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Kevin Higgins

The death has occurred of

Kevin Higgins

Carbry Road, Newcastle, Galway

Kevin passed away on Tuesday January 10,  2023 in the care of the Claddagh Ward, University Hospital Galway after dealing with his illness in his own courageous and candid way.

Predeceased by his mother Mary.

Very sadly missed by his cherished wife Susan, father Stephen, sister Helen, nephew Mark, uncles, aunts, cousins, extended family, his many valued friends and all those he touched and inspired through his mentorship and poetry in the Arts Community in Ireland and further afield.


Kevin will be reposing at the O ’Flaherty Funeral Parlour, Munster Avenue, Galway (H91 V1K8) on this Sunday,  January 15,  from 2.30  p.m. concluding with a celebration of Kevin’s Life at 4 p.m.  Live-streaming/Recording link: Here

This will be followed by an informal gathering at 5 p.m. at The House Hotel, Spanish Parade, Galway (H91 X309) to which all are welcome to share their memories of Kevin.

Private Cremation to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations, if desired, to Galway Cat Rescue or a cancer charity of your choice.

House Private please.

Book of Condolence: You are invited to leave a personal message for Kevin’s family in the online condolence section below. The family would like to thank you for your thoughtfulness at this time.


Kevin will also be remembered at the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Over the Edge Readings in Galway City Library at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 26, 2023.

 All are welcome to attend.


Date Published:

Friday 13th January 2023

Date of Death:

Tuesday 10th January 2023

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