Friday, 28 December 2007

Kit Ahern Radio Telefís Éireann:

The funeral of Kit Ahern, the first woman to serve as a TD for North Kerry, will take place tomorrow.

It will follow the 11.30am Requiem Mass at St. John's Church in Ballybunnion...

...The 92-year-old former TD, Senator and Councillor died in Tralee yesterday.

She served only one term as TD following her election to Dáil Eireann in 1977 for Fianna Fáil before losing her seat and retiring from national politics.

Ms Ahern also served as president of the Irish Country Women's Association.

The eldest of eight children from Athea in Co Limerick she was educated locally and in Dublin.

She was a lifelong promoter of the Irish language and was an aunt of the Kerry inter-county footballer Eoin Liston.

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