Tributes have been paid to a Kilkenny man who died in a fatal fire on Wednesday.
Oliver Brennan died in a fire at his home in Jenkinstown. His brother Dominic arrived home to discover the fire and was treated for smoke inhalation.
Local councilor Pat Fitzpatrick said the community was shocked and saddened by Oliver’s untimely death.
“He was a lovely man, Oliver was a very quiet man, as Dom is by the way, and took care of their business and took care of the hurling and they loved the community and Oliver in particular was a big fan of black and amber.”
“Conahy Parish and indeed the whole surrounding area and particularly the Jenkinstown area is absolutely in shock at this tragedy which has befallen poor Oliver, Oliver would have been a well known man in the area himself and his brother Dominic, or Dom as we all know him, is said to have lived together in Jenkinstown in a quaint neighborhood just outside of Jenkinstown.”
“It was the family home there, they had a little farm there that their father would have grown there on the edge of this beautiful scenic area and they met everyone and greeted everyone, Dom would probably be more in the forefront that Oliver but Oliver was always there and wherever he met you he was always kind and had that word for you, just really, really highly respected and well loved in the area so he will be a huge loss”.
Oliver is dearly missed by his loving family, his brothers Peter and Dominic, his sisters Breda, Margaret, Alice and Terry, his brothers-in-law Shem, Eamonn, Pat and Martin, his sister-in-law Marie, his nephews, nieces, grand-nephews and grandnieces. , extended family, neighbors and friends.
Resting at Johnston Funeral Home on Saturday, March 26 from 5 p.m. with the Rosary and Vigil prayers at 6:30 p.m. The requiem mass will be celebrated on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. in the Notre-Dame du Perpétuel Secours church in Jenkinstown, with burial afterwards in the Conahy cemetery.