Brendan Kennelly

Oct 18, 2021 16:10 By receptionradiokerry
Brendan Kennelly

Brendan Kennelly (poet and Professor Emeritus, TCD) Ballylongford, and Trinity College Dublin.

Died peacefully in the gentle and loving care of his family and the staff at Áras Mhuire Nursing Home, Listowel, Co Kerry, on 17 October 2021, after a long illness; much loved son of the late Timmie and Bridie (Ahern), beloved father of the late Kristen (Doodle) and loving brother to the late Colm and John. He is deeply mourned and will be greatly missed by his brothers and sisters, Alan, Mary (Kenny), Nancy (McAuliffe), Paddy and Kevin, grandchildren Meg, Hannah and Grace, sisters-in-law Rena, Brenda, Kathleen and Marion, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, extended family, his wide circle of friends, and his former colleagues at Trinity College Dublin.

Ar dheis lámh Dé go raibh a anam dílis

Friends of Brendan and members of the public are invited to pay their respects at the Church of St Michael the Archangel, Ballylongford, from 3.30pm to 5.30pm on Tuesday 19 October.

Funeral Mass will be held at 12 noon in the Church of St Michael the Archangel, Ballylongford, on Wednesday 20 October, followed by burial in Lislaughtin Cemetery, Ballylongford.

Due to the current situation regarding the rise in Covid numbers, along with the impending flu season, in the interest of public health of all, the removal, funeral Mass and burial will be for FAMILY MEMBERS ONLY. The Mass will be livestreamed on the following link: OGormans Memorial Video Services on Facebook

A public memorial will be held to celebrate Brendan’s life in 2022.

Donations, if desired, may be made to Áras Mhuire Nursing Home, Listowel, Co Kerry, or to the Alzheimer Society of Ireland.


PLEASE NOTE: The Funeral Mass and Burial is strictly private, family members only. Thank you.

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Oct 18, 2021 18:10

Have read most of Brendans Poetry A lovely soul gone to your Lord

Thomas McEllistrim

Oct 18, 2021 18:10

Sorry for your loss!

Noel and Carol Anne

Oct 18, 2021 22:10

Sincere condolences on the passing of a great man from Bally. He left a great legacy and will be sadly missed by all.

Mary Prendergast

Oct 19, 2021 00:10

Brendan, the final c hapter of your life is written by those who love you dearly. Take it easy now.

colm moloney

Oct 19, 2021 01:10

You were a sensitive soul Rest in peace

Paddy n Mary O Hanlon

Oct 20, 2021 14:10

Sincere condolences to Alan n Paddy and all d Kennelly families. May Brendan rest in Peace.

Tom O Connor. Crosstown. Killarney.

Oct 20, 2021 22:10

A true gentleman..Rest in peace..

Anthony and Mary OConnor Ballybunion

Oct 20, 2021 22:10

Sorry to hear of Brendan's passing

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