study and specialised in anaesthetics. She married Dr. Maurice O’Keeffe from Schull who served in Kinsale as a GP for many years. Arabella loved family, friends, sport, fashion, Bridge Club and Altrusa Club. She was very respected in the community. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and the burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to her daughters Arabella, Carrie, Dilly, in-laws, grandchildren, sister Daiden, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – MURPHY 8th SEPTEMBER 2018 
The death took place peacefully in Cork University Hospital of Rita Murphy, Ballinamoul, on Saturday 8th September 2018. Rita was the youngest in a family of four, the last to go to God. Rita loved animals, caring for her cattle, dogs and was always interested in agricultural shows. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and the burial was to Dunderrow cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to her son Martin, nephews, nieces, neighbours, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – CRONIN 1st SEPTEMBER 2018 
The death took place, peacefully at Marymount, on 1st September 2018 of Michael Cronin. A native of Kinsale, Michael was a great family man, community man, business man and one of nature’s gentlemen. He was a man of deep faith that shaped his life and made him the kind of person he was. He was of that generation of Kinsale business people that brought renewed life to the town. Michael was respected and loved as shown by the huge crowds that gathered on both days of his funeral. The Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Canon George Murphy and Fr. Eoin Moore. The burial was to St. Eltins. We extend our deepest sympathy to Michael’s daughters Catherine, Mary and Ann, sons Joe, Tim and Mark, in-laws, grandchildren, sisters Marie and Mona, extended family and many friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – COONEY 25th AUGUST 2018 
The death took place in Cork University Hospital on Saturday 25th August of Jeremiah (Miah) Cooney, Ballinacubby Estate. Miah was predeceased by his wife Margaret. He was a native of Tissasson and Margaret was from Hollyhill. They went to England and Miah worked as a builder. They did well in England, but Margaret was anxious to come back to Kinsale which they did with their family. Again, Miah worked as a builder and specialized in paving. Miah was a great family man, a good worker, kind friend and neighbour. He was well respected in the community. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Peter and the burial was to St. Eltin’s. We extend our deepest sympathy to Miah’s daughters Helen and Linda, sons Martin and Brian, in-laws, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nephews and nieces, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – TIERNEY 6th AUGUST 2018 
The death took place suddenly at his home in The Rock, Kinsale, of Michael Tierney on Monday 6th August 2018. There was shock and sadness in the community at his sudden death. Michael was a keen GAA supporter, very involved in the local club. He had a particular love for animals. He was keen on and good at managing horses. A quiet man, he was very friendly and always liked to engage in conversation.
The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Michael Regan PP Clontead accomopanied by Fr. Eoin from the Friary and Canon George Murphy PP Tracton. The burial was to St. Eltin’s. We extend our sincere sympathy to Michael’s brothers and sisters, his aunt Margaret, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’DONOVAN 6th AUGUST 2018 
The death took place suddenly at his home in Clonleigh, of Timmy O’Donovan on Monday 6th August 2018. Timmy was a lorry driver with Goods and held in high esteem by all who knew him, as evidenced by the large attendance at the Rosary, Removal and Funeral. His death was a great shock to his family and to the whole community. Timmy was a colourful and humorous character, he was always able to look at the bright side. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Eoin from the Friary. The burial was to St. Eltin’s. We extend sincere sympathy to Timmy’s wife Mary, daughter Margaret, sons Michael, Timmy, Paddy, Donie, John and Brian, sister Mary, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchild, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, neighbours, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – BRODERICK 29th JULY 2018 
The death took place peacefully at Cork University Hospital on Sunday 29th July of Angela Broderick, Abbeylands. Angela grew up in Cathedral Road on the northside of Cork city. She was blessed with all the lovely qualities of the people of that area: strong, straight, fiery, great nature and wit, a love of music and hurling. Angela married her late husband Pat who was from Clogheen. Pat was a butcher and as there was a job in Kinsale, they came to live here and settled here. They were blessed with a family of seven. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Canon George and Fr. Lar. The burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our sincere sympathy to the Broderick family: Val, Mary, Michael, Patrick, Bernie, John and Ger; Angela’s great friend Thos, brothers Frank, George and Noel, in-laws, nephews, nieces, grandchildren, great granddaughter, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – ROCHE 13th JULY 2018 
The death took place, suddenly at his home in Tissasson, of Teddy Roche on Friday 13th July 2018. Teddy, who worked as a mechanic, was a man of great faith and integrity. He loved nature and sport, especially GAA and he was a good neighbour. He was pre-deceased by his brother Michael and sisters Mary, Joan and Monica. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Peter and Fr. Eoin. The burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to Teddy’s sister Nora, his nieces, neighbours, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – BARRY 23rd JUNE 2018 
The death took place, peacefully in Marymount Hospice, on 23rd June 2018 of Dora Barry (nee Twomey).
Having grown up in Cork city, Dora came to work in Kinsale and met and married local man Jack Barry. Dora was quiet, kind, dignified and ladylike. She dedicated herself to her family. She was a good listener and helpful to many. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Peter and Fr. Lar. The burial was to St. Eltins cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to her sons Mark and John, daughters in law Catriona and Christina, grandchildren Pablo, Sofia, Ethan, Noah and Ruth, brother Tom, sister Sally, in-laws, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – McCARTHY 16th JUNE 2018 
The death took place, suddenly at his home in Ballyregan, on 16th June 2018 of Jane McCarthy. The second youngest of a family of twelve, Jane was an accomplished plasterer. Much loved by his family, neighbours and friends, he had a good sense of humour and was very religious. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and the burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend sincere sympathy to his brothers Neilie, Timmy, Charlie, sisters Eily, Betty, Mary in Australia, Bridget in London, in laws, nephews, nieces, friend Dan Joe, neighbours, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – HETHERINGTON 12th JUNE 2018 
The death took place in Cork University Hospital on 12th June 2018 of Christine Hetherington. Christine was born in Limerick and her family moved to the UK when Odlums closed. It was there that Christine met her husband Liam and they came back to Ireland. They worked in Millers Inn in Browns Mills for a while. They lived in Ballinspittle and later settled in Kinsale on the Bandon Road. Christine was a great homemaker and loved her family. She was quiet, unassuming and did not like to be the centre of attention. She had been unwell only since last October. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and the burial was to St. Eltin’s. We extend our deepest sympathy to Christine’s husband Liam, sons Adam and Aaron, stepson Kurt, mother Christina, brothers Martin, John and Nigel, sister Denise, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, in-laws, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’BYRNE WHITE 11th JUNE 2018 
The death took place, suddenly from a suspected heart attack while swimming, of Geoffrey O’Byrne White. He and his family had just moved to live in Kinsale less than two weeks ago. An extraordinarily talented man, he gave sterling service to our country in the Air Corps as a pilot, and in commercial aviation. He was a member of the Irish Aviation Authority. A grand-nephew of Lady Gregory, he took a great interest in the arts, loved sport and being out on the sea. The State Funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and there followed a service at the Island Crematorium. We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife Nicole, stepdaughter Lexie, daughter Elise and her mother May, brothers Derek and Peter, extended family, business colleagues and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – CONNOLLY 11th JUNE 2018 
The death took place, suddenly, on Monday 11th June 2018 of Jason Connolly. From a young age Jason was mechanically minded and had a great interest in cars. He took a great interest in GAA. Jason suffered a lot in his life. He was good natured, religious and loved his family. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and the burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery.We extend our sincere sympathy to his mother Babs, daughter Lisa, son James, sisters Charlotte, Grace and Michelle, brothers in law, niece, nephews, extended family and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – RAFFERTY 23rd MAY 2018 
The death took place, suddenly at his home in Collins Terrace, of John Rafferty on Wednesday 23rd May 2018. A native of Cork City, John went to the Model School. He joined the Merchant Navy and worked at various things: shoe repairs, as a car mechanic, painting and decorating and in Irish Steel. He loved music, and he was very helpful to many people in his own quiet way. He took a great interest in guide dogs and used to train them. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and the burial was with his parents in St. Michael’s cemetery, Blackrock. We express our sincere sympathy to his family, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – LOZANO ROMERAL 14th MAY 2018 
The death took place, suddenly and unexpectedly while he was working in the Blue Haven Hotel, of Francisco Javier Lozano Romeral, Madrid and Kinsale, on Monday 14th May 2018. Javier had lived here in Kinsale for the last few years. A native of Madrid, he had studied law. He was a man of great faith and was a regular Mass goer. He was a gifted artistic painter. His death came as a great shock to his family, loved ones and work colleagues.
The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert. We extend our sincere sympathy to his girlfriend Blanca, sons Manuel and Alex, brother Diego, cousin Juan Carlos, friends Antonio, Ris, Pacomas and work colleagues. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’DONOVAN
The death took place, at his residence in London, of Joe O’Donovan, originally from Brownsmills. Joe went to school in Belgooly and the Technical school in Kinsale. He left Kinsale 55 years ago but always looked forward to coming home. He had great success as a pattern cutter in the dressmaking trade. Together with his wife Geraldine they had a very happy home and were blessed with three sons David, Barry and Raymond. Fr. Robert celebrated the funeral liturgy in St. John the Baptist church and the burial of the ashes took place in St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend sincere sympathy to Joe’s wife Geraldine, sons David, Barry and Raymond, brother Donie, sister Mary, in-laws, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – HURLEY 12th MAY 2018 
The death took place in Cork University Hospital on Saturday 12th May 2018 of John Hurley, Sleaveen Park. John was a native of Kinsale. He was the fourth in a family of seven. He was a great sportsman – football, hurling, road bowling, hunting. He joined the Merchant Navy. Afterwards he worked as a rigger with builders. He loved the outdoors and was a great family man. Sadly he suffered in health for a number of years but kept going despite his difficulties. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Stan. The burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our sincere sympathy to John’s wife Breda, sons Daniel and Mark, daughter Fiona, brothers Neddy, JJ and Patrick, sisters Josie and Julia, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – HURLEY 4th APRIL 2018 
The death took place, peacefully in Marymount Hospice, Cork, on Wednesday 4th April 2018 of Joseph Hurley, Mellifontstown. Joseph was born and grew up in Enniskeane parish and in 1972 moved to Kinsale. He was a keen farmer, worked hard on the land to provide food for the community. A good neighbour, colourful personality, he loved sport, dancing, Irish music. He carried his illness with great dignity and resignation. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Canon John K and Fr. Stan. There followed a service at the Island Crematorium. We extend our sincere sympathy to his sisters Eileen and Mary, brothers Tom, Paddy, Dick, John and Finbarr, in laws, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – McCARTHY 27th MARCH 2018 
The death took place peacefully in Cramers Court Nursing Home, Belgooly, of Joan McCarthy, Rose Abbey, on 27th March 2018. Joan was a native of Kinsale. Her family suffered a terrible tragedy in 1942 when Joan was 8 years old. Her father was killed at sea when The Irish Pine ship was bombed by the German Army in World War 2. Two other Kinsale families; Sheehans and Connollys, were bereaved by the same incident. Joan worked locally and in the UK. Sadly she got a stroke over 20 years ago and was cared for in Cramers Court. The funeral was celebrated by Fr. Robert and the burial was to The Abbey cemetery. We extend sincere sympathy to her family: sister Phylis, in laws, nephews, nieces, grandnephews,  grandnieces, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – McCARTHY 14th FEBRUARY 2018
The death took place following a tragic accident on 14th February 2018 of Jamie McCarthy, Kinsale and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Jamie grew up here in Kinsale and was an excellent sportsman. He excelled in karate and athletics. He won a European silver medal for Ireland in cross country running. He went to the U.S. on a sports scholarship. He loved life. He worked as a life-guard in the U.S. and he saved two people from drowning. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Stan. There followed a service at the Island Crematorium. We extend our deepest sympathy to his parents Seamus and Catherine, girlfriend Cristina, sister Michelle, brother Stephen, nephew Jayden, in-laws, uncles, aunts, cousins, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’BRIEN 13th FEBRUARY 2018
The death took place peacefully at Cork University Hospital on Tuesday 13th February 2018 of Martin O’Brien, Hettyville, Farrangalway and Carrigtwohill. A native of Kinsale, Martin was the second youngest in a family of seven. When he finished school, he served his time as a butcher and would work at this for the rest of his life. Martin had a great interest in people, especially his family and relations. He was blessed with a good sense of humour, non-confrontational personality, he was thoughtful and intelligent. He loved sport. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert, accompanied by Fr. Stan and Fr. Maurice. The burial was to St. Eltin’s. We extend our deepest sympathy to his family: brothers Terry, William, John, sisters Helen and Mary, in-laws, nephews, nieces, grand-nephews, grand-nieces, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’MAHONY 22nd JANUARY 2018
The death took place, suddenly in Lanzarote, of John F. O’Mahony on Monday 22nd January 2018. John was a native of Durrus, the fourth in a family of seven. He worked in the railway and then joined an Garda Siochona. At the time Gardaí were not allowed serve in their own county, so he served in various parts of the country and eventually came to live in Kinsale. John’s life was his family, his home, gardening, work in the Gardaí, fishing; he loved sport and was an active golfer being Captain of Kinsale Golf Clb in 1996. He loved music and singing. He was a member of the Garda Choir, Cork Male Voice Choir and our Parish Church Choir. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and the burial was in St. Eltin’s. We extend our deepest sympathy to John’s wife Margaret, family Pauline, Pat, John, Margaret, James, Kenneth, Niamh, his brother Donal, sister Nuala, grandchildren, great grandchild, in-laws, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – NAGLE 10th JANUARY 2018
The death occurred on Wednesday 10th January 2018 at The Mercy Hospital, Cork, of Timothy (Tim) Nagle, Featherbed Lane. Tim was the beloved husband of Mary and dear father of Siobhan and Rory and grandfather of Amy. Requiem Mass was celebrated by Fr. Peter Kehoe O.Carm. Burial took place in St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our sincere sympathy to his wife Mary, son Rory, daughter Siobhan, grandaughter Amy, sister Ursula, nieces, nephews, relatives and a large circle of friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – RYAN 4th JANUARY 2018
The death took place on Thursday 4th January 2018 at Marymount Hospice, after a short illness that was bravely borne, of John Ryan, Cloughmacsimon, Bandon. John was predeceased by his wife Marian. John worked in the garage business and laterly as a taxi. The big attendance at his funeral was testament to the esteem that he was held in by many people. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. John C O’Donovan CC Bandon, and the burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery.
We extend our deepest sympathy to his son Jason, loving friend Danute, brothers Michael, David and Peter, sister Rosalie, sisters in law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’BRIEN 31st DECEMBER
The death took place, peacefully, on the Feast of the Holy Family Sunday 31st December 2017, in Marymount Hospice, after a long illness, of Eleanor O’Brien, Ardbrack. Eleanor was the eldest of a family of three that also included Raymond and Fr. Tommy O.Carm. She was born in Scilly and married local man Teddy O’Brien. Together they formed E&T Builders. A woman of profound faith, she made a significant contribution to the local community through Kinsale Community Care (KKK). Her family were her pride and joy. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Peter O.Carm accompanied by a number of concelebrants. The burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to her husband Teddy, sons Tim and Kenneth, daughters Helen and Cathy, in-laws, grandchildren, great grandchildren, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – HEALY 31st DECEMBER
The death took place, peacefully in Haven Bay Care Centre, on the Feast of the Holy Family, Sunday 31st December 2017 of Ellen Healy, Collins Terrace. Ellen was born on the northside of Cork City, and she was one of the Sunbeam girls where she worked for 14 years. She married her late husband, James Healy, a postman from Kinsale. Ellen had lovely qualities of kindness, sincerity, good humour and joyfulness. She loved all her family and her home, and she was a woman of great faith. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Stan O.Carm. The burial was in the Abbey cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to her family: Joan, Dermot, Marguerite, Finbarr, in-laws, grandchildren, great grandchildren, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’DONOVAN 30th DECEMBER
The death took place on Saturday 30th December 2017, suddenly, at his home in St. Joseph’s Terrace of Joe O’Donovan. Joe was the youngest of eight brothers. He worked in Goods, catering for the workers as Eli Lilly was being built, and later in Graepels. His faith was important to him. He did not enjoy the best of health for a number of years. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Peter O.Carm. The burial was to St. Eltin’s. We extend our deepest sympathy to his last surviving brother Christy (who was a Sacristan for a time in our church), to his sister-in-law Sheila, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’BRIEN 19th DECEMBER
The death took place at Cork University Hospital of Isabella O’Brien, Waterlands, on Tuesday 19th December 2017. Isabella, a native of Skibbereen, was predeceased by her husband, Con, the local vet, her daughter Toni and daughter in law Jacqui. Isabella loved her family and was gifted with caring for animals. She was involved with the knitting of Aran sweaters and the ICA where she made a significant contribution to the local community.
The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and there followed a service at the Island crematorium. We extend our sincere sympathy to her family: sons Gerald and Bill, daughters Ann and Dora, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – GILLAN 16th DECEMBER
The death took place at Cork University Hospital on Saturday 16th December 2017 of Eugene Gillen, Barrack Street. Eugene was a native of Rosses Point, Sligo. He worked with Irish Lights and made a very significant contribution to Kinsale with the Museum, History Society and Athletic Club. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Stan. The burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to his family: Sally, Mandy, Cearma, Igan and Gerard, in laws, sixteen grandchildren, two great grandchildren, nephew, nieces, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’REGAN 8th DECEMBER
The death took place, peacefully, on Friday 8th December 2017 in Marymount Hospice, Curraheen of Philomena (Phil) O’Regan, Catholic Walk. Phil was a woman of great faith who was always praying for people. A native of Kinsale, Phil and her late husband, Neilus, were very involved in the community. The funeral Mass was celebrated by her brother in law, Canon Liam, accompanied by Fr. Robert and Fr. Stan. The burial was to St. Eltin’s. We extend sincere sympathy to her daughters Mairead and Rosaleen, sisters Sr. Concepta and Eithne, son in law Chris, grandchildren Niamh and Grace, brother in law Canon Liam, nephew, niece, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – McAULIFFE 19th NOVEMBER
The death took place, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday 19th November 2017 in Marymount Hospice of Niall McAuliffe, Hillcrest. Niall was a native of Waterville, Co. Kerry. He was always a proud Kingdom man in Rebel territory. He was Capital Projects Officer in UCC, responsible for many of it’s recent developments. A wonderful family man, Niall loved the outdoors: cycling, rowing and hill walking. He served for four years on the Board of Management of Summercove N.S. He was much loved by family, work colleagues and friends. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Gerard Dunne OP, Chaplain UCC. There followed a cremation service at the Island Crematorium, Ringaskiddy. We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife Myriam, daughter Amber, son Luke, brother Aidan, sister Orna, extended family and many friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – WHITE 14th NOVEMBER
The death occurred, suddenly at Cork University Hospital on Tuesday, November 14th 2017 of Michael White, Kinsale and Bandon. Michael (M.R.C.V.S,) had a practice in Kinsale and lived in Garrettstown. He was originally from Athea, Co. Limerick. Michael was a loving father to Eimear, Niamh, Sinead (Murray) and Ciara. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Peter Kehoe O.Carm, followed by burial to St. Eltin’s Cemetery. We extend our sincere sympathy to Michael’s daughters Eimear, Niamh, Sinead and Ciara, their mother Pat, son-in-law Bob, grandchildren Lauren, Alex and Michael, his partner Ann, brothers, sisters, relatives and a large circle of friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – McCARTHY 14th NOVEMBER
The death took place of James (Jim) McCarthy, Summercove, Kinsale on Tuesday 14th November 2017 in the loving care of the Matron and staff of Kinsale Community Hospital. Husband of May (recently deceased) and dear father of Rena, Seamus, Mary, Ann, Martina, Thomas and the late Luke. Sadly missed by his loving family, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, niece, neighbours, relatives and friends. Mass was celebrated by Fr.Peter Kehoe O.Carm followed by burial in St. Eltin’s Cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers to the McCarthy family at this time of sorrow and loss. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – McCARTHY 11th NOVEMBER
The death took place, peacefully in Kinsale Community Hospital, on Saturday 11th November 2017 of Colm McCarthy, Sleaven Park. Colm was the eldest of a family of 6. He was very well known in the community because of the many nice qualities he possessed. He was a much appreciated postman, a keen sportsman, an All Ireland Champion in cross country with the Rising Sun and Cork. A great GAA supporter, he was also involved with Kinsale Harriers. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Stan and the burial was to St. Eltin’s. We extend our deepest sympathy to his son Ger, brothers Finbarr and Michael, sisters Tess, Cathy and Eileen, grandchildren Gearoid and Roisin, in-laws, nephews, nieces, grand-nephews, grand-nieces, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – SHEEHAN 3rd NOVEMBER
The death took place peacefully on Friday 3rd November 2017 in Haven Bay Care Centre of Lily Sheehan, Higher O’Connell St. Lily and John were together for over 70 years, they lived in the UK for some time and then retired to Kinsale where Lily was involved in the Dry Cleaning business. Lily was a good woman, pleasant, practical and had a deep faith. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert, followed by burial to St. Eltin’s. We extend our deepest sympathy to her husband John, niece, cousins, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – JONES 27th OCTOBER
Sandra Jones died peacefully on Friday 27th October 2017 after a short illness in the presence of her family and in the gentle care of the staff at Marymount. Sandra, the eldest child of Mary and Denis is survived by her parents, sisters Paula, Denise and Michelle and brother Eamon. She will be deeply missed by her nieces, nephews, godchildren and extended family and friends. Sandra’s funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Eoin, followed by burial in St. Eltins. We extend our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers to Mary and Denis and the family at this time of sorrow and loss. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – McCARTHY 22nd OCTOBER
The death took place peacefully in Kinsale Community Hospital on October 22nd 2017 of May McCarthy, Summercove. May (nee Cummins) grew up in Clasheen and was the eldest of a family of eleven. She was a colourful character, wonderful wife, mother, homemaker and grandmother. She loved all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Stan. The burial was to St. Eltin’s. We extend our sincere sympathy to her husband James, daughters Rena, Mary, Ann and Martina, sons Seamus and Thomas, sisters Dora, Eileen and Josie, brothers Denis and Noel, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, neighbours, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – CORCORAN 19th OCTOBER
The death took place suddenly at her home in Haven Bay apartments of Noreen Corcoran on October 19th 2017. Noreen was a native of Kinsale. She lived in Barrack Street and worked in the pub at Brownsmills. She was always very pleasant to the customers and took good care of them. She had great faith. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Peter from the Friary. There followed a prayer service at the Island Crematorium. We extend our sincere sympathy to Noreen’s brother Dermot, sister Mairead, nephews, nieces, relatives, staff and residents at Haven Bay and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – CONNOLLY 16th OCTOBER
The death took place peacefully, on Monday 16th October, after an illness bravely borne, of Tony Connolly, Haven Hill House and Eastern Road at Marymount Hospice, Curraheen. Tony was blessed with wonderful gifts of organization and service in the world of business. A keen golfer and loyal friend, he loved his family and friends. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert, accompanied by Fr. Peter and Fr. Stan. The burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend sincere sympathy to his parents Terry and Teresa, twin brother Mark, Honor, Aunt Eileen, uncles Fr. Sean CssP, Michael, Vincent and Justin, neighbours, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – DESMOND 5th OCTOBER
The death took place, peacefully at her home, on Thursday, 5th October 2017, of Marie Desmond, Tissasson. A native of The Rock, Kinsale, Marie married Donal Desmond, Tissasson, and together they worked their farm and cared for family and extended family.
The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert. The burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery.
We extend our sincere sympathy to Marie’s family; brother Nelius, daughter Joan, sons Jerome and Finbarr, grandchildren Kenzie, Josh and Indie, niece in law Mary, friend and neighbour Ann, carer Rose, relatives and friends.
May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – HYDE 1st OCTOBER
The death took place peacefully, in Kinsale Community Hospital, in his 95th year, of Fr. Jerry Hyde, retired Parish Priest. He was born in Bandon on April 1st 1923, ordained a priest for Cork Diocese in Maynooth in 1948. He served in Southwark UK, Ballinlough, Murragh, Bantry, Kilbrittain, The Cathedral and Kinsale. He was in our Parish for over 30 years and was involved in the significant moments of many parishioners lives. Gearoid Wycherly, Chairperson of Parish Assembly, spoke before the funeral Mass of Fr. Hyde’s contribution.
The funeral Mass was celebrated by Bishop John Buckley accompanied by several priests. The burial was in Bandon. We extend our deepest sympathy to his brother Sean, sister in law Norma, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – MADDEN 23rd SEPTEMBER
The death took place at Cork University Hospital on Saturday 23rd of Paddy Madden, Friar’s Gate. Paddy was life Honorary President of the Kinsale Soccer Club and was a member of the Friary Choir and Kinsale Operatic Society. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr.Peter Kehoe O.Carm. Prior and Fr. Robert Young P.P. Paddy was buried in The Abbey cemetery alongside his late son Michael. We extend sincere sympathy to his wife, Mary, daughters Nora, Mamie, Regina, son Thomas, sons-in-law Sean, Michael and Tadgh, grandchildren Aoife, Luke, Craig, Rebecca and Eoin, brother-in-law Tim, sister-in-law Mary, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and many friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’DOWD 22nd SEPTEMBER
The death took place on Friday, 22nd September 2017 at his home in Glasson, Co. Westmeath, of Charlie O’Dowd. Charlie was born 86 years ago in Ballaghaderreen, Co. Leitrim, and, having served his time as a baker with his uncle, he came to work in Kinsale on 31st January 1951 in O’Neills Bakery. From the first moment he arrived here Charlie loved Kinsale. He settled here and made a significant contribution to the town – as a businessman, in the Town Council, Harbour Board, Yacht Club and Golf Club. He loved the sea, sport and travel. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Stan. The burial was to St. Eltin’s. We extend sincere sympathy to all his family. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – CLEARY 2nd SEPTEMBER
The death took place in Haven Bay Care Centre on 2nd September of Teresa Cleary, Dublin and Bandon. Teresa was born in Sandymount, Dublin in 1925. She had been living in Haven Bay Care Centre for the past 8 years. A woman of deep faith, she liked knitting, gardening and caring for her family. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert followed by a service at the Island Crematorium. We extend sincere sympathy to her daughter Audrey, son in law Derek, grandchildren Sean and David, sisters Carmel and Pauline, brother Fred, nephews and nieces. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – CODY 1st SEPTEMBER
The death took place, suddenly at her home, on Friday 1st September of Teresa Cody, Sean Hales Terrace. Teresa was the youngest of a family of three. Her brothers John and Jerry died in the last few years. Teresa worked in the local candle factory and had her own dry cleaning business on Main Street. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Stan. The burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend sincere sympathy to her relatives, neighbours and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – HYLAND 29th AUGUST
The death took place, peacefully, in Kinsale Community Hospital, on August 29th of John Hyland, Presentation Terrace. John was born in Liverpool 81 years ago next October. He had 3 brothers and 3 sisters. When he finished school he worked as a butcher and then with Dunlops. He married Mary O’Driscoll from Bandon and they came to live in Kinsale in 1980. Mary died in 2009. John was very outgoing, loved good conversation and singing. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert. The burial was to Clontead cemetery. We offer our deepest sympathy to John’s family: son John, daughters Shirley and Susan, daughter in law Catherine, son in law David, grandchildren Rebecca, Jake, Simon, Grace and Rachel. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – PRICE 25th AUGUST
The death took place in Kinsale Community Hospital on Friday, August 25th of Olive Price, Scilly, after a long and difficult illness. Olive was a native of Scily, the eldest in a family of three: she had two brothers, Florence and the late Donal. For twenty years Olive carried a heavy cross of illness with patience and courage. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert. The burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our sincere sympathy to her daughter Caroline, brother Florence, grandchildren Jackson and Charlie, family and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – PEREIRA 22nd AUGUST
The death took place, unexpectedly while on holiday in Kenmare, on August 22nd of Colin Pereira, Fortview. Colin was a native of the Caribbean where he and his wife Lesley had a very successful hotel business. Lesley’s parents had a home in Kinsale and when they died Colin and Lesley kept on the house and used to come here every year. Colin made a significant contribution to life in his native Caribbean at commercial, social, political and spiritual levels. A great family man, he was a man of deep faith and loved to come to Sunday Mass in our Parish church.
The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and was followed by a service at the Island Crematorium. Colin’s ashes will be buried later in his native Caribbean. We extend our sincere sympathy to his wife Lesley, sons Gregory, Gary and Ricky, in-laws, grandchildren and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – NAGLE 11th AUGUST
The death took place, peacefully in her home, of Breda Nagle, Compass Hill on 11th August 2017. Breda was born in Kinsale. She grew up on Main St. and attended the local convent school. She was an active member of the past pupils union. She was involved in speech & drama, flower arranging, an accomplished golfer and a member of the choir of Cork School of Music. Breda was pre-deceased by her husband Michael, who died on 3rd January 2017, her only sibling, Sr. Imaculata, who died on 2nd February 2017, and two sons, Michael and David. The funeral Mass was celebrated by family friend Fr. Bob Kelly O.Carm and the burial was to St. Eltin’s. We extend our deepest sympathy to Breda’s son John, daughters Elmarie and Brid, grandchildren, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – GRIFFIN 21st JULY
The death took place in Marymount Hospice on 21st July 2017 of Kevin Griffin, Ballinvaird. Kevin was a quiet man and worked in the building trade. He loved bowling and the GAA. As a passing tribute at the funeral, a friend sang Kevin’s favourite party piece the ‘Rose of Mooncoin’. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Peter Kehoe O.Carm in St. John the Baptist Church, followed by burial to Dunderrow cemetery.vWe extend our sincere sympathy to Kevin’s sisters Molly and Rita, brothers Donie and Paddy, nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – AUSTIN 8TH JUNE
Charlie Austin husband of Regina and loving father to Holly and Ben died suddenly on Thursday 8th June. Charlie was the son of Helen and the late Charlie and brother to Martin and John. His remains were received into St. John the Baptist on Tuesday 13th June and his funeral took place at 12 noon on Wednesday followed by burial to Clontead Cemetery. Charlie had a life-long interest in all things ‘trucking’ and spent his professional life at the wheel as a long distance driver. A loving family man, loyal friend and gentle mentor he will be greatly missed. We extend our sincere sympathy to his wife Regina, daughter Holly, son Ben, mother Helen, brothers Martin and John, son in law Keith, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – DALY 7TH JUNE
The death took place peacefully at Marymount Hospice on Wednesday June 7th of Deirdre Daly, Ardbrack. Deirdre and Jack had lived in Glanmire and moved to Kinsale about twenty years ago. They were loyal and faithful parishioners with a strong faith. The Funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Tom Deenihan, friend of the family, accompainied by Fr. Stan from the Friary and Fr. Robert. There followed a cremation service at the Island Crematorium. We extend our sincere sympathy to Deirdre’s husband Jack, her family Don, Richard, Ian, Carolyn, Cathal, Oli and Louise, her sixteen grandchildren, sister Irene, brothers Noel, Barry and Brendan, in laws, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May Deirdre rest in peace.

