Marian Lingurar Jnr

  • 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.


  • 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.