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Peter McKenna
(1944 - 2008)


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Name: Mr Peter McKenna
Nick Name: Country Pete
Gender: Male
Age: 63 years old
Lived: Thursday, 20 April 1944 - Monday, 18 February 2008

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The 2nd Annual beinifit night for Peter will be held on Friday 27th Febuary 2009. All funds raised will be donated to Leukaemia research in Ireland.

Music on the night will be provided by
Matt Malone
John Ryder & Memphis
Danny Kelly
Tony McKenna
Ger Vickers
Brendan Nessens
Peter McKenna (Jnr)
Sean Kenna
False Alibi

And a very specail thanks to the Roundwood walkers Group for arranging the evening.

On the 18th February 2008 Peter McKenna of Sea Road, Kilcoole and formerly of Roundwood Co. Wicklow passed away peacefully in St. Vincent’s Hospital. Many would have known and remembered Peter through the years as the drummer in many local bands including The Union Shuffle Showband. Peter also played with Danny Kelly in Easy listening in many pubs throughout the county. His love of country music took him to Nashville and he played in Nashville in 1998 while on a trip to his relations in America. Peter also had a love of wildlife and nature, and this took him on many walks to many locations from the Breeches in Kilcoole to the Great wall of China and he always had his camera in his hand. He spent many days walking with the Roundwood Walkers and went on many memorable trips with the walkers group.




Peter spent most of his life building up his successful business with his family, McKenna Timber Products. During the course of the business Peter traveled many locations all over the world including Poland, Latvia, Finland, USA, China, Spain, and Morocco and never failed to return with photographs and new ideas that were then implemented for his customers.


Peter was born on the 20th April 1944 son of Patrick and Esther McKenna, Roundwood, and brother to Paddy, Gene (RIP), Billy, Kitty, Betty (RIP) and Pat (RIP). Peter is survived by his four children Paul, Karl, Linda, and Peter and five grandchildren, Nicole “The Buzzy”, Emily, Paul, Katie, and Erin. Peter has been laid to rest in Priestnewtown, Co. Wicklow.





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''When life or work is getting you down- just go home, sit down, have a cup of tea and put on the t.v ''- best advise...
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dad always thinking of you from now and forever, why do the brightest stars burn out first
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we love and miss you so much da. Think of you everyday and always will. Love you linda & Buzzy xxxx
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Song Name: Livin on Love
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Keep it country Daddy.....
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Happy Birthday Daddy....Love Karl, Elaine, Emily, Erin. We love and miss you.
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Fathers Name: Patrick
Mothers Name: Esther
Siblings Names: Paddy, Billy, Gene, Pat, Kitty, Betty
Country of Birth: Ireland
Country of Residence: Ireland
City of Residence: Wicklow
Occupation: Self-Employment
Marital Status: Single
Religion: Catholic


Favourite Sport: Football
Favourite Team: Ireland
Favourite Book: Any wildlife books
Favourite Movie: Old westerns
Favourite Music Genre: Country
Favourite Artist: Jim Reeves


Place of Passing: St Vincents Hospital Dublin Ireland
Date of Passing: 18 February 2008
Place of Burial: Kilquade, Co. Wicklow
Funeral Director: Willie Doyle
Funeral Location: Kilcoole
Funeral Date: 20 February 2008
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