Category Archives: Obituaries

A beautiful young soul frozen in time

The devastated parents of 13-year-old Jack de Bromhead, the teenager who lost his life in a tragic incident at Glenbeigh Races on Saturday, have paid an emotion-charged tribute to the child they adored. Cheltenham Gold Cup and Aintree Grand National winning trainer Henry de Bromhead and his wife, Heather, in a notice in RIP.ie, described… Continue Reading

Killarney’s fond farewell for ‘happy and delighted’ Michael

After an extraordinary life, so well lived for an astonishing 108 years, Michael J O’Connor was laid to rest in glorious Aghadoe this Friday afternoon, overlooking the town he was proud to call home for over four decades. His passing, after an incredible life and a wonderful contribution to society, came just two months ahead… Continue Reading

Sr Columbanus had a powerful presence on Killarney life

Warm and emotional tributes have been paid to Sr Columbanus Quirke, a nun with the Presentation Order, who passed away on Sunday in the Bons Secours Hospital, Tralee. Formerly of Lyre, Milltown, Sr Columbanus spent most of her life working with the Killarney community, teaching and guiding children and teenagers, helping those in need of… Continue Reading

‘She was probably unaware of what she meant to the people of the town. She was loved. She is remembered’

There were remarkably poignant and emotional scenes in Killarney this Sunday evening as a community turned out in real force to say a fond final farewell to Miriam Burns, the 75-year-old grandmother and mum of four who was found dead at her home last Monday. People queued patiently and silently for close on three hours… Continue Reading