Killarney doing it by the book for much-loved Brendan

Family man: Brendan Grace with his grandchildren on a visit to Killarney’s Gleneagle Hotel.
Picture: Valerie O’Sullivan

A BOOK of condolences for the late Brendan Grace is to open in the town hall in Killarney.

The Kerry County Council initiative is to mark the entertainer’s close connection with the town where he has entertained tens of thousands of locals and visitors for close on 50 years.

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Members of the public are invited to sign the book from 9.00am this Friday.

Mayor of Killarney, Cllr Michael Gleeson, expressed his condolences to the Grace family and acknowledged Brendan’s long and much-valued association with the town where he regularly performed in the Gleneagle Hotel, particularly during the popular summer cabaret season.

“Brendan Grace was a larger than life figure who brought so much happiness and enjoyment to so many people, not least during his many performances in Killarney and Kerry over the years,” Mayor Gleeson said.

“We are happy to afford this opportunity to people who wish to record their condolences to do so through out Killarney office at the town hall,” he added.

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