Category Archives: Obituaries

‘Dan was a truly great character and he was so reliable in everything he did’

KILLARNEY was shocked when word filtered through on Wednesday of the sudden and unexpected death of Dan McSweeney who was very well known in the town through his huge involvement with motor sport and with Killarney Rugby Club. Dan, who was 57, was a larger than life character, energetic, quirky, full of good humour and… Continue Reading

Vincent Counihan was a well known personality

THE death has occurred in Killarney of Vincent Counihan, a larger than life personality who ran a very successful travel agency for many years. Fun-loving, witty and engaging, he operated the business, with his wife Betty, from their premises on High Street and organising annual pilgrimages to Lourdes was a specialty. The family business, initially… Continue Reading

Keelin passed away in the last sunshine before the storm

ACCOMPLISHED and award-winning RTÉ broadcaster Keelin Shanley, who passed away at the weekend following an illness, was a niece of well-known Killarney charity campaigner Betty Crosbie. The inspiration behind the Killarney branch of the Friends of the Children of Chernobyl organisation for a number of decades, Betty is a sister of Keelin’s dad, Professor Derry… Continue Reading

‘He lived a long and full life. He touched the lives of so many people’

KILLARNEY has said a poignant final farewell to a larger-than-life personality who inspired the town to always put its best foot forward and, in the process, he proved himself to be an inspirational community activist who always had the best interests of the people at heart. Archdeacon Michael Murphy – loved and remembered as Fr… Continue Reading