OBITUARY – PEARSON 25TH MAY
The death took place unexpectedly, in her home in Ballinacubby on Thursday May 25th 2017 of Belinda Pearson. Belinda was a much loved, respected member of our community. She was very genuine, caring and helpful to many people; to her family, where she worked, in the local schools and as a Home help. There was genuine sadness and shock in the community when people heard of her death. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Stan and the burial was in St. Eltin’s. We extend our sincere sympathy to her mother Theresa, her family Michelle, Shane, Melissa, Chantelle and Daniel, granddaughter Zoe, Partner Richard, sister, brothers, nephews and nieces.
May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – BOLLARD 17TH MAY
The death took place, peacefully, at his home in Clonleigh on May 17th of Martin Bollard. His death brought shock and sadness to our Community. Martin was the oldest of a family of four. His family, home, garden, cars and Liverpool were his interests. He was a very genuine and sincere man. The Funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert, accompanied by Fr. Stan from the Friary. The burial was to St. Eltin’s Cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife Carmel, daughters Victoria and Katie, his son Daniel, mother Margaret, brothers Padraig and Donal, sister Regina, in-laws, uncles, aunt, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – DONOVAN 12TH APRIL 2017
The death of John Donovan, Summercove took place in Cork University Hospital on Wednesday April 12th. John gave loyal and faithful service to Cork County Council looking after the roads of our area. A quiet and private man who had an interest and a great ability to fix things epecially clocks, watches and bicycles. He loved animals and to listen to country music. The funeral liturgy was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Stan. The burial was in Dunderrow Cemetery. We extend our sincere sympathy to his family, sisters Kathleen and Maureen, brother-in-law Charlie, sisters-in-law Margaret and Kay, nieces, nephews relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – BUTLER 8TH APRIL 2017
The death took place suddenly in her home in Sean Hales Terrace, Kinsale of Louise Butler on Saturday April 8th 2017. Louise was born in London but her family moved back to Kinsale when she was just nine months old. Her unexpected death has brought great sadness to her family and her many friends. There is always sadness in parting but when it is someone so young and needed by her children. It makes it so difficult. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Stan. The burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend sincere sympathy to her partner Jamie, children Jake, Callum and Eva, parents Jerry and Christina, brothers David and Gerard, Uncles, Aunts, relatives and friends. May She rest in peace.

