Patsy (far left) with members of the KAS committee and office 70-467 staff. It was with great sadness that all of us involved with the Killorglin Archive Society heard the news that our esteemed colleague Patsy Cronin had passed away on Wednesday 30th October 2013. He was one of the founding members of the Archive Society in January 2012. Patsy was a Trade Union Official in his working life. His special gift was Administration which many voluntary organizations in the town were to benefit from over the years. He was more than generous with his time and knowledge as could be seen from his life long association with Laune Rangers GAA Club. Patsy (far right) welcomes people to his “home from home” the CY. 70-467J pdf He was involved with the CY as he called it since 1964 and has been President for many years . Indeed one of his last official engagements was to welcome the Judges of the Pride of Place competition to the KCYMS hall in early July. He was also there in his capacity as Public Relations Officer of KAS. No bother to Patsy. He was also a Panto veteran which made great use of his comic talents along with his old pal and fellow Langford Street native Gearóid O’Sullivan. There were many sides to this larger than life personality who was a staunch worker for the town he loved so well. He also worked hard on a County level as he served as the Chairman of the South Kerry Development Partnership, in which he helped to bring so many projects to fruition. His legacy is very evident in the KCYMS, which is now a superb facility, thanks to his hard work over the decades. Patsy was also involved with the FCA and rose to the rank of Sergeant.
Patsy Cronin, Eileen Moriarty, Christy O’Riordan, Timmy Cronin, Madeleine Foley and Myles Coffey pictured at Puck Fair 1964. For those of us in KAS we will miss his good humour and ability to get things done. We thank him for his great efforts for helping to ensure that Killorglin Archive is history, lots and lots of it. To his wife Mary Joe, daughter Marette, son Tim and extended family and many friends go our sincere sympathies. Ar dhéis Dé go raibh a anam dílis. Killorglin Archive Society.