Der Kiely, Lislehane, Cullen

The death has occurred of Diarmuid (Der) Kiely, Lislehane, Cullen, Cork. Passed away, peacefully, in University Hospital, Kerry, on 22nd of November, 2019. Beloved brother of the late Eilis, Sean, Conor and Martin. Deeply regretted by his sisters Maureen, Anne and Sheila, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Lying in repose in the Church of the Nativity, Cullen, on Sunday evening from 5.30pm to 7pm. Requiem Mass on Monday at 12 noon burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. No flowers, by request. Donations, in lieu, to Institute of Christ the King, Limerick. House strictly private, please. [rip] [f]


Der, like his parents was a teacher in Lislehane (Cullen) National School until he retired some 20 odd years ago.

Der  was one of the founding members of Millstreet Parish Credit Union, and he dedicated years of distinguished service there. In 2018 he and Ted Kiely had the honour of officially unveiling the plaque commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Credit union in Millstreet.

William Kiely (in red) with the two Founder Members of Millstreet Credit Union – From left: Dermot Kiely and Liam Coffey. – at the Credit Union Christmas Mass in 2014
A noted historian, Der was also involved with the Seanchas Dúthalla magazine for many years. His father Roger was a member of a Flying Column in 1921 during the war of Independence, and is in the painting the Men of the South
As the son of Roger Kiely, Der (third from left) was invited to Áras an Uachtaráin back in April 2019, after the one of the versions of “Men of the South” was moved from the Hugh Lane Gallery to the Áras.

1 thought on “Der Kiely, Lislehane, Cullen”

  1. Lovely man a quiet unassuming gentleman.. a great teacher as a breeze who gave his life helping and giving .. Thank you Der Rip.

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