OBITUARY – MURPHY 8TH APRIL 2017
The death took place peacefully of Des Murphy, Kilany in Cork University Hospital on Saturday April 8th 2017. Des was born in Kilany the second youngest of a family of five. People would say of Des that he had no enemies. He was good humoured. He worked in Geologistics, a Shipping Company in Copley Street, Cork. A good family man, his hobbies were road bowling, GAA and card playing in the local. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Peter and Fr. Stan and the burial was in St.Eltin’s cemetery. We extend sincere sympathy to his wife Mary, daughter Susan, her fiance Eoin, brothers Kevin and Vincent, sisters Imelda and Monica, in-laws, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – KELLY 25TH MARCH 2017
The death took place peacefully in his home in Meadowlands, Kinsale on Saturday March 25th 2017 of Kieran Kelly. He was a native of Portumna, Co. Galway. He worked in the buildings in England and here in Ireland. He loved Irish music, dancing, Gaelic football and hurling. He was a good family man and a man of deep faith. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and Fr. Stan Hession and the burial was to St. Eltin’s Cemetery. We extend our sympathy to his family, his wife Una, daughters Bernadette, Geraldine, Michelle, Jacqui, son David, sons in law, grandchildren, sister, brother, sister-in-law, family and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – MULCAIR 5TH MARCH 2017
William (Willie, Pop) Mulcair died peacefully in the early hours of Sunday morning, 5th March in his 91st year. A baker by profession, who loved the garden, he was also able to turn his hand to many things. He loved a social gathering and had a special grá for the dance floor. William is much missed by his family, especially by his adoring grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We extend our heartfelt sorrow and condolence at this time to Joan, his wife of 65 years and to his children Marion, William, Patrick and Martin, to the extended family his neighbours and friends. William was buried in Douglas Cemetery following Requiem Mass celebrated by Fr. Eoin, assisted by Fr. Paul Graham & Fr. Frank McAleese (Whitefriar Street). ‘Rest now for your good deeds go before you.’ (Rev 14:13).

OBITUARY – O’CALLAGHAN 5TH MARCH 2017
The death took place peacefully in Marymount Hospice, Cork on Sunday March 5th 2017 of Elizabeth O’Callaghan, Assumption Terrace. Elizabeth was born here in Kinsale. Her family had a fish shop – O’Brien’s Fish Shop. Elizabeth was a gentle, private, generous person. A woman of great faith, she loved her family and was a great wife and mother. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Peter and the burial was to St. Eltin’s Cemetery. We extend sincere sympathy to her husband Denis, son Patrick, daughters Julie, Denise, Sharon. Grandchildren Lisa-Marie, Tadhg, Aoife, Sophie and Rory, in-laws, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’CONNOR 15TH FEBRUARY 2017
The death took place peacefully in Cork Universtiy Hospital of Mary O’Connor, Butcher’s Row on Wednesday February 15th 2017. Mary was a native of Cahir. She worked in Shannon Airport Duty Free, ran a hair salon and from 1972 worked in Cashs in Cork. Her sister Ann lived in Kinsale and Mary came to live with her. She was a deeply religious woman, loving and kind. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert Young and the burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to her brothers, Paddy and Joe, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, grand nephews, grandnieces, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – ARNOPP 3RD FEBRUARY 2017
The death took place peacefully in Care Choice Nursing Home, Dungarvan, of Josie Arnopp on Friday Febraury 3rd 2017. Josie was born in Kinsale 93 years ago and lived with her grandmother. She was the eldest of her family. She emigrated to England where she met her husband Michael Arnopp, seaman and a native of Kinsale. Michael and Josie returned to Kinsale in 2001. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and the burial was in St. Multose Church Yard. We extend our deepest sympathy to her brothers Noel, Jer, Paddy, sisters Nora, Susie, Lena, in laws, nephews and nieces, grand-nephews and grand-nieces, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – COTTER 2ND FEBRUARY 2017
It was with deep regret Kinsale Beacon learned of the death of Fr. John Cotter on the 2nd February. Fr. John was curate in Kinsale from 1986 to 1991. During his time here in addition to his many priestly duties with the help of a few parishioners he produced a weekly newsletter, the predecessor of the Beacon. Fr. John was born in Caherkirkey, Rossmore. He later came to live in Crowhill, Upton. At the time of his death he was retired Parish Priest of St. Patrick’s Church, Lower Road, Cork. His funeral Mass and burial took place in Knockavilla last Monday 6th February. He was predeceased by his brother Sylvester. To his sisters Dolly, Nora, Peggy, Breda, Anna, his brothers Richard and Willie, family and friends we extend our deepest sympathy.

