Connect with us

News

“Cheeky and lovable” Killarney man laid to rest

Published

on

0214621_040EDCA8-AD40-42BB-A2BC-70BF315D911A.jpeg

By Sean Moriarty

Tributes have been paid to a “cheeky and lovable” Killarney man who was laid to rest today (Friday) after a tragic accident in the UK.

David Breen (26) died in a collision Chichester, England just over two weeks ago. He was travelling on a pedal bike when he was involved in a collision with a Vauxhall Zafira on the A286 Main Road, near the West Sussex town at around 8.20pm in on Tuesday October 26. He sadly died at the scene.

David’s Requiem Mass took place this morning at 10.30am followed by burial afterwards in Killarney Burial Ground.

His family from Countess Road, – mother Anne, dad Anthony and brothers Shane and Anthony - have paid tribute to popular David.

The family are well-known in town. Anthony Sr is retired from Killarney Fire and Rescue but still works with the Municipal District street team. Anthony Jr is a current member of Killarney Fire and Rescue and Shane works in MD O’Shea’s in the Woodlands Industrial Estate.

Anne is the hugely popular school traffic warden on New Road. The family were on a visit to David’s home in England at the time of the accident.

“It is with deep regret to let friends know that our beautiful son David Breen was killed in a road accident,” said Anne.

“He will be greatly missed. He was funny, caring, ready with the banter, cheeky, lovable and always on the go. We met so many of his friends over the last week in England that showed so much compassion. Thank you to all at Sussex Police for all they have done for us. Thank you to everyone who has been there for us in Ireland since David’s accident.”

Advertisement

News

30 years of Innisfallen Island MassThe annual special concelebrated Mass on Innisfallen Island takes place next week.

Next Friday (June 21), members of the public are invited to attend the Mass taking place at 6.30pm. Now in its 30th year, the Mass was originally an idea by […]

Published

on

0279711_0259395shutterstock662847781.jpg

Next Friday (June 21), members of the public are invited to attend the Mass taking place at 6.30pm.

Now in its 30th year, the Mass was originally an idea by Geoffrey O’Donoghue who sadly died four years after it began.

“There was an Augustinian Monastery on Innisfallen Island and the people, including priests and monks and they say Brian Boro, went out there to study. The lake, Lough Lein is called ‘The Lake of Learning’,” said his wife Mary who carries on the tradition in his memory.

“My husband Geoffrey was a descendent of the O’Donoghues and he wanted to have Mass on the island. The O’Donoghues built Ross Castle and owned the lands and the lake surrounding it which was later donated by John McShane to the people of Killarney. He [Geoffrey] asked one of the friars and one day he got a call from the OPW that there would be a plaque unveiled to John McShane and they asked if the Mass could coincide with it. It was attended by Sr Pauline, John McShane’s daughter.”

She added that all the public are welcome to attend. Boats, which will have a nominal fee to cover their costs, will be carrying passengers out from 4pm onwards.

Continue Reading

News

Photo of “hidden gem” wins Camera Club’s latest competition

A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition. Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the […]

Published

on

0279697_Iryna_HalaievaOSullivans_Cascade29.jpg

A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition.

Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the Novice category, Iryna Halaieva’s photograph of O’Sullivan’s Cascade was deemed the winner.

“A waterfall is my favourite waterbody and long exposure is my favourite photographic technique,” she said. “I do my best to have as many waterfalls as possible in my photo collection. I heard a lot about O’Sullivan’s Cascade and wanted to visit that hidden gem of Kerry. So, shortly before our club competition I went with a friend to Tomies Wood to photograph it. It was a dream come true for me.”

Continue Reading

Last News

Sport