Kilkenny in mourning for Johnny O'Shea of Piltown and Iverk Produce

Johnny was a man of huge heart, charity with an incredible work ethic and love of the GAA

Sean Keane


Sean Keane


Piltown's finest has passed away, Johnny O'Shea

The late Johnny O'Shea pictured where he loved most, on the land in Piltown, county Kilkenny

One of the region's most charismatic, forward thinking entrepreneurs and business men has passed away.

Johnny O'Shea who was 65-years-old died today at Waterford University Hospital after a long battle with illness. 

He was a wonderful human being, at the forefront of every positive development in Piltown and its environs. He was also the boss of the huge O'Shea Farms and Iverk Produce business empires and was involved in every aspect of his community.

He was steeped in the GAA and above all, had an empathy with people and was loved where ever he went. Charity was his big thing, at home and abroad and he did countless acts of goodness.

He died peacefully in the loving care of the staff at Medical 4 (Waterford University Hospital) today.

Johnny is survived by his sister Margaret, brothers Tomas, Richard, Seamus and Joe, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and many friends.

Reposing at his home on Wednesday (Oct 10th) from 2 to 8pm. Removal on Thursday to The Church of The Assumption, Piltown arriving for 11am Mass. Burial in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only, donations, if desired, to St. Brigid's Hospital, Carrick-on-Suir. Donation box at House & Church.