OBITUARY – ALLMAN 23RD JANUARY 2017
The death took place, peacefully in his home of Ruben Allman (aged 8 years) on Monday, January 23rd 2017. Ruben was a beautiful child who won the hearts of all who came in contact with him. He had a very faithful assistance dog Oscar. The Funeral Mass was celebrated on Wednesday, January 25th by Fr. Robert Young accompanied by Fr. Peter and Fr. Stan from the Friary. We extend our deepest sympathy to his parents, Aileen and David, sister Millie, brothers Louis and Corey, grandparents Dan and Mary O’Connell and John and Nora Allman, uncles, aunts, cousins, teachers and friends at Scoil Cara and all the children on the green at St. Eltin’s Wood. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – ARNOPP 15TH JANUARY 2017
The death took place in Cork University Hospital on 15th January of Margaret Arnopp, Ardbrack. Margaret worked in the local labour exchange, Seamus O’Neill Hardware and then was one of the first Irish employees of Graepels. She was the Company Secretary and Administrative Manager and always had the company’s interest at heart. Her hobbies were rugby and opera. She regularly went to Landsdowne Road to matches and abroad to the opera. She was a woman of great faith, was a collector at the 12.00 noon Mass in the Parish Church. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Stan Hessian accompanied by Canon John K O’Mahony. The burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our sincere sympathy to her sister Sheila, friends Sheila Peters, Margaret and Simon. May Margaret now rest in peace together with her late parents Robert and Nora and recently deceased brother Michael. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – NAGLE 3RD JANUARY 2017
The death took place peacefully in his home on Compass Hill, Kinsale of Michael Nagle on Tuesday January 3rd 2017. Michael was a native of Kilavullen and worked with Tedcastles Oil Company in Cork. He was a good sportsman and much loved and respected in Kinsale. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert, accompanied by Fr. Bob Kelly and Fr. Stan Hession. The burial was in St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our sincere sympathy to his wife Breda, son John, daughters Elmarie and Bríd, grandchildren, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – SPILLANE 28th DECEMBER 2016
Mary Spillane (nee O’Donovan) Carrigaline and Kinsale, Cork. On December 28th, and surrounded by members of her precious family, Mary Spillane sadly passed away, after a short period in the East Surrey Hospital, Redhill. Previously in the excellent care of the Matron and staff of Wellcross Grange, Horsham, West Sussex. Wife of the late Josie Spillane, and predeceased by her brother Jerry (O’ Donovan), Mary was the beloved mother of Anne, Nicky, Eddie and Maria, mother-in-law of David, Valentina and Ian, and a loving grandmother to James, Matthew and William. Mary was born in Scilly, later she emigrated to England. She returned to her native Kinsale and lived in the Guardwell. Illness forced her return to England to be with her family. Mary’s removal took place on Thursday 19th. Requiem Mass was celebrated by Fr.Peter Kehoe O.Carm. Burial took place in to St. Eltins Cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to her family. May she rest in peace

OBITUARY – O’CONNELL 18TH DECEMBER 2016
The death took place peacefully in Haven Bay Care Centre on Sunday Dec 18th 2016 of Ann O’Connell. She was a native of Cahir, Co. Tipperary. She worked in Dublin where she met her late husband, Denis, who was a chemist from Skibbereen. They moved to Kinsale in 1972 and had a chemist shop, O’Sullivans. Ann was a wonderful wife, mother , a great home maker and had great taste. Denis died 22 years ago and this brought a huge change to Ann’s life. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr Robert accompanied by Fr. Eoin Moore and the burial was to St. Eltins. We extend our deepest sympathy to her family, Deirdre, Denis, Barry, Brian, Carol, Patrick, her grand children, sister Mary, brothers Paddy and Joe, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – MYLES 13TH DECEMBER 2016
The death took place peacefully at Kinsale Community Hospital on Tuesday 13th December 2016 of Mary Myles, Guardwell Homes. Mary was a native of Tipperary but lived in Kinsale for many years. She worked in the boarding school in the convent. She had a great interest in Tipperary hurling and could name each one on the team. She was kind and sincere. Mary was a special friend to the late Brendan Murphy, Horsehill, Dunderrow. The Funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert, accompanied by Canon John K O’Mahony and the burial was in St. Eltins Cemetery. We extend our sincere sympathy to her Kinsale Family and friends and neighbours especially Margaret and the Sisters of Mercy in the local Convent. May she rest in peace

OBITUARY – MADDEN 10TH DECEMBER 2016
The death took place peacefully at her home in Butchers Row on Saturday Dec 10th 2016 of Frances Madden. Everyone knew her as Francie. She had been at the Christmas Carol Concert in the Church on the previous night. Francie was a native of Kinsale, had worked in Alexanders Paper shop, Actons, now Bolands Shop, and Supervalu. She looked after her parents and her sister Nora. She was involved in the Friary Choir, Parish Choir, Choral and Opera Society. She was a founder member of the Kinsale Credit Union and served on the committee for many years. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert, accompanied by Fr. Peter and Stan. The burial was to St. Eltins. We offer our deepest sympathy to her brother Paddy, sister in law, Mary, nephews, nieces, grand nephews, grand nieces, nieces-in-law, neighbours, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – JONES 12TH NOVEMBER 2016
May Jones late of Cork St. died at her home surrounded by her devoted and loving family late on Saturday evening Nov 12th. May lived a long life battling set-backs, bereavements and finally ill-health. Kay, Triona, their families together with Teddy gave her sterling attention. Despite all the curtailments of war and rationing, she provided a snug home and the best for her family whom she cherished. Through her long life she was sustained and comforted by her Mass, the Friary, her Prayer-book. She mastered her speed dial mobile to keep track of family and her dancing and her love of Man United were legendary. To her sister Anne, her sons Tommie and Denis with their partners, her daughter Kay and husband Jerry, grandchildren and great grandchidren, her nieces and nephews and her wide circle of friends and neighbours, the Parish Clergy and Religious offer prayerful sympathy. Fr. Stan led the funeral Mass assisted by Fr. Robert Young, while Canon George Murphy, Fr. Eoin and Canon O’Mahony attended. Fr. Eoin led the Prayer Service at the Island Crematorium. May she rest in peace

OBITUARY – THUILLIER 13TH NOVEMBER 2016
The death took place on Sunday November 13th 2016 at Marymount Hospice of Clíona Thuillier, nee Cummins, Douglas and Kinsale. This was a death that brought deep sadness to everyone who heard about it. Cliona and the love of her life David were married only three and a half years. They had met eleven years ago on the 13th of November. Death is never easy to deal with but with someone in the prime of life who had enriched so many people in different ways, it is particularly difficult. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Brendan Crowley, Clonmel, a great friend to the family. He was accompanied by Fr Peter, Carmelite Prior, Kinsale. This was followed by a prayer service at the Island Crematorium. We extend our deepest sympathy to her husband David, parents Ray and Bernadette, sister Cara, brother William, brothers-in-law Liam and John, nieces, Parents-in-law, Godmother, aunts uncles, cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends. May she rest in peace

OBITUARY – AHERN 2ND NOVEMBER 2016
The death took place peacefully on Wednesday November 2nd 2016 in Kinsale Community Hospital of Richard Ahern, St. Eltin’s Terrace/Kinsale Community Hospital. Richard had been very happy in the hospital for a number of years and he was extremely well looked after there. He was a great character, had an inherent decency, all who knew him, loved him and appreciated him. He was predeceased by his two brothers William and Thomas and his late sister Lena.The funeral Mass was celebratd by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Stan. The burial was in St. Eltin’s Cemetery. To his Aunt, Nephews, Nieces, sister in law, neighbours, relatives and friends we extend our deepest sympathy. May he rest in peace

OBITUARY – CROSBIE 31ST OCTOBER 2016
The death took place peacefully in Haven Bay Care Centre, Kinsale of Joan Crosbie, Summercove on Monday October 31st 2016. Joan was born in Dublin in 1925 and came to live in Cork when she married George Crosbie. The family came to live in Summercove several years ago. Joan was a loyal and faithful parishioner here in Kinsale. She was involved in the Parish Church Choir, meals on wheels and several local community groups.
The funeral mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert Young. The burial was in St Eltin’s Cemetery.
To her family: Anne, Jean, Alan, Susan, Pat, Una, Paul and Philip, grand children and great grand children we extend our deepest sympathy. May she rest in peace

OBITUARY – HARRINGTON 23RD OCTOBER 2016
The death took place in Cork University Hospital on Sunday 23rd October of Micheàl Harrington, Market Place. Micheàl was born in July 1937 and sadly on Christmas of that year his father Jack died of a burst appendix, leaving Micheàl’s mother to rear three small children. Micheàl knew a lot of suffering in his life, especially with his ill health. He did well in school and was very bright, he had great faith and was a regular at daily Mass. His faith helped him carry his cross. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert, accompanied by Fr. Peter from the Friary, followed by a service at the Island Crematorium. To his nephews, niece , family and friends , we extend our sincere sympathy. May he Rest in Peace

OBITUARY – QUIGLEY 9TH OCTOBER 2016
The death took place on Sunday, 9th October 2016 of Tom Quigley, “The Old Bakery”, Lower O’Connell Street and late of Glasheen and Co.Wexford. Tom was a retired member of An Garda Siochana and was stationed in Cork. Tom led a very full life and while a serving member of An Garda he started a Scout Group in Togher and was chairperson of that Group. Tom interests included boxing, scouting, bee keeping, toastmasters, the Men’s Shed, and he was a very proud Wexford man. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Peter Kehoe and assisted by Mgr. Finbarr O’Leary representing the Men’s Shed, followed by cremation at the Island Crematorium. We extend our deepest sympathy to Tom’s wife Chrissie, his children Frank, Brian, Sinead, Aedin, Colm and Cian, grandchildren, god-daughter, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace

OBITUARY – O’REGAN 9TH OCTOBER 2016
The death took place on Sunday, 9th October 2016 of Margaret O’Regan, Puckane. Margaret knew a lot of suffering in her life. She was widowed in 1997 when her husband died suddenly and she was left to look after her family which she did very well. Margaret loved the outdoor life – farming, gardening, looking after cattle, hens and chickens. She was a quiet, private kind of person and it was her wish that she would have a private funeral. Fr. Robert officiated at the funeral and the burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery.
We extend our deepest sympathy to her family: daughters Mary, Mairead, Sinead and son Denis, grandchildren T.J., Calum, Darragh, Saoirse, Colin, Stephen, Sadhbh and Siobhra.
May she rest in peace

