Tuesday 12 December 2017

Joe Higgins’ mother dies aged 95

THE mother of TD Joe Higgins has died at the age of 95.

Mrs Ellen Higgins of Ballineetig, Dingle, Co Kerry died this morning, at West Kerry Community Hospital in Dingle.

She was mother to Joe, Tom, Mary, Nora, Terry and Helen. She was predeceased by her husband Denis Higgins, sons, Liam Higgins, a former Kerry footballer/Selector and broadcaster with Raidio na Gaeltachta/Kerry Radio as well as Denis óg and daughter Bríd.

The remains of Mrs Higgins will repose in O'Connor's Funeral Home, Dingle from 5pm tomorrow with removal to St Mary's Church that evening at 8pm. The funeral Mass will be on Friday, July 5 at 11am and burial afterwards at Garfinny Cemetery.

The Dáil office of Joe Higgins will be closed on Thursday and Friday.

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