Ronan played his part in tourism promotion

Community man: A newspaper clipping from 1992 showing Ronan Fleming (far left) campaigning on the issue of pedestrianisation with other traders and residents on Plunkett Street

The death has occurred in Spain of Ronan Fleming who was very actively involved in tourism promotion in his native Killarney for many years.

He  was one of the driving forces behind the former Killarney Tourism Council on which he worked closely with the late Killarney councillors Michael Courtney and Dermot O’Callaghan and they initiated a number of projects in attempts to attract more visitors to the town.

The late Ronan Fleming who passed away in Malaga.
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Ronan, who was in his 60s, worked for several years alongside his father, the late Patrick Fleming, in the family-owned butcher shop on Plunkett Street.

Originally from Marian Terrace and later Scrahan Court on Ross Road, Ronan was very involved in basketball for many years and had links with the all-conquering St Vincent’s club.

Very active in the community, he campaigned on a number of issues, being particularly vocal on pedestrianisation plans in Killarney, he was also a familiar face in St Mary’s Parish Hall where he was a member of the facility’s steering committee.

Ronan, who moved from Killarney several years ago, passed away, peacefully, in Malaga last Friday and several tributes to him have been posted onlie.

He is survived by his mother, two sisters, four brothers and many other relatives and friends

The funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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