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Tribute to late Terence Casey, a pillar of Killarney society

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Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce has paid tribute to businessman Terence Casey who passed away unexpectedly on Monday.

The town’s business organisation said he will be fondly remembered as a man of great determination and drive in his business life and for his wonderful compassion in his dealings with the public, particularly families following a bereavement when a case was referred to the coroner’s court.

A statement issued by joint presidents, Pádraig Treacy and Johnny McGuire, on behalf of chamber members, said Terence was a pioneering businessman in the town for a number of decades and he built up a hugely respected legal firm when opting to follow in the professional footsteps of his father, Michael.

“As some of his colleagues have observed, it was when he was appointed coroner for South Kerry in 2002 that Terence really found his true calling and he filled that demanding role with skill, with purpose and with wonderful compassion for the families of the bereaved,” the chamber statement said.

“Families going through a very difficult and emotional time following the death of a loved one, often in harrowing circumstances, knew that Terence Casey was on their side, that he was looking out for them and he worked hard to make the process as painless as possible,” the joint presidents added.

Terence Casey’s great business acumen was also acknowledged and, in many respects, he was ahead of his time when opening The Dungeon, a camping supplies and sports shop with a fun novelty section that was like a magnet on Plunkett Street for outdoor enthusiasts and children.

“The Dungeon later moved to College Street – adjacent to the music and electrical store run by Terence’s brother Owen – and it became the established and reliable supplier of school books and stationery for a whole generation of children and teenagers as well as stocking thousands of second-hand books,” the chamber stated.

The chamber also acknowledged Terence Casey’s major role as a founder member of the Kerry Mountain Rescue Team, which was set up in 1966 after two students were killed within days of each other on Carrauntoohil.

A law student in Dublin at the time, Terence later recalled travelling on his motorbike to Baldonnell, in the 1970s, to try to persuade the army air corps to get involved in mountain rescue.

“At the time the air corps were involved only in sea rescue. We trained them into mountain rescue here in Kerry,” he said in an interview many years later.

Terence devoted many years as a volunteer with the team and he sowed the seeds of the magnificent service it provides today.
“Terence Casey has been part and parcel of business and professional life in Killarney for decades and he has played a big role in the success of the town by providing a top class service to his clients and customers,” the statement added.

The chamber expressed condolences to Terence’s wife, Geraldine, children Niamh and Terry, son-in-law John, grandchildren Ádah, Fíadh and Donnacha, his brother Owen and his extended family.

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Coffee morning for Kerry Cancer Support Group at the Royal

Killarney Royal is hosting a Charity Coffee Morning on April 19, in aid of the Kerry Cancer Support Group. Join the team at Killarney Royal from 10.30am-12pm where fresh coffee, […]

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Killarney Royal is hosting a Charity Coffee Morning on April 19, in aid of the Kerry Cancer Support Group.

Join the team at Killarney Royal from 10.30am-12pm where fresh coffee, delicious homemade scones, pastries and treats await in the newly refurbished lobby and bar.

All guests attending will also have the chance to be entered into a raffle with a number of wonderful prizes on offer throughout the morning. Volunteers will also be on hand to accept donations, with all proceeds going to the Kerry Cancer Support Group.

“The Kerry Cancer Support Group work hard each day to provide an excellent service and are devoted to maintaining a warm, welcoming environment while ensuring that service users have immediate access to free programmes and resources. Killarney Royal are delighted to support this incredibly worthy charity,” said Brand Sales and Marketing Executive Aoibheann O’Leary.

All are welcome on the morning, with no pre-booking needed.

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