Cathaoirleach Of Kerry County Council Pays Tribute To Brendan Kennelly

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THE Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Jimmy Moloney, has extended his condolences to the family of the late Brendan Kennelly following his death on Sunday.

“Brendan Kennelly was a remarkable poet and writer who produced some of the most important and iconic poems which now form part of his rich legacy. He made poetry popular and accessible, which won him such admiration nationally and internationally.

“Brendan was first and foremost a Ballylongford man and despite many years in Dublin, he always maintained a close link with, and a love of, his native place.

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“Several years ago, Kerry County Council had the honour of hosting a Civic Reception for Brendan in his homeplace. I know that was one of his proudest days, surrounded by his family and neighbours.”

The Chief Executive of Kerry County Council, Moira Murrell, said that Brendan Kennelly was an exceptional ambassador for Kerry.

“Brendan Kennelly was an exceptionally generous and kind man who always had great time for the people of his native county. He has made an enormous and enduring impact on Irish poetry, literature and culture, which is his wonderful legacy.”

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