Michael Keating R.I.P.

Michael Keating R.I.P.

The death occurred of Mick Keating, 5 Lios Mhuire and late of Cooldevane Clogheen, in Bramleigh Lodge Nursing Home, Cahir, last Friday morning, peacefully in his sleep.

Mick was due to celebrate his 90th birthday in April of this year. Mick always had a friendly and jovial word for all he encountered. He was a native of Gormanstown and in 1960 he moved to Clogheen with his family and continued farming in Clogheen and was introduced to greyhounds by his very good friend the late Harry Condon. Mick excelled in his new passion and put Cooldevane, the name he used on all his greyhounds, on the map with success after success both financially and in the breeding circuit. When he wasn’t at the dogs his other hobbies included the cards, bingo and GAA, he also had a great interest in politics and especially his beloved Fianna Fail. Mick was president of the local cumann. Fianna Fail members walked along side the hearse to the church.

Mick is survived by his wife Betty, sons Eddie, Thomas, John, Michael and Larry, daughters Margaret, Breda Wall and Mary Brannigan, grandchildren and his greatgrandchildren and all his extended family. Following removal from his sons home in Cooldevane to Clogheen Church on Saturday last, and on Sunday following requiem mass celebrated by a family friend Fr Tom Sinnot, he was laid to rest in Duhill Cemetery. Our deepest sympathies to his wife Betty of 62 years and all his family.


There was deep sadness with the news that Cllr Michael Anglim had passed away at his home last Wednesday morning. Michael was a larger than life figure and was a great public representative to all in the Cahir Electoral area. Michael’s remains were removed from Costigan’s funeral home on Thursday to Duhill church and on Friday following a requiem mass he was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery. To his heartbroken wife and family we offer our deepest sympathies.


Sincere sympathies are extended to Trisia Smith, Killballyboy, Clogheen, on the recent death of her father Frank Moran, who resided in Dublin. Requiem mass with full military honours took place at Arbour Hill followed by cremation at Glasnevin Cemetery.


As a mark of respect following the passing of local councillor, Michael Anglim, Goatenbridge/Ballybacon Development Association postponed our General Knowledge Table Quiz which was to be held on Friday, January 25. It will now take place this Friday, February 1, at 9pm sharp.