Ted Moynihan: truly a remarkable man

Every so often a person emerges from the general community with a special charm, a remarkable personality, unimpeachable integrity and unquenchable spirit.

A person like Ted Moynihan.

Kerry lost a great champion of true community values, decency and selflessness last week when he passed away.

His death is, obviously, most acutely felt by his wife Breda, his children and wider family. We offer our sincere sympathy to all of them.

But the broader community in Kerry also feels the loss.

For decades, Ted Moynihan worked tirelessly to raise vast sums of money for cancer victims.

This culminated late last year in the opening of a state-of-the-art medical facility for cancer sufferers and end-of-life patients at University Hospital Kerry.

The facility is a monument to his amazing determination to provide the best services to those in need of care.

It was fitting, and deeply poignant, that Ted Moynihan was himself cared for in that medical unit in his final hours.

The people of Kerry are extremely grateful for the work and the vision that defined Ted Moynihan’s life. Generations to come will benefit from what he has left behind.

He was a patriot in the true sense of the word.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.