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Poet and author Brendan Kennelly. Photo by: PA

Poet and author Brendan Kennelly. Photo by: PA

Poet and author Brendan Kennelly. Photo by: PA

The funeral of Irish poet Brendan Kennelly will take place on Wednesday, October 20.

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

The funeral mass and burial will be for family members only.

Mr Kennelly passed away on Sunday aged 85 at Áras Mhuire Community nursing home in Listowel, Co Kerry, after a long illness.

Friends of Mr Kennelly 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, October 19.

The Trinity College Dublin lecturer was one of Ireland’s best-known poets, having penned more than 30 collections.

He had moved back to his native Ballylongford in north Kerry in 2016 following decades in Trinity College Dublin where he was Professor of Modern Literature.

He was also a popular broadcaster making frequent appearances on radio and television.

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

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