In St John’s Church of Ireland, on Friday Feb. 21, 2014, a memorial service was held for the late Sir Anthony Denny who died some months ago. His son Tom Denny and Tom’s uncle Richard Denny attended, with Richard’s wife. It was a moving occasion. The Denny Bible was brought out for all to see. The Mayor of Tralee was present, and members of the Town Council.
On Saturday in the Pastoral Centre of St John’s Catholic Church, Tom outlined plans for his design of a stained glass window. The probable theme will be the Return of the Prodigal Son.
Did the Dennys construct Tralee Castle from scratch, or was it there already? (Bear in mind that the Geraldines are said to have destroyed the town in 1580 during the second Desmond Rebellion.) Here is an entry in a fragment of a Denny family diary held in the Victoria and Albert Museum (the writer is Edward Denny): ‘I finished this great Castle and with my mother to live in it upon the 22 December 1627.’