He­len of­fered a warm wel­come to visi­tors at her Dublin guest­house

The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - NEWS -

HE­LEN Moran (nee Dennehy) who passed away peace­fully on Mon­day,


11, in St Vin­cent’s Pri­vate


Dublin, was well known to Kerry foot­ball and rugby fol­low­ers as a wel­com­ing host at her guest­house in


He­len was born in May

1942 in Cur­row to the late Wil­liam Dennehy (for­mer Chair­man of Kerry County Coun­cil) and Mary Dennehy, Bally­beg, Cur­row.

He­len’s twin sis­ter Cather­ine Lyons, Abbeyfeale, passed away in 2015. She is sur­vived by five other sib­lings: Tom Dennehy (Cur­row), Marie Karas (Chicago),Hugh Dennehy (Chicago), Mar­garet Flan­nery (Dublin), and Liam Dennehy (Dublin).

He­len was ed­u­cated in Cur­row NS and Pre­sen­ta­tion Con­vent Din­gle be­fore she qual­i­fied as a nurse in Whipps Cross, Lon­don.

Af­ter work­ing in Dublin and Chicago she em­i­grated to Zam­bia where she met her fu­ture hus­band Ea­monn Moran from Askeaton,Co Lim­er­ick. They had two chil­dren Em­met and Grainne. Un­for­tu­nately Ea­monn died from can­cer aged only 39 in 1985.

She pur­chased Raglan Lodge Guest­house in 1992 and ran a hugely suc­cess­ful busi­ness there un­til she sold it in 2006.She was a pop­u­lar host, en­ter­tain­ing guests from all over Ire­land and all over the world. It was a reg­u­lar place to stay for Kerry sup­port­ers up for foot­ball matches and for rugby fans vis­it­ing nearby Land­sowne Road for In­ter­na­tion­als. When she did have any spare time from the busi­ness she loved ski­ing, golf and Bridge.

She will be deeply missed by her wide cir­cle of fam­ily and friends who will re­mem­ber her as a hugely gen­er­ous per­son who loved life and loved the peo­ple she met on life’s jour­ney . In lat­ter years her great­est joy was be­ing with her five beau­ti­ful grand­chil­dren.

She is sur­vived by her son Em­met, daugh­ter Grainne, five grand­chil­dren, daugh­ter in law Lisa, and her son in law Gra­ham.

Her re­mains are repos­ing at Massey Bros Fu­neral Home, 5 New­town Rd, Black­rock, this Wed­nes­day from 6pm–8pm. Re­quiem mass will be on this Thurs­day at the Church of the As­sump­tion, Boot­er­stown Ave at 11.30am fol­lowed by burial at Deans­grange Ceme­tery.

May she rest in peace

The Late He­len Moran

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