Clare Freeman, Wed 13 Nov 1878:Deaths. Kennedy – On the 11th November, at his residence, Corn Market, Ennis, Mr Mathew Kennedy, deeply and deservedly regretted by his family and a numerous circle of friends.
Civil record: https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/ ... 190367.pdfThe remains of Mr Matthew Kennedy, of the Corn Market, an old and respectable inhabitant, whose death appears in our obituary, were this day interred at Tubber. The funeral was exceedingly large when passing through Ennis, a line of over 100 cars following in the rear.
See Teampall na Déirce Graveyard, Tubber, inscriptions donated by Paddy Casey: https://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/cocla ... tubber.htm
Clare Freeman, Sat 25 Nov 1882:
Clare Freeman, Wed 29 Nov 1882:Awfully Sudden Death. It is with deep regret we have to record another case of sudden death in this town in the person of Mr. John Kennedy, draper. Mr Kennedy was well and favourably known to the community. In the case of the recent fire in Mill-street on last Wednesday he exerted himself to the utmost, and rendered very valuable services; he was in the usual enjoyment of good health; he entered his kitchen on last night about 6 o’clock, and had no sooner sat down than he collapsed and died almost instantaneously from disease of the heart. The priest and doctor were sent for, but their services were of no avail, although Dr. Hynes tried all that science could do, even against hope and his own convictions, to revive the action of the heart.
SheilaThe funeral of Mr John Kennedy, whose sudden death we recorded on Saturday last, took place on Monday last. It was very numerously and respectfully attended. All the available cars and carriages in town were engaged, and although the day was intensely cold and wet, a very large cortege followed the remains to Crusheen, and the largest part followed it all the way to the burial place near Blake Mount, about nine miles from the town, at a place called Thuambal-nah-Dierka.