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    Desmond O'Sullivan, Bere Island.

    O'Sullivan, Lawrence Cove, Bere Island, Beara, Co. Cork on September 14th peacefully in the excellent care of the doctors, matron and staff of Castletownbere Community Hospital, Desmond (Dessie, Publican), deeply mourned by his sister Joan, nephews, nieces, grand-nephews, grand-nieces, neighbours, island community and friends.


    Reposing at Harrington's Funeral Home Castletownbere. Removal on Sunday at 4pm to St. Michael's Church, Bere Island. Requiem mass on Monday at 11am, followed by burial in adjoining cemetery. No flowers, by request, donations, if desired, to Castletownbere Community Hospital Palliative Care Unit.(See Murphy's and Harrington's ferry's for times)

    THE death of one of Ireland's oldest publicans marks the end of an era.

    Des O'Sullivan (82), better known to his friends and customers as 'Sonish', will be buried today after almost seven decades operating a pub on Bere Island off the west Cork coast.

    Mr O'Sullivan was a legendary figure not just within the Bere Island community but also within the Irish tourism, military and hospitality sectors.

    Thousands of Defence Forces personnel, including navy, army and air corps members, knew Mr O'Sullivan thanks to breaks from gruelling training regimes on the island over the past 60 years.

    He is survived by his sister, Joan, and nieces and nephews.

    Unique, in many ways, everyone who spent time on Bere Island will have some story to tell. His Like will not be seen again. He will be missed.
    Dessies Bar, and Lawrence Cove will never be the same again.

    Rest in Peace. (and keep the noise down!)
    Last edited by Vickers; 18th September 2013 at 09:47.

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    dessie from bere island

    Last edited by Vickers; 18th September 2013 at 09:46.

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