OBITUARY – BARTLE 1st. OCTOBER, 2016
The death took place at Cork University Hospital on 1st October 2016 of Bill Bartle, Barrack Green. Bill was born in Yorkshire, UK. After leaving school he worked in the local Woolen Mills as a wool sorter. He then joined the British Army for National Service and he served in Malaysia. He married Beryl in 1962. They adopted 5 children and fostered 54 children. One of these was a special needs child who was Irish and eventually cared for in the Queen of the Angels in Cork. Bill and Beryl used to come to visit the child and eventually moved here in 1985. Bill worked in the Town Council. He was gifted in doing the flower baskets. He retired 13 years ago. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Peter and the burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We offer our deepest sympathy to the Bartle family. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – LEAHY 11th. SEPTEMBER, 2016
The death took place in Kinsale Community Hospital of Sunday, 14th September 2016 of Chris Leahy, Bandon Road. Chris’s mother died when she was a baby and she was raised by an aunt. She travelled widely but when an aunt of hers got ill she came back to Kinsale to look after her. She worked in local hotels where she was known for her efficiency and good work. She was a woman of great faith and was truly charitable in reaching out to others in many ways. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and the burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to her nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – ARNOPP 15th. AUGUST, 2016
The death took place suddenly, at his home, on August 15th 2016 of Michael Arnopp, Ardbrack. Michael had worked in the Lighthouse, Charlesfort for 55 years. He had a love of animals, especially dogs. He also worked at gardening, building, plumbing and electrical. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Peter from the Friary. The burial was to St. Eltins Cemetery. To his sisters Margaret and Sheila, friend Sheila Peters, cousins, neighbours, relatives and friends we extend our deepest sympathy. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – DUGGAN 22nd. JULY, 2016
The death took place, after a long illness, on July 22nd 2016 in Cork University Hospital of Denis Duggan, Ballinacurra. Denis was born in Cork city and married Kathleen Fitzgerald, a native of Kinsale. They lived and worked in the USA but came back to Kinsale regularly. They were best friends to each other as well as husband and wife. They were both good workers and blessed with a happy home. The burial service, led by Fr. Robert, took place privately in Tissasson cemetery on Saturday, July 23rd. To Denis’ daughters Denise and Darlene, grandchildren Alice, Katie, Carolina and Grace, in-laws, brother, nephews and nieces, we offer our deepest sympathy. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – SHORTEN 21st. JULY, 2016
The death took place on Thursday 21st July in Kinsale Community Hospital of Liam Shorten, Blindgate. Liam grew up in the Commons Road, Cork and worked in banking all his life. He served in many countries including Ireland, UK, India and a number of African countries. He retired here to Kinsale. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and this was followed by a service in the Island Crematorium. We extend our deepest sympathy to his family: Barbara, Margaret, Elaine, Mary, his grandchildren Rachel, Jodie, Nikki and Katryn, son in law Tedd, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’REGAN 29th. JUNE, 2016
The death took place at Kinsale Community Hospital on 29th June of Very Rev William O’Regan, late of Market Street, Kinsale. Predeceased by his loving sisters Sr. Patricia and Sr. Kathleen and brother Donal. Sadly missed by his fellow Clergy, relatives and friends. Fr. William was ordained in Maynooth College in 1952. He worked in Australia for a number of years before returning to Germany and England where he taught in a number of schools. He returned to his native Kinsale. Fr. William’s remains were removed on Friday 1st July at 6pm to St. John the Baptist Church, Kinsale. Requiem Mass was celebrated by Fr. Peter Kehoe O.Carm and Fr Liam O’Regan on Saturday 2nd July at 2.30pm, burial took place to St. Eltins Cemetery. Canon Tom Kelleher and Canon George Murphy presided at the Funeral Mass.

OBITUARY – COUGHLAN 24th. JUNE, 2016
The death took place on 24th June of Barry Coughlan, Ardbrack, formerly of Cheshire, U.K. Barry as a young man joined the British Army and served overseas. He was a member of the Household Cavalry many of Barry’s comrades travelled to Kinsale for the funeral ceremony. He is deeply mourned and sadly missed by his loving wife Philomena, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and large circle of dear friends. Requiem Mass was celebrated by Fr. Peter Kehoe O.Carm on Saturday July 2nd at 12.30pm in St. John the Baptist Church, Kinsale. Funeral afterwards to St. Multose Churchyard. Family flowers only, donations if desired the the R.N.L.I. Kinsale Lifeboat.

OBITUARY – McCOURT 21st. JUNE, 2016
The death took place at Cork University Hospital on 21st June, of Tom McCourt, Dunderrow. Thomas (Tom) was born in Enniskerry, Co.Wicklow. As a young boy his family moved to North of Ireland. He lived at Marshalls Flats and Dunderrow. He will be sadly missed by his loving brothers Harry and Liam, sisters Elizabeth, Frances and Anne, uncle, nephews, nieces, relatives and a wide circle of friends. Tom was well known around the town, as a Stonemason he worked and built many stone walls in the Kinsale, Cork and Waterford area. Tom’s remains were received into the St. John the Baptist Church on 23rd June. Requiem Mass was celebrated by Fr. Peter Kehoe O.Carm at 2pm, followed by cremation at The Island Crematorium, Ringaskiddy. Toms Ashes will be buried in Enniskerry, Co.Wicklow.

OBITUARY – HUGHES 1st. JUNE, 2016
The death took place peacefully in Rosenalee Nursing Home, Ballincollig on June 1st, of Noreen Hughes (nee O’Neill), Mansfields Lands. Noreen was born here in Kinsale, went to work in a hospital in England, later went to Africa where she did hotel management, returned to England and did book-keeping, then returned home to Kinsale. A woman of great faith she spent a lot of time before the Lord in our church. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert acommpanied by Fr. Stan from the Friary. The burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to her brother Sean, sister Betty in the USA, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’DRISCOLL 1st. JUNE, 2016
The death took place in Marymount Hospice, Cork on June 1st, 2016 of John O’Driscoll, St. Eltin’s Terrace. John was the youngest of a large family. He worked at fishing, farm labouring and balsa wood. He liked road bowling and won many trophies in the sport. He played the accordion and mouth organ. He liked horses and having a flutter on them.
The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and the burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery.We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife Carmel, family Kathleen, Phil, Helena, John-Paul, Elizabeth and James, in-laws, grandchildren, brother Patrick, sister Lizzie, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – CURRAN 17th. MAY, 2016
The death took place, in his home, of John Curran, Butchers Row, on Tuesday 17th May. John comes from a family of several generations living here in Kinsale. His family donated land for the building of the Vocational School – now the third level college on Bandon Road. John had a hackney business for several years and worked in Eli Lilly for many years. When he retired in 1986 he took up gardening and was successful at it. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Stan from the Friary. The burial was in the Abbey cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife Mary, sons Anthony, Oliver, Vincent, daughter Joanne, grandsons Michael and Andrew, in-laws, sister Eileen in Boston, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and good friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – McCARTHY 15th. MAY, 2016
The death took place peacefully in the Bon Secours Hospital, Cork on 15th May 2016 of Anselm McCarthy, Barrack Street, and late of Nohoval. Anselm was a great worker from a young age and for many years worked in Eli Lilly. His interests were his family and the Ballyfeard Harrier Club and the friends he knew there. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Stan from the Friary. The burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We express our sincere sympathy to his wife Noreen, daughters Ann and Deirdre, sons Brian and Kieran, grandchildren, brother Pat and his wife, his nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’DRISCOLL 3rd. MAY, 2016
The death took place in Kinsale Community Hospital, on Tuesday 3rd May 2016 of Michael O’Driscoll. Michael is from a family with a long sea faring tradition. He was a survivor, he was torpedoed a number of times and ship wrecked. Thankfully he lived to tell the story. Michael had a great love of the sea, fishing and shooting. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Eoin Moore from the Friary. The burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to his sons Paul, Gerard, Richard, daughter Marion, in-laws, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousin and good friend Jack, relatives, neighbours and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’KEEFFE 27th. APRIL, 2016
The death took place, peacefully, at Cork University Hospital, on Wednesday 27th April 2016 of Christopher O’Keeffe, Ballinacurra. Christopher was the last in a family of eight to go to God. He worked in the garage business, was a keen GAA supporter and a man of deep personal faith. The funeral Mass was celebrated by an tAth Tomás Ó Murchú accompanied by Fr. Eoin Moore from the Friary and Fr. Robert. The burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to his nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – CANTILLON 13th. APRIL, 2016
The death took place, peacefully after an illness, at the Mercy Hospital, Cork on 13th April 2016 of Brendan Cantillon, Market Place. Brendan worked in supermarket management and ran a shop on Market Street. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Eoin. This was followed by cremation at the Island Crematorium, Ringaskiddy.
We extend our deepest sympathy to his family and loved ones: Jonathon, Aisling, Courtney, Nora, Greg, Anne, nephews, niece, cousins, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – BRETT 8th. APRIL, 2016
The death took place in Cork University Hospital on Friday April 8th 2016 of Gabrielle Brett (nee Hunt), Abbeyview. Gabrielle was born and reared in Tissaxon, the fourth in a family of six. She was much loved and respected by family, friends and all who knew her. She worked for many years in Bolands shop. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert, accompanied by Fr. Eoin from the Friary. The burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to her family: Fiona, David and Louise, her grandchildren, sisters Carmel, Margaret, Evelyn, brothers John and Eamonn, in-laws, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – CLANCY 4th. APRIL, 2016
The death took place, suddenly, at his home, on Monday April 4th 2016 of Michael P. Clancy, Sandycove. His death brought great shock and sadness to all who knew him. Michael was much loved by his family. He was generous with his time with his grandchildren. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Michael O’Mahony PP Courceys, accompanied by Fr. Dave McCauliffe, Chaplain CIT. There followed cremation at the Island Crematorium. We extend our deepest sympathy to his family: Mags, Keith and Shane, his grandchildren, sisters Brenda, Valerie, Sandra, Ann, Patricia and Denise, extended family and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – KEOGH 25th. MARCH, 2016
The death took place peacefully at the Mercy University Hosptial, Cork, on Good Friday 25th March 2016 of Gabrielle Keogh, Compass Quay. Gabrielle was born in Kinsale, the eldest of a family of five. She was much loved by her family, friends and local community. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and the burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to her family, husband Liam, daughters Olivia, Fiona and Maeve, sons in law John, Brian and Ger, nine grandchildren, sisters, brothers, in laws, nephews, nieces, neighbours and friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – McCARTHY 21st. MARCH, 2016
The death took place at Cork University Hosptial on March 21st of John McCarthy, Jagoes Mills. John worked with farmers and then in Graepel’s factory. A tall strong man, people spoke fondly of him as a ‘gentleman’. Sadly, his wife Kitty died soon after he had retired. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and the burial was to Dunderrow cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to sons Edward and Sean, daughters in law Bernie and Sheila, grandchildren Elizabeth and Kieth, nephews, nieces, neighbours and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – TOBIN 15th. MARCH, 2016
The death took place peacefully, surrounded by her family in the Bons Secours Hosptial, Cork, of Louise Tobin, Meadowlands, on Tuesday 15th March 2016. A native of Kinsale, Louise was blessed with many gifts and talents. She worked in Leinster House using her gift of languages with inter-party delegations to other countries. She worked with UCC promoting the college internationally. She was part of our Parish Church Choir. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr.Peter from the Friary, Fr. Kieron from Ballinhassig and Fr. Joe Egan from the Diocese of Cashel and Emly. The burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to her sisters Helan and Rena, brothers Jim, Michael and Frank, in-laws, aunt, nephews, nieces and loyal friends. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – SHANNON 2nd. MARCH, 2016
The death took place peacefully at Cork University Hospital on Wednesday March 2nd of Rachel Shannon, late of Ballinacubby. Rachel knew a lot of suffering in her life. She was greatly loved by family, relatives, friends and people who knew her. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Peter from the Friary. The burial was to St. Eltin’s. To Rachel’s daughters Raquel and Tracey, nephews, niece, relatives, especially Donie and Liz, and friends, we extend our sincere sympathy. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – DESMOND 11th. FEBRUARY, 2016
The death took place at Cork University Hospital on February 11th of Philomena (Phil) Desmond, Ardbrack. Many people in the community were saddened by the death of Phil. She was respected and loved in the community. Born in Scilly, Phil went to the local convent school, worked in the Kyre factory, went working to England, then worked in a local toy shop. Phil loved children and so was good at her job. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Eoin from the Friary. The burial was to St. Eltin’s. To Phil’s sister Eileen, brother in law Christy, niece Fiona, nephews Jimmy and David, also Noreen, Regina and John, grandnephews, great-grandnephew, neighbours, relatives and friends, we extend our sincere sympathy. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’REGAN 9th. JANUARY, 2016
The death took place, peacefully, in Kinsale Community Hospital on 9th January of Neilus O’Regan, Catholic Walk. At the funeral Mass, Dermot Collins spoke of Neilus’ great contribution in life to his family, the Kinsale faith community and the GAA. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Neilus’ brother Canon Liam, accompanied by several concelebrants. Bishop John Buckley presided. The burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. To his wife Phil, daughters Mairead and Rosaleen, grandchildren Grace and Niamh, brother Canon Liam, sister Sr. Gabriel, sisters in law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends, we extend our deepest sympathy. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – McNAMARA 7th. JANUARY, 2016
The death took place, peacefully, at Marymount Hospice on 7th January of Patricia (Pat) McNamara, St. Joseph’s Terrace. She was a native of Bandon Road, Kinsale and always had a very positive outlook on life. She was a great homemaker together with Donie. They were a great team. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert. There was a private cremation afterwards at the Island Crematorium. To her husband Donie, family Anne, William and Mary, grandchildren Emma, Adam, Rebecca, Georgina, Michael, Matthew and Jonathon, in-laws, nephew, nieces, friend Eileen, relatives and friends, we extend our deepest sympathy. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – THORPE 26th. DECEMBER, 2015
The sudden death of David Thorpe on 26th December 2015 came as a great shock to his family, loved ones and friends. He would have been 48 years old on his next birthday in January. In a message on the funeral booklet, Merle Thorpe, David’s mother, said that due to current circumstances, she was unable to attend her son’s burial. He will always be in her heart and prayers. There were messages too from David’s family and friends. The funeral was celebrated by Fr. Robert. The burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. To David’s family in Kinsale, Cork, London and Jamaica, we extend our deepest sympathy. May he rest in peace

