Killarney plunged into sadness at sudden death of Breda Walshe

The late Breda Walshe with her husband Enda

Sinead KelleherKerryman

There is huge shock and sorrow in Killarney following the sudden death of well-known Kerry woman Breda Walshe.

News of the death of the beloved mother and wife came to light this morning, March 20 and it has led to an outpouring of grief in the town where she was so well known and loved.

The wife of former Legion GAA Chairman Enda Walshe and mother to daughters Rebecca and Amy, she is also daughter-in-law to Cathal Walshe, a former town councillor and member of An Garda Siochána and who was this year’s Grand Marshal at the Killarney St Patrick's day parade.

Breda, who is just 50 years of age worked in the local presbytery and was much loved there. She previously worked in  Macs Ice-cream parlour where she was a valued member of staff and much loved by customers.

Enda Walshe works in Quills in Killarney and is also PRO of St Paul's Basketball club and the clubs are among many who have expressed their sympathies to the family online.

"We are deeply saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Breda Walshe. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest condolences to Enda our club PRO, Amy, Rebecca and family,” said a statement from St Pauls.

Cathal Walshe also paid tribute online to his wonderful daughter-in-law who was taken too soon and who he described as the “daughter he never had”

Legion GAA club have also paid tribute to Enda and his family on their loss.

“All in our club are deeply shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden passing of our club member, Breda Walshe.⁠ We offer our condolences to her husband Enda, daughters Rebecca & Amy and the extended Walshe and Morrissey families.”

Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.