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Cancer Battle Funeral details announced for Irish country music star Ronnie Kennedy

Mr Kennedy’s funeral will take place at St. Mark’s Church, Springfield, Tallaght at 10am on Wednesday morning.

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Ronnie Kennedy

Ronnie Kennedy

Ronnie Kennedy

Irish country music star Ronnie Kennedy will be laid to rest this Wednesday.

Ronnie, who played accordion and keyboards with Daniel O’Donnell’s band for decades, died on Friday following a long battle with cancer.

He is survived by his wife Fran and their children Alan, Karen, Gary, Derek, and Laura.

Mr Kennedy’s funeral will take place at St. Mark’s Church, Springfield, Tallaght at 10am on Wednesday morning, 22nd September followed by burial in Newlands Cross Cemetery.

A notice on RIP.ie reads: “Peacefully under the wonderful care of the palliative team in the Beacon Hospital.

“Beloved husband to Fran, loving dad to Alan, Karen, Gary, Derek and Laura. Very sadly missed by his wife and family, sons-in-law Stephen and John, daughters-in-law Lisa and Karen, amazing Grandad to Kane, Charlie, Jake, Ollie, Lee, Kelly, Sophie, Alfie and Abby, sisters Maura, Paula, Caroline, Yvonne and Valerie.

“Predeceased by his brothers, Peter, Christy and Liam, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and his very wide circle of friends throughout the Music Industry.

“Family flowers only, donations, if desired, to Bone & Prostate Cancer.

“Reposing in Stafford’s Funeral Home, Ballyfermot on Monday afternoon, 20th September 2021, from 1pm to 4pm. Funeral on Wednesday morning, 22nd September, in St. Mark Church, Springfield Tallaght arriving for 10am Funeral mass, followed by burial in Newlands Cross Cemetery.”

Ronnie’s funeral is limited to 100 people only, but the service will be livestreamed on the day at https://stmarksspringfield.org/live-stream/.

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