OBITUARY – WHITE 29th. NOVEMBER, 2015
The death took place unexpectedly in Thailand on 29th November 2015 of Teddy White. Teddy was a taxi driver who lived at Market Street. He was interested in golf and meeting with family and friends. He was happy in a crowd. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and the burial was to Barnahely cemetery, Ringaskiddy. We extend our deepest sympathy to his family, brothers Alan, Pat, Justin, sisters Mary and Breda, in-laws, nephews, niece, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – CORCORAN 27th. NOVEMBER, 2015
The death took place suddenly at his home on Friday 27th November 2015 of Michael Corcoran, Kilcaw. Michael was the fourth in a family of eight. He worked at fishing and making model boats. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Stan Heission. The burial was to Clontead cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to his brothers Owen, Paddy, Denis, John, Ted, his sister Mary, brother in law Maurice, nephews Edward and James, niece Miranda, grandniece Ruby-Rose, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – HURLEY (Nee HEMLOCK) 24th. NOVEMBER, 2015
The death took place in Cork University Hospital on 24th November 2015 of Eileen Hurley, Jagoes Mills. Her death was a great shock to her family and the whole community who knew her well. Eileen was a great worker, had a very pleasant personality, was a tonic to meet, she loved her fashion, singing and dancing. She loved her family. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert, accompanied by Fr. Stan and Ath. Tomás. The burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to Eileen’s five sons: Martin, John, Gerard, Noel and Brendan, daughter Miriam, grandchildren, sisters Lily and Maura, brothers Timothy and Michael, in-laws, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – MCCARTHY 9th. NOVEMBER, 2015
The death took place peacefully in Kinsale Community Hospital on 9th November of Michael McCarthy, Sleaveen Park. Michael was a native of Kinsale, following his father’s footsteps, he joined the Merchant Navy. After 6 years he came back to Kinsale and worked delivering milk and bread in the town. He loved fishing, sailing and his family. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and the burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. To Michael’s wife Maura, daughter Evelyn, sons Anthony, Brian and Derek, sisters Joan and Phyllis, grandchildren, in-laws, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends we extend our deepest sympathy. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – HELLSTERN 31st. OCTOBER, 2015
The death took place peacefully at Marymount Hospice on 31st Oct 2015 of Hans Hellstern, Kinsale and Schwenningen, Germany. Hans was born near the beautiful Black Forest area of Germany. He and his wife Rosita came to Ireland in the late 1970’s and had the Stern Plastics Co. here in Kinsale. Hans was very involved in sailing, vintage cars and other things. He made a big contribution to Kinsale and to the local yacht club. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Stan from the Friary and the burial was to St. Eltin’s. To his wife Rosita, daughter Evelyn, son Matthias, son-in-law Ciaran, daughter-in-law Aoife, grandchildren Aaron, David, Cillian and Ronan, brother Peter, sisters Gudrun, Annette and Gisela we extend our deepest sympathy. May he rest in peace

OBITUARY – KIELY 30th. OCTOBER, 2015
The death took place in Cramers Court Nursing Home, Belgooly on Friday 30th October of Margaret Kiely, The Rock. Margaret’s mother died when the family were still young. She worked as a secretary and lived in England and italy for 30 years. She was a very religious person and was part of the prayer group. Ill health meant she was in Cramers Court for the last ten years. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert. The burial was to St. Eltins. To her sister Marie, brother Nelius, nephews Jerome and Finbarr, niece Joan, relatives and friends we extend our deepest sympathy. May she rest in peace

OBITUARY – O’CALLAGHAN 21st. OCTOBER, 2015
The death took place in Cork University Hospital on 21st October of John (Sporty) O’Callaghan, Bandon Road. A native of Castetown-Kinneigh, John came to work in Kinsale. A great family man, he had a keen interest in sport. He was Chairman of Kinsale Harriers, was interested in point-to-point racing, road bowling, football and darts. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert, Fr. Eoin and Fr. Michéal from the Friary. The burial took place in Dunderrow cemetery. To his wife Josie, son Sean, daughters Amanda and Michelle, in laws. Grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends we extend our deepest sympathy. May he rest in peace

OBITUARY – CROWLEY 23rd. SEPTEMBER, 2015
The death took place peacefully in Kinsale Community Hospital after a long illness on Wednesday 23rd September of Kathleen Crowley, Short Quay. Kathleen had a grocery business and was married to Dave Crowley. A woman of great faith, she did a lot of good in her life helping out in the community. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert, accompanied by Fr. Peter, Prior, Carmelite Community and Fr. Stan. The burial was to St. Eltin’s. To her daughter Anne, son in law Michael, grandsons David and Michael, nephews, nieces, sisters in law, relatives and friends, we extend our deepest sympathy. May she rest in peace

OBITUARY – O’DONOVAN 11th. SEPTEMBER, 2015
The death took place in Haven Bay Care Centre on Friday 11th September 2015 of Mary O’Donovan (nee O’Connell), Chairmans Lane. Mary was a native of Kinsale, the family lived in Scilly and then moved to Barrack Green. She worked in O’Neills Bakery and she was also a weaver. Mary and her late husband Patrick moved to England as Patrick was in the Navy. Some years after Patrick had died, Mary moved back to Kinsale in 1988 and spent the last few years in Haven Bay Care Centre. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and the burial was to St. Eltin’s. We offer our sincere sympathy to her family, Kathleen, Kieran, Rory, Terence, sister Patsy, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace

OBITUARY – QUINLAN 7th. SEPTEMBER, 2015
The death took place peacefully on 7th September in the local Community Hospital of Sr. Patricia Quinlan, Convent of Mercy. Sr. Patricia was a native of Emly, Co. Tipperary. She entered the Mercy Convent in Passage on 24th September 1939 and made her final profession on 26th March 1945. She trained as a primary teacher and later did a BA and HDip in Education in UCC. She taught in Passage, Monkstown, and later in the local Convent secondary school. Totally dedicated to her teaching work, she also loved history and had several articles published in the Kinsale Record. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Nicolas, Fr. Eoin, Fr. Stan, Canon John K and Canon George. The burial was to St. Eltins. To her nephews, niece and Mercy Sisters in the congregation, we offer our deepest sympathy. May she rest in peace

OBITUARY – CROWLEY 14th. AUGUST, 2015
The death took place peacefully in the Kinsale Community Hospital on 14th August 2015 of Eily Crowley, The Glen. Eily was a native of Kinsale and worked all her life in the family pub business Herlihys. She was much loved and respected in the community. Predeceased by her husband Peter and daughter Carol, she spent the last while in the local community hospital. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Stan and the burial was to St. Eltins. To her family Liz, Pat and Michael, sisters Joan, Phil and Sheila, brother Donal, grandchildren, great-grandchild, friend Packie, in-laws, nephews, nieces and friends, we extend our deepest sympathy. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – FITZGERALD 9th. AUGUST, 2015
The death took place on 9th August 2015, peacefully, after a short illness of Tom Fitzgerald, Knocknacurra, Kinsale. Tom was a native of Bantry and came to work in Kinsale as a young man for one year and stayed for the rest of his life. He was a keen sportsman, of quiet disposition, loved and respected by all who knew him. The Funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and Tom’s cousin Fr. Dermot Brennan OP of Pope’s Quay, followed by cremation at the Island Crematorium. We offer our deepest sympathy to the Fitzgerald family, Gearoid, Mary, Kevin and Noel, Tom’s brothers and sisters, his grandchildren, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace

OBITUARY – O’KEEFFE O’LEARY 23rd. JULY, 2015
The death took place at Kinsale Community Hospital on 23rd July 2015 of Mary O’Keeffe O’Leary, Guardwell Homes. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Bob Kelly O.Carm and burial was to St. Patrick’s, Nohoval. During the Mass Mary’s son Jim spoke of how Mary loved to sing and dance, and he thanked the staff of Kinsale Community Hospital for the wonderful care Mary received. To her daugher Sheila, sons Jim and Joe, step-daughters, daughter in law, son in law, grandchildren, sisters Nancy, Kay and Rose, sister in law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends we extend our deepest sympathy. May she rest in peace

