Big turnout at funeral of popular Lissivigeen woman

The late Kathleen Doherty

THE huge crowds that queued in Killarney last night and again this morning to express their sympathy to the family of the late Kathleen Doherty was testimony to the very high regard in which she was held.

Very well-known and popular, she passed away at the weekend and she was laid to rest this Tuesday in Aghadoe Lawn Cemetery following Requiem Mass in St Mary’s Cathedral.

A total of 12 priests concelebrated the ceremony at which the principal celebrants were Kathleen’s brothers-in-law, Fr Michael and Fr Tadhg O’Doherty, both now retired. The Killarney Parish was represented by Fr Jim Lenihan with Bishop Emeritus, Bill Murphy, also in attendance.

Kathleen (née O’Connor) was a native of the picturesque village of Sneem – a place that always stayed very close to her heart – but she lived for most of her life in the landmark White House at Lissivigeen Cross where she and her husband, Jim, reared their family and where there was always a welcome on the mat and great hospitality on offer.

Their son, Tom, is well known in Kerry political circles having served as a member of the former Killarney Town Council for two terms.

Kathleen is survived by her husband, Jim, children Donal, Tom, Frank, Karina and Michael, son-in-law Peter, daughters-in-law Colette, Michelle and Annette and grandchildren Oisin, Ella, James, Isabelle, Harry, Victoria, Sophia, Hugo, Max and Holly.

Predeceased by her brothers Johnny and Tommy, she is further survived by her sisters Lucy, Mary and Margaret, brothers Patrick and Brendan, and many other relatives and friends.

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