Death Notice: John Joe Dineen, Shinnagh & Rathduane

The death has occurred of John Joe Dineen, Shinnagh and formerly of Rathduane, Rathmore. Reposing at O’Keeffe’s Funeral Home, Rathmore, this Monday (19th) from 5.30pm to 7.30pm, followed by removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Millstreet. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 12 noon with burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Millstreet.

1 thought on “Death Notice: John Joe Dineen, Shinnagh & Rathduane”

  1. In Rathduane, Ballydaly, Rathmore and Millstreet Town never more to be seen
    So sad to learn of the passing of John Joe Dineen
    A likeable sort of character in his own way
    Perhaps in his sixties he lived his last night and day

    He will be missed from Rathduane where his journey in life began
    The place where he grew from a boy to a man
    And in Ballydaly to all where he was well liked and known
    They will grieve the passing of one of their own

    I remember John Joe when he was in his prime
    Though this is going back a few decades in time
    With his young friends in Millstreet Town he enjoyed the pub cheer
    On their weekend sessions of guinness and beer

    Time becomes everyone’s master as the wise one does say
    The young people of the seventies and eighties are aging today
    For on how long anyone does live there is no guarantee
    The Reaper of lives too awaits you and me

    Though his best years in life a few decades ago
    He was not one meant for to grow old John Joe
    He drew his last breath of life in the prime of the May
    And in St Mary’s by Cashman’s Hill his last remains lay.

    “On The Passing Of John Joe Dineen” is by Francis Duggan

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