OBITUARY – HEALY 22nd. JULY, 2015
The death took place suddenly at his home on 22nd July 2015 of Finntan Healy, Barrack Green. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Bob Kelly O.Carm. During the Mass Finntan’s brother Kieran spoke of how Finntan loved and adored his children and how he had a childlike quality that made him an excellent father. The burial was to Templetrine cemetery.
To parents Dawn and Denis, his partner Paula, children Tuathla, Tadgh and Oisin, brothers Kieran, Timothy and Garvan, relatives and friends, we extend our sincere sympathy. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – McCARTHY 6th. JULY, 2015
The death took place at Cork University Hospital on 6th July 2015 of Benjamin McCarthy, formerly of Lower O’Connell Street. Ben was a member of an old Kinsale family, who endeared themselves through their generosity of spirit. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Bob Kelly O.Carm accompanied by Canon John K O’Mahony and the burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. To Terry Connolly, Eileen Hogan, daughter in law Teresa, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews, grand nephews, grand nieces and extended family we extend our prayerful sympathy. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – HURLEY 16th. JUNE, 2015
The death took place peacefully in his home in Mandeville Terrace on 16th June 2015 of Eddie Hurley. Eddie grew up on the Bandon Road and was the 3rd in a family of 5. He worked in Collins Carrigaline, Atlantic Yachts in Pearse Street, Henry Goods and for 23 years was Harbour Master in Kinsale. Eddie was greatly loved and respected by family, neighbours, friends and all who knew him. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Stan and the burial was to Tissasson Cemetery. To his sister Kitty, nephew Donal and his wife Ann Marie, nieces Collette and Terry, grand-nephews Niall and Ronan, sister-in-law Olive, relatives and friends, we extend our we extend our deepest sympathy. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – HARE 5th. JUNE, 2015
The death took place in the Mercy Hospital, Cork on Friday 5th June 2015 of Connie Hare, Cork Street. Connie was blessed with a great spirit of perseverance in the face of difficulty. He was a man of deep faith and was much loved by family and all who knew him. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Frank McAleese O.Carm assisted by Fr. Robert Young and Fr. Tom Lyons, chaplain C.U.H. The burial was to St. Eltin’s. To his sisters May, Delia and Anne, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, great-grandnephews, great-grandnieces, best friend Gus Jennings, neighbours, relatives and friends, we extend our we extend our deepest sympathy. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – McCARTHY 3rd. JUNE, 2015
The death took place suddenly at his home on Wednesday 3rd June 2015 of Pat McCarthy, Friary Court. Pat grew up in Tissaxon, was the youngest of a family of nine – seven brothers and two sisters. He worked in the local council for 40 years and, along with his colleagues, made a huge contribution to the beauty of Kinsale. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Bob Kelly O.Carm and the burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. To his brothers Jimmy, Mick, Eddie and Frank, sister Phil, in laws, nephews, nieces and friends we extend our deepest sympathy. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’KEEFFE 4th. MAY, 2015
The death took place in Galway on Monday 4th May 2015 of Maurice O’Keeffe, late of Scilly. Maurice loved music, sailing and rugby. His death has brought great shock and sadness to his family, loved ones and all who knew him. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Michael Shiels S.J. Clongowes Wood College, and Fr. Frank McAleese. Private cremation took place afterwards in the Island Crematorium. To his wife Sabine, mother Bella, sisters Arabella, Carrie and Dilly, brothers-in-law, aunts, uncles, niece, nephews, relatives and friend we extend our deepest sympathy. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – McCARTHY 17th. APRIL, 2015
The death took place suddenly at her home in Ballinacubby of Ann McCarthy on Friday 17th April. Ann was a native of Belgooly and worked in Kinsale. She was a keen gardener, a good neighbour and loved her family. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and the burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. To her husband William, mother Kitty, brothers David and Richie, sister Margo, mother-in-law Sheila, in-laws, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends we extend our deepest sympathy. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – KENT 10th. DECEMBER, 2014
The death took place in Whittington Hospital, London on 10th December 2014 of Nicholas Kent, formerly of Barrack Green, Kinsale. Nicholas was the 2nd youngest of a family of 5. He is the last to go to God. Nicholas worked at sea and was interested in Arsenal FC and horse racing. His funeral took place on 19th December 2014 at Islington Crematorium, London. Prayers were offered for Nicholas at 11am Mass on Saturday 18th April in St. John the Baptist Church, followed by burial of his ashes in Dunderrow cemetery. We extend our deepest sympathy to his relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – DUGGAN 31st. MARCH, 2015
The death took place peacefully in Florida on 31st March of Kathleen Duggan, Ballinacurra. Kathleen was a native of Kinsale. Her family was her life. She was a great homemaker and a woman of faith. Following her wishes a private funeral service took place in Tissasson cemetery on Sunday 12th April. To her husband Denis, daughters Denise and Darlene, granddaughters Alice, Katie, Carolina and Grace, sons-in-law, relatives and friends, we extend our deepest sympathy. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – KELLEHER 4th. APRIL, 2015
The death took place in the Mercy University Hospital on Saturday 4th April of Des Kelleher, Jagoes Mills. Des was born in Tralee and as his father was in the Gardai he moved around to various places. He was the second youngest of a family of five. He worked in the motor trade. Des had a lot of suffering and pain in his life but always showed the bright side. He had a great interest in politics, horse racing, rugby, vintage cars, but most important to him was his family and loved ones. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Stan Heisson O.Carm. The burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery.
To his wife Catherine, son Maurice, daughters Deirdre and Deborah, grandchildren Maya, Ryan and Isobel, in-laws and friends we extend our deepest sympathy. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – FLYNN 21st. MARCH, 2015
The death took place peacefully in Haven Bay Care Centre of Noel Flynn, Chairman’s Lane, on 21st March 2015. Noel was a native of Feakle, Co. Clare, worked with Guinness and late Managing Director of Deasy Co. He had a keen interest in sport and was involved with the Rampart Players. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and Canon John K, followed by cremation at the Island Crematorium. To his wife Mary, daughters Sara and Tara, sisters Pat, Myriam and Anne, cousins, Sr. Pascal, relatives and friends we extend our deepest sympathy. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – LORDAN 11th. MARCH, 2015
The death took place on 11th March of Patricia Lordan, Jagoes Mills, Kinsale. She had been ill for some time. Her husband, Bernie, had died just a few months ago. Her funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. John K in St. John the Baptist church. In the Mass, Patricia was praised for her great faith and for being a very active member of the parish community. The burial was to St. Eltins cemetery. To her sons James and Patrick, her daughter Fiona, her daughers in-law, son in-law, brothers, sisters, grandchildren, relatives and friends we extend our deepest sympathy. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – McNAMARA 4th. MARCH, 2015
The death took place at his home on 4th March of Kieran McNamara, The Orchards, Kinsale. Kieran worked as a clerk in Kinsale Post Office for many years. He was courteous, diligent and helpful to customers. He later worked in Cork city GPO. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Stan Heisson O.Carm followed by burial to St. Eltin’s cemetery. To Kieran’s partner Carmel, Carmel’s daugheter Michelle, his mother Mary, sisters Loreto, Maureen, Finola, Sinead, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends in Kinsale, Cork and Clare, we extend our deepest sympathy. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – FITZPATRICK 27th. February, 2015
The death took place in Marymount Hospice, Curraheen, on 27th February of Emma Fitzpatrick, Springmount. The Fitzpatrick family have had a long and difficult journey of great suffering and pain which they carried with great dignity, love and forebearance. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Stephen Cummins OP accompanied by Fr. Ralph OP, Fr. John Walsh, Farranree and Fr. Robert. This was followed by cremation at the Island Crematorium. To Emma’s husband Jonathon, children Rowan and Alannah, mother Antoinette, sister Lucy, brother Simon, in-laws, aunts, uncles, relatives and friends we extend our deepest sympathy. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – BEALE 26th. February, 2015
The death took place peacefully in Cork University Hospital on 26th February of Jim Beale, Gift Houses, Kinsale. Jim lived in Kinsale since the early 1970’s. Known affectionately by many as ‘Steamboat Bill’, he entertained many with his singing, accordian playing, recitals and quick-witted banter. He was a respected gentleman, loved as a friend, and missed by many in the town as a neighbour. Jim lived for several years in the Gift Houses, until incapacity forced him last year to go to Haven Bay Care Centre. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Frank McAlesse O.Carm followed by burial to St. Eltin’s cemetery. To Jim’s sisters, relatives and friends we extend our deepest sympathy. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – WISNIEWSKI 31st. January, 2015
The death took place suddenly on 31st January in Charleville of Krystian Wisniewski. Krystian had been working here in Ireland for 3 years. He has family here in Kinsale. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Stan Heisson, in St. John the Baptist church on Wednesday 4th February at 11am. Krystian’s remains were taken to Poland for burial. To his parents, brothers, sister, daughter and his partner Joann McCarthy we extend our deepest sympathy. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – WALSH 27th. January, 2015
The death took place at her home in Bandon on Tuesday 27th January of Chloe Walsh. Chloe grew up in Kinsale and went to St. Joseph’s school and the Community school. She then went to Youth Reach in Bandon. She liked music, dancing and being with her friends. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Anthony O’Mahony, Bandon, and the burial was to St. Eltins cemetery. To Chole’s father Austin, daughter Kayleigh, brothers, sisters, grandmother Catherine, uncles, aunts, Robert Boyers, relatives and friends we extend our deepest sympathy. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – CURRAN (nee Gregg) 20th. January, 2015
The death took place peacefully on 20th January in Royal Infirmary Hospital, Perthshire, Scotland, of Jacinta Curran (nee Gregg) late of Cork Street and Scotland. Jacinta grew up in Kinsale and after some years nursing moved to Scotland with her husband Stephen and son Fintan. The funeral will take place in Scotland on Friday 30th January. To her husband, son, father, brother, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends we extend our deepest sympathy. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – SODERLUND 2nd. January, 2015
The death took place peacefully on Friday 2nd January of Billy Söderlund, Worlds End. Billy was born in Kinsale in 1930. His father was from Eskinkuna in northern Sweeden. Billy worked in salmon fishing and later in the ESB. He was well respected in the local community. He loved sport and was a good soccer player with Kinsale. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and the burial was to St. Eltins cemetery. To his son Thomas, grandchildren, in-laws, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends we extend our deepest sympathy. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – KIERNAN 22nd. December, 2014
The death took place in Haven Bay Care Centre, Kinsale, on 22nd December of Anne Kiernan. Anne grew up in the family home on Cork Street. She did secretarial work with Coveney Q.S. but gave it up to look after her parents. Gifted with great taste in fashion, she was much loved and respected in the community. She was one of the first residents of Haven Bay Care Centre. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Frank McAleese from the Friary. Burial was to St. Eltins cemetery. To her brother Frank, sister Mary, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends we extend our deepest sympathy. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – COLEMAN 18th. December, 2014
The death took place peacefully in the Mercy Hospital, Cork, on 18th December of Dolly (Kathleen) Coleman. Dolly went to Summercove school, worked in the Kire factory and was gifted in making curtains. To all who knew her she was one of those special loving people that make a difference. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert followed by a service in the Island Crematorium. To Rory, Teresa, her brothers Tommy and Michael, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends we extend our deepest sympathy. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – ALLEN (NEE McCARTHY) 1st. December, 2014
The death took place on Monday 1st December in Marymount Hospice of Geraldine Allen (nee McCarthy), Gortnalusheen, after a short illness. One of a family of nine, Geraldine’s hobbies were walking with her faithful dog Gizmo, meeting friends and a game of darts. The funeral Mass was celebrated in St. John the Baptist church by Fr. Robert and Fr. Bob Kelly, The Friary, followed by cremation at the Island Crematorium. To her mother, Catherine, daughter Christine, son Damien, sisters and brothers Claire, Teresa, James, Lily, Eoin, Phil, Helen and Mary, great friend Ann, in-laws, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends we extend our deepest sympathy. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’DRISCOLL 30th. November, 2014
The death took place on 30th November of Liam O’Driscoll, at his home in Springmount, after a long illness. Liam grew up in Scilly, went to England where he worked for nearly 30 years. He returned to his native Kinsale nearly 20 years ago. The funeral Mass was celebrated in St. John the Baptist church by Canon John K. Burial took place in St. Eltin’s cemetery. To Liam’s partner Mary, his daughters Allison, Laura, Sarah, sons Liam and Daniel, sisters Marie, Angela, Kathleen, Anne, Ella and Sheila, his many other relatives and friends we extend our deepest sympathy. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’SULLIVAN (NEE DWYER) 5th. November, 2014
The death took place on Wednesday 5th November at Mercy University Hospital, Cork, of Ann O’Sullivan, Dunderrow, following a short illness. The high regard Ann was held in the community was evidenced by the large numbers at the removal and funeral. The funeral Mass was celebrated in St. John the Baptist church by Canon John K assisted by Fr. Bob Kelly O.Carm and Fr. Charlie Kiely. Burial followed in Dunderrow cemetery. To Ann’s husband Vincent, daughters Sarah and Lisa, son Gary, her mother Mona, many other relatives and friends we extend our deepest sympathy. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – LORDAN 26th. October, 2014
The death took place peacefully in Cork University Hospital on Sunday 26th October of Bernie Lordan, Farrengalway. A native of Belgooly, Bernie lived and worked in the UK for a time before returning here to Kinsale with his family in the early 1980’s. He had a great interest in the GAA and going hunting with his dogs. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Bob Kelly. The burial was to St. Eltins. To his wife Pat, daughter Fiona, sons James and Patrick, sister Margaret, brother Finbarr, grandchildren, in-laws, relatives and friends we extend our deepest sympathy. The light of heaven to him.

