One of Ireland’s top promoters in show business Kieran Cavanagh has passed away at the age of 67.

A native of Easkey in West County Sligo, Kieran was manager of country music legend Daniel O’Donnell.

Kieran passed away earlier today surrounded by his family following an illness.

Having held the position of promoter for Daniel O’Donnell in Ireland, he  took over the role as manager of the Donegal native in 2015.

In a very interesting and storied career in the entertainment business, Kieran was also once the manager of American rock n’ roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis.

He ran Irish tours for some of America’s greats – Johnny Cash, Kenny Rogers, Glen Campbell and Willie Nelson have all been listed by the Sunday World, to name but a few.

In a tribute to his manager, Daniel O’Donnell wrote the following on his social media this morning:

“It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of my friend and manager Kieran Cavanagh. RIP.

“Kieran died this morning in the wonderful care of St Vincent’s Private Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Please keep them in your prayers at this very sad and difficult time.”

Kieran’s funeral arrangements have yet to be announced.

May he Rest in Peace.


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