Community support for Courage family raises over €1,000 in under 48 hours

By Maurice Garvey

A FUND to support the family of a Ballyfermot man who passed away this week, has raised over €1,000 in 48 hours.

Kenneth Courage (25), was well known around Ballyfermot, and passed away on Sunday, after battling a long illness.

Kenneth Courage

Members of the community started up a Go Fund Me page on Monday “to help his wonderful parents and family to give Kenneth the best send-off possible.”

A post on social media said they wanted the community get behind the Courage family at this very difficult time both “sympathetically and financially.”

Kenneth’s brother Keith posted a tribute to his brother on Legends of Ballyer RIP, saying “the Legend took his last breath today after a long illness.”

“He battled on as much as he could but couldn’t go any further – rest in peace bro – love you loads,” said Keith.

Over 200 tributes flowed in for Kenneth of the Legends of Ballyer page, many citing him as a “lovely young man.”

A funeral service took place for Kenneth on Wednesday at St Matthews Church.

He is survived by his mother Julie, father Charlie, brother Keith, sister Alison, extended family and friends.

To make a donation on the Go Fund me page, visit 


Belgard Pub
Belgard pub will be calling last
orders if Lidl plans get
go-ahead>>> Click HERE
Killinarden Bouncy Castle  04
Warning over bouncy castle
safety after inflatable takes flight
in Killinarden>>> Click HERE
Bawnogue aerial shot
Crisis as 7,000 children on
housing list>>> Click HERE
Paddy Wall 01
Hidden graveyard ‘shamefully
covered over during the
1970s’>>> Click HERE
Tallaght Hospital Lucy Robot
Hospital consultants love robot
Lucy for faster links with
patients>>> Click HERE
Prev Celebrating a special kind of super-hero
Next Gardaí appeal for witnesses after man stabbed in Tallaght

  • Professor Green speaks to The Echo about the First Fortnight Festival
  • Stunning moment as starlings gather in the sky
  • Operation Transformation TV presenter Kathryn Thomas was in Tallaght for Foróige’s first ever walk and talk
  • Advertise with The Echo Newspaper
  • The Echo visited the Marlet-owned 7.2 hectare site just off the Belgard Road

We use cookies to improve your experience on our site, personalise content, provide social media features, analyse our traffic, show you relevant advertising and to target and report on ads. By using the site, you consent to the use of cookies that may process personal data for these purposes.