OBITUARY – KINSELLA (NEE BARRETT) 20th. October, 2014
The death took place peacefully in Galway on 20th October 2014 of Mary Kinsella (nee Barrett), Oranmore, Co. Galway. Mary grew up in Kinsale, she was one of the well known Barrett family. She qualified as a nurse and specialized in occupational health. It was her wish that her funeral would be in Kinsale. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Bob Kelly. There was a private cremation service at the Island Crematorium. To her husband Sean, children, grandchildren, sisters Ann and Helen, brothers John and William, nephews, nieces, in-laws, extended family and friends we extend our deepest sympathy. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – KINGSTON 9th. October, 2014
The death took place suddenly in his home on 9th October 2014 of George Kingston, Edgewater, Worlds End. Born in Drimoleague, he lived in various places, Leamlara, US, Cork city and Kinsale. George was dedicated to his family, his work and good values. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Canon Tom Kelleher. The burial was to St. Eltin’s cemetery. To his wife Philomena, daughters Philomena, Sheila, Mary, Rosita, Vera and Arleen, sons Tony, George, Shawn and Henry, his grandchildren, in-laws, sisters Mary and Kathy, nephews and nieces we extend our deepest sympathy. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – CASEY 6th. October, 2014
The death took place peacefully in Marymount Hospice, Cork, on 6th October 2014 of Michael Casey, Fastnet House, Ardbrack. Born in Clontarf in Dublin, Michael was a successful and generous architect. He took pride in the work he performed so responsibly. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert, followed by a private cremation. The Burial of Ashes took place in St. Eltin’s cemetery. To his wife Nora, sons Michael, John, Paul and Barry, sister Doreen, in-laws, grandchildren, extended family and friends we offer our deepest sympathy. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – GILLAN 23rd. September, 2014
The death took place in Cork University Hospital of Brid Gillan, Cork Street, on Tuesday 23rd September 2014. Brid had been a resident in Haven Bay for some time prior to her death. Brid’s funeral Mass was celebrated in St. John the Baptist Church by Canon John K accompanied by Fr. Stan O.Carm. In his homily, Canon John K praised Brid for her great devotion to the blessed Eucharist. He also spoke of Eugene’s care for his wife all through her long illness. To her husband Eugene, daughters Sally, Mandy, Cearma, sons Igan and Gerry, grandchildren, great-grand-daughter, all the extended family, relatives and friends we extend our deepest sympathy. May she rest in peace

OBITUARY – KEARNEY 18th. September, 2014
The death took place in Kinsale Community Hospital of Sonny Kearney, Ballyregan, on Thursday 18th September 2014. Born in 1920, Sonny is one of the last few that we know attended the old Doon school which preceded the old Dunderrow school. Sonny was a progressive farmer. He was loved and respected by all who knew him. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Stan. The burial was to St. Eltin’s. To his sister Peggy, his cousin Miah, nephews, nieces, grand-nieces and grand-nephews we extend our deepest sympathy. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’LEARY 15th. September, 2014
The death took place, peacefully, in Cork University Hospital of Denis O’Leary, Clogheen, Dunderrow on 15th September 2014. Denis was naturally mechanically minded, worked on the land, doing all kinds of farm work and caring for sheep and cattle. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Finbarr, Inishannon, and Fr. Stan, The Friary. The burial was to St. Mary’s cemetery, Inishannon. To his brother Pat, sister Margaret, aunt Rita, sister-in-law Teresa, cousins, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends, we extend our deepest sympathy. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – MAHONY 14th. September, 2014
The death of Crauford Mahony took place in Haven Bay Centre, Kinsale on 14th September 2014.
Crauford was born in Dublin in 1922, grew up in Cloghroe, Blarney where the family ran the
Blarney Woolen Mills. Crauford and his wife Sheila retired to Kinsale in Summercove and Haven Bay.
The funeral liturgy was led by Fr.Robert. A private cremation will take place later.
To his wife Sheila, daughter Carey, sons Conor and Nicholas, family and friends we extend our
deepest sympathy.
May he rest in peace

OBITUARY – McCARTHY 7th. September 2014.
The death took place at Cork University Hospital on 7th September of Berna McCarthy, Marion Terrace, Kinsale, following a short illness. Berna had worked for many years at Eli Lilly. She had the post of Personal Assistant to the General Manager at the time of her retirement. Her funeral Mass was celebrated by Canon John K in St. John the Baptist Church, Kinsale. Cremation at the Island Crematorium followed.
To her sister Mary, brother Barry, partner Brendan, sister in law Sarah, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends we extend our deepest sympathy. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – BOHAN 5th. September, 2014
The death took place unexpectedly at her home on Bandon Road on Friday 5th September of Ann Bohan. Ann was born in 1941 in Gosport, Hampshire UK during the Second World War. The family eventually moved back to Kinsale and Ann went to school in the local convent. She worked in the local Kire factory where they made clothes. Ann experienced a lot of suffering in life which she lived through with great dignity. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Stan. The burial was to Clontead cemetery.
To her husband Sean, son Jim, daughter Helen, sister Stasia and all the family we extend our deepest sympathy. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’GRADY 25th. August, 2014
The death took place at Bishopstown Residential Care Centre, Cork of Desmond O’Grady, Summercove on 25th August 2014. Desmond was born in Limerick, he was a member of Aosdána, had a distinguished life living in different countries, experiencing different cultures and teaching in several places including Rome, Paris and the U.S. He authored several publications.
The funeral liturgy was celebrated by Fr. Robert. President Michael D Higgins sent his personal representative, Lt. David Lyons to be at the funeral and convey the President’s condolences to the family. The burial was to St. Catherine’s Churchyard, Ringcurran.
To his family Deirdre, Leonardo, Gizelle, brother Tommy, sister Betty, relatives and friends we extend our deepest sympathy. May he rest in peace

OBITUARY – KELLY-KEOHANE 25th.August 2014
The death took place suddenly on 25th August at the Midland Regional Hosptial, Portlaoise, in her 91st year of Christina Kelly-Keohane, Barrack Street, Kinsale and formerly of Bantry. Christina was pre-deceased by her husband Jeremiah, daughter Mary, son John D, grandson Gerard. Christine’s funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. John K in St. John the Baptist Church followed by burial to Kilacomogue, Keakil, Bantry. To her son Christy, daughters Bridie, Cait and Jenny, and a wide circle of family and friends we extend our deepest sympathy. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – COLEMAN 20th. August, 2014
The death took place suddenly in his home in Bawnavouta, of David Coleman on Wednesday, 20th August 2014. His death was a great shock to his family, friends and neighbours. David worked in the haulage business and gave great service to people. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Stan and the burial was to St. Eltins cemetery. To his brothers Tommy and Michael, sister Dolly, nephews, nieces, sisters-in-law Helen and Jenny, relatives and friends, we extend our deepest sympathy. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – WRIGHT 19th. August 2014
The death took place suddenly in her home in Winters Hill on 19th August of Phyl Wright (nee Scannell). Phyl was a native of Liscarroll and lived in Kinsale for many years. She was gifted with talents of sewing and gardening. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Stan and the burial was to St. Eltins cemetery. To her husband Bobby, daughter Laura, Laura’s partner Rob, sisters Betty, Noreen, Joan, brothers Connie and Danny, in-laws, nephews, nieces, neighbours, relatives and friends we extend our sincere sympathy. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’CONNOR 16th.August, 2014
The death took place following a tragic accident of Ann Marie O’Connor, Worlds End, Kinsale and Bandon. Her partner John Paul O’Carroll also died in the accident. Their deaths were a great shock for families and friends. The funeral Mass was celebrated for Ann Marie in Kinsale by Fr. Anthony O’Mahony CC Bandon. The burial was to St. Eltins cemetery. To Ann Marie’s children, Chloe, A.J., Natasha, Kenneth, Shanell and Saoirse, her grand-daughter Kayleigh, mother Catherine, sisters Caroline and Catherine, brothers Dermot, William and John, nephews, nieces, Tony and friends we extend our sincere sympathy. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – BUCKLEY 10TH. August 2014
The death took place in her home on Sunday 10th August of Kathleen (Nan) Buckley, Ardbrack. Nan was blessed with many beautiful qualities and gifts. Towards the end of her life she carried the cross of suffering with great dignity and faith.
The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert followed by cremation at the Island Crematorium.
To her husband, Dr. Dick, daughters Christine, Bridget and Nuala, sons Diarmuid and John, 16 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, brother Sean, sisters Maura and Margaret, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends, we extend our deepest sympathy.
May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – MURPHY 5th. August 2014
The death took place peacefully in Marymount Hospice on 5th August of Eileen Murphy, Main Street. Eileen’s death brought sadness to all who knew her and loved her. She was very involved in all aspects of Kinsale life and made a significant contribution to the community.
The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert accompanied by Fr. Stan from the Friary. The burial was to St. Eltins.
To her family: sons Laurence, Brian, Michéal, daughters Catherine and Sinead, sister Marian, brother Patrick, in-laws, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends, we extend our sincere sympathy. May Eileen now rest in peace with the Lord together with her late husband Mick.
May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – CURRAN 8th. July 2014
The death took place on 8th July at Cork University Hospital, of Jim Curran, Butchers Row, Kinsale. Jim’s wife Eileen had pre-deceased him by several years. Jim had many interests including darts, dancing and gardening, and these were recalled by a number of items brought to the altar before the funeral Mass by family members. Jim’s funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. John K in St. John the Baptist church. In his homily, Fr. John spoke of Jims wide range of interests. He also spoke of his devotion to the Mass. Burial took place afterwards in St. Eltins cemetery.
To his two daughters Elizabeth and Helen, his sister Eileen and many other relatives and friends we extend our deepest sympathy. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – AHERN June 2014
The death took place recently in England of Michael Ahern late of Rose Abbey, Kinsale. Michael emigrated to England in his late twenties and only came home a few times to Kinsale.
His funeral Mass was celebrated in St. John the Baptist Church on 3rd July. Burial took place afterwards in St. Eltins cemetery.
To his sisters Lena and Nan, other relatives and friends, we extend our deepest sympathy.
May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’LEARY 26th. June, 2014
The death took place on 26th June at Bon Secours Hospital, Cork, of Donal O’Leary, Camp Hill, Kinsale. Donal spent his life working in his own printing business D & A O’Leary, Washington Street, Cork.
His funeral Mass took place in St. John the Baptist Church on 28th June. The chief celebrant was Fr. John K assisted by Fr. Stan O. Carmel. Burial took place afterwards in St. Eltins cemetery.
To his family, sons Jerry, Mossie, Donal, daughters Jeanne, Judy, Anna and Caroline, his sister Gerry, other relatives and friends we extend our deepest sympathy.
May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – HOGAN 7th. June, 2014
The death took place on 7th June in Kinsale Community Hospital of Eddie Hogan, Cork Street. Eddie grew up in Silversprings, Cork and came to Kinsale when he married Eileen. He worked in the painting and decorating business. Eddie served in the local council for many years, twice as chairman, on the Municipal Authorities of Ireland, also as chairman, and on the local Harbour Board. He was involved in many local groups including the Drama Society.
The funeral mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert, followed by a service at the Island Crematorium.
To his wife Eileen, sons Paul and Aaron, daughters-in-law Niamh and Kelly, grandchildren Rachel, Alissa and Zach, father-in-law Ben,brother-in-law Terry and his wife Teresa, nephews, nieces and friends
we extend our deepest sympathy.
May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – FARLEY 3rd. June, 2014
The death took place on 3rd June at Haven Bay Care Centre of
Harry Farley late of Guardwell Homes after a long illness borne
with great courage. Harry grew up in Kinsale but spent much of
his life in the Merchant Navy. He also worked on the B&I Line.
His funeral mass was celebrated by Fr. John K, followed by
cremation at the Island Crematorium.
To his wife Ann, his children Donal, Sheila, David, John, Kevin
and Aine, brother Pat, sister Babs and other relatives we extend our deepest sympathy.
May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – O’DONOVAN 17th. May, 2014.
The death took place on 17th May of Annie O’Donovan (nee Gillen) late of Barrack Green at
Kinsale Community Hospital. Annie had been a resident in the hospital for 21/2 years.
Annie’s funeral mass was celebrated in St. John the Baptist church by Fr. John K. At the mass
he spoke of Annie’s great faith and her devotion to the Eucharist and the Rosary. The burial was to
St. Eltins Cemetery.
To her son Brendan, daughter in law Carmel, granddaughter Kerrie, nephews and nieces we extend our deepest sympathy. May she rest in peace.

OBITUARY – McCARTHY 13th. May, 2014
The death took place on 13th May at Kinsale Hospital of Leo McCarthy, Cork Street. Leo was a native of Kinsale, worked in England for many years and returned to Kinsale to retire 8 years ago.
The funeral mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and the burial was to St. Eltins Cemetery.
To his wife Mary, daughter Olive, son Michael, grandchildren, relatives and friends we extend our
deepest sympathy. May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – KIELY 30th. April, 2014
The death took place on Wednesday 30th April at the Mercy University Hospital of Stan Kiely. Stan was a native of Kinsale and traveled the world with the Merchant Navy. He was a man of deep personal faith, good living and kind. He was a great family man. He was pre-deceased by his wife Gretta and his brothers Noel and Barry. The funeral mass was celebrated by Fr. Finbarr Crowley PP Inishannon, and the burial was to Dunderrow. To his daughter Aideen, sons Kenneth and Thomas, granddaughter Kiely Gretta, brother Gussie, sister Mary, daughters in law Michelle and Jill, son in law Sean, sisters in law, brother in law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends we extend our sincere sympathy.
May he rest in peace.

OBITUARY – FINNIN 19th. April, 2014
The death took place in Marymount Hospice, Cork, after a long illness borne with honesty, fortitude and courage of Caroline Finnin on Saturday 19th April 2014. Caroline was blessed with many beautiful gifts: creativity, loyal friend, qualified optician, compassionate bereavement counsellor, painting, photography and many more. The Funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Robert and followed by cremation at the Island Crematorium. To her mother Lilian (Haven Bay), brothers John and Cathal and loyal circle of friends we extend our deepest sympathy.
May she rest in peace.