Joe was at the heart of men’s sheds success

The late Joe Mulvihill (right) with Kerry star James O’Donoghue as the start of the Paddy Turner Memorial 5k Walk

KILLARNEY was greatly saddened this week to learn of the passing of Joe Mulvihill, a hugely popular local man who was one of the main driving forces behind the success of the Killarney Men’s Sheds organisation.

Joe, who passed away in the early hours of Saturday morning, was very actively involved in the day-to-day activities in the sheds projects which operate from a base on Upper Lewis Road.

He took particular pride in the work that was carried out in the tunnels and whatever scheme was being worked on, popular Joe was at the heart of it.

He was a passionate supporter of Kerry football and he took great pride in the achievements of all county teams as well as club teams at all grades and he was a regular visitor to Fitzgerald Stadium which is located very close to where he lived at Mangerton Mews.

Joe was a great friend of the late Paddy Turner, another very poplar character who passed away in 2015, and he was very proud the following year to join Kerry and Legion star James O’Donoghue as official starters for a 5k walk in Paddy’s memory to raise funds for the Killarney Men’s Sheds and the Kerry Mental Health Association.

The brother of the late John and Patrick (Sonny), Joe is survived by his nieces, Kathleen and Patricia, and his many great friends and colleagues in the Killarney Men’s Sheds where his presence will be greatly missed.

Reposing at O’Shea’s Funeral Home, Killarney this Wednesday evening from 5.30pm to 6.30pm, removal will take place afterwards to St Mary’s Cathedral. Requiem Mass will be on Thursday at 10.30am, with burial afterwards in St James’s Cemetery, Ballyheigue.

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