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27 August 2019
Hall St., Kingscourt, Co. Cavan
The death has occurred of Tony Kieran, Funeral Director, Hall Street, Kingscourt, Co. Cavan, peacefully, at The Mater Hospital, Dublin, August 27th, 2019. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Angela, daughters Marina, Noelle, Adrienne and Sinead, sons Sean & Colm. Sadly missed by his sister Teresa and brothers Pascal & Dessie, grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
Reposing at Kieran Bros. Funeral Home, Hall Street, Kingscourt (Eircode A82 R3W2) from 5 pm until 9 pm on Thursday, 29th August and from 5 pm until 9 pm on Friday, 30th August. Funeral Mass on Saturday morning at 10 am in The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kingscourt, with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only, donations, if desired, to the National Spinal Injuries Unit, Mater Hospital, Dublin via the Mater Foundation. https://www.materfoundation.ie/make-a-donation/
Tuesday 27th August 2019
Date of Death:
Tuesday 27th August 2019
Tony Kieran’s journey began in 1932, in the townland of Drumgossett, Magheracloone, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan, where he was born as one of ten children to Tommy Kieran and Mary Jane Carroll. His life was a testament to the values of hard work and community that were instilled in him from a young age.
Leaving school at 14 to join the workforce, Tony cut his teeth as a trainee shopkeeper during a time when ration books were a necessity in post-war Ireland. His early work ethic set the stage for a lifetime of dedication to the needs of those around him.
In 1954, Tony and his brother Tom ventured into entrepreneurship and opened Kieran Bros. in Kingscourt. Their shop quickly became a staple of the town, known for its travelling shop service, which brought groceries to those who couldn’t easily make the trip into town.
Tony’s personal life was filled with equal measures of love and joy. He married Angela from Virginia, Co. Cavan, in 1966, and together they raised six children: Marina, Noelle, Adrienne, Sinead, Sean, and Colm. Tony’s commitment to his family was paralleled only by his dedication to his community. He was a man of many roles: a grocer, furniture seller, auctioneer, building society broker, insurance broker, and a much-respected undertaker.
The pinnacle of Tony’s professional life came in 2013 with the opening of Kingscourt’s first funeral home. This achievement was the realisation of a dream for Tony, who continued to serve his community with the same quiet diligence he had always shown, well into the years that most would spend in retirement.
Outside of work, Tony’s world was graced with the simple pleasures of life. He had a fondness for social and ballroom dancing, a hobby that he cherished with a weekly respite from his many responsibilities.
Tony passed away in 2019, leaving behind a legacy characterised by modesty, service, and a gentle strength that was felt by all who knew him. His life was not one to draw attention to itself, but rather one that supported and uplifted the lives of others. His story is not just in the businesses he built and the services he provided but in the quiet integrity with which he lived every day.