Leitrim GAA are sad to hear of the passing of Kitty Nangle Castleknock Dublin. Kitty was a fanatical Dub supporter married to a fanatical Leitrim supporter the late Gerry Nangle who passed away on the 25th April 2019.
On Morning Ireland on Radio 1 in a piece compiled by Eileen Magnier Eamonn Duignan Chairman of The LEITRIMWALL committee told the story of two bricks in the leitrimwall.
The story told was of Gerry & Kitty Nangle. Gerry from Drumshanbo met Kitty a Dub at a dance in the National Ballroom in Dublin and Gerry left her home.
She said she wasn’t interested in boys she was only 16. Friends of hers from Arigna were friends of Gerry & her name came up after being lost for 6years
Gerry and Kitty were married in 1963 -56 years ago
Gerry Nangle bought a brick in the wall and his message is
Gerry Nangle Drumshanbo- 40 years a publican in Dublin – great leitrim supporter
Two weeks later Kitty asked Eamonn Duignan for a brick in the wall and Eamonn told her Gerry had bought one. She said ‘ I know , and I want to buy one as well’
Kitty a fanatical Dublin Supporter message was Up the Dubs- Thanks Leitrim -for Gerry
Kitty became known to everybody when she told her story to Eileen Magnier on the RTE main evening news at the official opening of the Leitrim GAA Centre of Excellence.
Leitrim GAA would like to extend their sympathy to Kitty’s children ,Gerard, Caitriona, Finbarr and Paula and the entire Nangle family
Funeral arrangements later