Sean Keane, 1946-2023
Mick Moloney (1944-2022)
Seamus Begley (1949-2023)
Joan Dolan (maiden name Lynch) 1937 - 2023
Joan was born in NYC but raised in Killarue, Cootehill, Co. Cavan until age 11. She returned to NYC, attended St. Jean Baptiste High School, and danced with her beloved McNiff Dancers. She married Felix Dolan in 1959 and they raised four children, Phelim, Siobhan, Brendan, and Deirdre in Westchester County, NY. Joan was an avid set dancer and she co-founded and ran the Bedford Hills Ceili for over 15 years. She loved to dance and sing and spend as much time as she could with her eight grandchildren. She will be deeply missed.
Rosemary Macken (1923-2023) St. Louis Irish Arts
Joe Zykan (1947-2023) husband of Pam Zykan, Vice Chair of St. Louis Irish Arts.
Patricia Converse (1950-2022)
Ken Roberts. Riley CCÉ Cincinnati.
Ken was a Riley CCÉ member, a teacher at the Riley School of Irish music, a member of several Irish Traditional bands, and a strong presence in the Irish music scene in the Dayton, OH and Cincinnati, OH area for many years. After retirement and some ill health, he retired to Florida a few years ago. He passed away on May 26,2023. He is missed by his friends, and his beloved family.
Irish Musicians’ Association, Chicago. Tim Clifford of Ballinruddery, Listowel and formerly Chicago and Kilsarcon, Currow, died peacefully on 9th May 2023, beloved husband of Hilda and dearest father of Patrick, Tony, Kevin, Joanie and the late Cathy and Tim. Sadly missed by his loving family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters Eileen Healy and Lil Dennehy, daughters-in-law Kathy and Sanny, brothers-in-law John, Tom & Bill, sister-in-law Eileen, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Joe Root (1958-2023)
The Mícheál Ó Domhnaill Branch of Oregon grieves the recent loss of accordion and piano player Joe Root, who sat in on piano with The Golden Gate Ceili Band at the last convention in San Francisco.
Mary Heneghan, a founding officer of the Martin Wynne Branch
Edward (Ned) O'Brien
Steven Kain (1966-2023)
Tom Malley (1941-2023) - Craobh Dugan-O'Looney Branch and Northeast Region Treoiri na Gaeilge
Mary Patricia Fox (1934-2023)
Kevin Kearney (1931-2023)