Death Notices

Michael (Bobby) Kilkenny

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Portnick, Ballinasloe, Galway

Bobby passed peacefully on Sunday, 3rd of March, surrounded by his heartbroken family, in the loving care of the staff of ICU, University Hospital Galway, after a short illness in his 89th year. Predeceased by his parents Bill and Julia and brother Paddy. Bobby will be sadly missed by his heartbroken wife of 57 years Carmel, his daughters Martina (Reynolds) and Colleen (Cleary), his son Cathal, his sons-in-law Ger and John, his sisters Betty and Mary, his recently deceased brother-in-law Jimmy and his late brother-in-law Paddy, his sister-in-law Marie, his adored grandchildren Luke, Zach, Liam, Saoirse and Muireann, extended family, nieces, nephews, neighbours, many friends and by all the musicians and singers with whom he loved to play.



Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis



Bobby will repose in Grenham’s Funeral Home, Ballinasloe (H53 HK15) on Wednesday, 6th of March, from 4pm to 7pm. Removal on Thursday to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Creagh for Funeral Mass at 12 noon, followed by burial in Creagh Cemetery. House private please.


Bobby’s family would like to thank you for your support and prayers at this difficult time. Messages of comfort and support may be forwarded through the “Condolences” section below.

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  1. All my sympathy to you Carmel and to your family. Bobby was a great flutist and companion to speak with. Lizzie harp

  2. So sorry to hear that Bobby passed away may he rest in peace our thoughts are with all the family. Paddy, Mary and Brian Cavanagh.

  3. Saddened by the passing of this Legend of a man,loved by all who knew him.Carmel,Martina,Colleen,Cathal and families and extended families and friends….,You are all in our thoughts and prayers sending much love and big hugs to you all.His memory will live on in the broken hearts he left behind.Sincerely Tommy and Lovelle Coppinger and family in BC,Canada.