The Late Kitty Nangle RIP


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