Popular Wicklow Councillor Pat Kavanagh passes away

By:William O’Toole

The community in Wicklow and further afield has been left stunned this evening with the news that Councillor Pat Kavanagh has passed away.

Pat was a highly respected councillor and animal rights activist who fought tirelessly for issues in her community.

Never one to shy away from matters that were close to her heart, Pat was particularly responsible for the continued well being of animals across the county.

Among her many achievements, she was co-founder of  CHANCE – a dedicated group based in Wicklow that works to address the high kill rates at Wicklow Pound.

She was also a major supporter of the Right2Change initiative and was heavily involved in the campaign in recent times.

Pat was also heavily involved in helping the homeless and those living alone, and last Christmas she organised dinner for them at Wicklow Parochial hall.

Funeral details

Patricia ( Pat ) Kavanagh, (Wicklow County Councillor ) who passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family at St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin, loving wife of Francis, and mother of Derval and Conor, sadly missed by her loving husband, children, sisters Elish and Mary, brothers, Joe and Myles, father-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces Evie and Claire, great nieces Holly and Izzy, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives and friends.


Rest In Peace


Pat will be reposing at McCrea’s Funeral Home, Dublin Road, Wicklow Town from 4pm to 8pm Friday with removal Saturday at 10.30am to St. Patrick’s Church, Wicklow Town arriving for 11.00 am Funeral Mass followed by interment in Rathnew Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to The Irish Cancer Society. Enquiries to McCrea’s Funeral Home, Wicklow Town, 0404 – 69000.

Date Published: Thursday 17th December 2015
Date of Death: Wednesday 16th December 2015

Sign up to our weekly newsletter

Please contact us for use of this image