John Kenny

  • A 24-year-old man has been found guilty of the manslaughter of Co Galway publican John Kenny in 2011. 

    Marian Lingurar Jnr, with an address at Blackpool, Co Cork, was charged with the unlawful killing of Mr Kenny at Kenny's Bar, Main Street, Oughterard, on 25 September, 2011.

    John Kenny, who was also a teacher, was found tied up and had suffered a violent and sustained assault. His body was discovered by his wife and daughter. 

    Marian Lingurar Jnr, who is originally from Romania, was found guilty at Galway Circuirt Court by a jury of seven men and four women in a trial that lasted three weeks.

    He was also found guilty of the second charge of trespass with intent to commit theft.

    He was remanded in custody and will reappear before Galway Circuit Criminal Court for sentencing on 8 May.


  • The trial of a 24 year old man charged in relation to the death of an Oughterard publican in September 2011 opened at the Galway Circuit Court yesterday.

    The body of John Kenny was discovered by family members at Kenny’s Bar, Main Street, Oughterard on the 25th of September, 2011.

    A post-mortem examination revealed he had died as a result of serious assault.

    Yesterday, a 24 year old man pleaded not guilty to the unlawful killing of John Kenny.

    The accused, who has an address in Co. Cork, was a juvenile at the time of the alleged offence and cannot be named.

    He also pleaded not guilty to a further charge of trespassing with intent to commit an offence.

    A jury of 8 men and 4 women was sworn in before Judge Rory McCabe and the trial at the Galway Circuit Court is expected to last around two weeks.



  • A 23-year-old man has been remanded in custody in connection with the death of a Co Galway publican and school teacher more than six years ago.

    The man was aged 17 when initially charged with the unlawful killing of John Kenny in his pub in Oughterard in September 2011, therefore he cannot be named.

    He was arrested in Cork last week and remanded in custody to appear before Galway Circuit Criminal Court today.

    He was remanded in continuing custody to appear before the same court on 17 July.

    On the 25th September 2011, the body of John Kenny - who was a teacher in Athenry -  was found on the floor of a room in his pub with his hands tied behind his back.

    A post-mortem examination carried out on Mr Kenny's body showed his death was the result of an assault.

  • A 24-year-old man has been sentenced to nine years in jail for the manslaughter of a Co Galway teacher and publican in 2011. 

    Last January, a jury found Marian Lingurar Jr guilty of the manslaughter of John Kenny in Oughterard, in September 2011. 

    Lingurar - with an address at Loughgeorge, Claregalway - worked as a doorman at a pub run by Mr Kenny.

    The court heard that Mr Kenny sustained severe blows in the early hours of 25 September 2011. His body was found in a toilet of the pub by his wife and daughter later that day. His hands had been tied with an electrical cable. 

    A post mortem examination revealed he had multiple rib fractures as well as head and neck injuries. 

    RTE News reports that, at the Galway Circuit Criminal Court today, Judge Rory McCabe imposed a nine year sentence on Mr Lingurar, who was 16 when the offences took place.