In Glenageary [Updated]


This afternoon.

Glenageary, Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin.

Friends and colleagues of Keelin Shanley gather outside St Paul’s Church following a funeral ceremony.

From top: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (roght) Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe (Centre) and Minister for Children Katherine Zappone (left); Miriam O’Callaghan, John Bowman, Alan Kelly,  Áine Lawlor, Ryan Tubridy, Des Cahill, Charlie Bird, Bryan Dobson and Caitriona Perry (centre) with RTÉ Director General Dee Forbes (right) and Keelin’s husband Conor Ferguson,



This afternoon.

Glenageary, Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin.

The funeral mass – a Humanist ceremony – for broadcaster Keelin Shanley is taking place at St Paul’s Church.

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15 thoughts on “In Glenageary [Updated]

    1. Paulus

      It’s not unheard of, for independent-minded clergy to facilitate a ceremony such as this.
      (I’ve been at a few).

      And farewell Keelin; you were one of my favourite broadcasters.

      1. J Dizzle

        Hear hear, she was very good on Prime Time Investigates. Stopped me in my tracks when I heard she died. Way too young.

  1. Etta

    It’s Church of Ireland. Also facilitated the holding of a humanist ceremony at the funeral of Kate Holmquist. RIP Keelin (and Kate, not forgotten).

  2. carlosfandango

    What a wonderful woman and tragic loss. Her husband is an absolute gentleman and no words can describe how much Conor and his family must feel at this time. Rest In Peace. x

  3. Ringsend Incinerator

    Plenty of seats in the RTE Canteen this afternoon.

    RIP to Keelin, condolences to family and friends. Too soon.

    Irish funerals are so selfishly more about the living being seen than the deceased memorialized….

    1. lolly

      what an idiotic comment. of course funerals are about the living, the dead don’t (can’t) care. funerals are about helping the bereaved through a horrible time, motivations for attending vary but this is the last thing the bereaved are thinking about and for you to be thinking about it (and inventing motivations for people) says more about you and your sense of self importance. If Varadker went there to be seen for example so fuc&ing what, he’s the Taoiseach, I’d be chuffed if the Taoiseach came to my funeral, even if that person was a gobdaw.

  4. Slightly Bemused

    When I heard of her passing I was literally floored. I had the great pleasure of meeting her in a number of capacities over the years. She was very funny in the less formal situations, and utterly professional in the more serious ones. A great loss, not just to RTE, but to Irish journalism as a whole.

    But most of all, my heart goes out to her family.

    Rest in peace, Keelin. It was my honour to have known you, however briefly

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