Kanturk funerals: Mark O’Sullivan to be buried day after brother, father

Kanturk funerals: Mark O’Sullivan to be buried day after brother, father

Tadg, Mark and Diarmuid O’Sullivan who died in a shooting in a remote part of Kanturk in North Cork. Picture: Gardaí

Tomorrow will mark the first two funerals for two of the men killed in a dispute over farmland in Kanturk, Co Cork.

Funerals for Tadgh O'Sullivan and his son Diarmuid will be held privately in line with Covid restrictions, at St Mary's Church, Castlemagner. They will be buried afterwards at St Brigid's Cemetery Castlemagner. 

The funeral of Mark O'Sullivan, understood to have been shot dead in his bedroom by his father and brother, will be held on Saturday and will be live-streamed at 3.30pm from the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kanturk, north Co Cork.

Sympathisers inundated Rip.ie with messages for Anne O’Sullivan over the shocking killing of her “beautiful son” Mark, who was a popular figure with classmates at Coláiste Treasa, Kanturk and at the University of Limerick and University College Cork, where he had studied law. 

Edmund Ryan, from Limerick, described the 26-year-old law graduate as “a genuine, fun, considerate human being”.

He said he hoped time would help Mrs O'Sullivan to “find the reason to live every day and accept that this tragedy and responsibility for the great sadness and heartache all around you was not yours to carry”.

Former work colleague Ronan Murphy said: “[Mark] lit up the room with his infectious smile and was always willing to lend a hand whenever needed.”

Management and staff of Coláiste Treasa, Kanturk, where the brothers attended secondary school, also expressed condolences to Mrs O'Sullivan, and dozens of messages come from others all over the country.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to the Jack & Jill Foundation in Mark's memory, and in memory of Diarmuid and Tadgh they are asked to donate to The Cliona Ring Foundation, a Limerick-based charity that provides financial assistance to families with critically and terminally ill children.

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