The death occurred recently of Jerry (Christopher) O’Carroll, one of the most popular figures ever to come from Kerry to the Marble City. Jerry originally from Moyvane near Listowel went to the local national school in Moyvane and St Michael’s College, Listowel, before entering Rockwell Catering School in Cashel. Jerry was a brilliant student and after spending two years training he went on to the Great Southern Hotel in Eyre Square Galway and then for Continental experience he spent some time in Germany returning to work in the Europa Hotel, Killarney and various other establishments all over Ireland
Jerry returned to Rockwell Catering School as a Supervisor and Lecturer where he excelled. Jerry left his mark on Rockwell, He was respected by his fellow lecturers and by the numerous students who shall fondly remember him to this day all over the world, Jerry was a friend and confidante to all who were lucky enough to have known him in his Rockwell years
Jerry went on to Fermoy where he transformed the Grand Hotel and again made numerous lifelong friends. He then went to Aherlow House Hotel, the same scenario he left many friends behind.
For the last 20 years or so Jerry has spent them in Kilkenny at the Kilford Arms Hotel as Restaurant Manager where he excelled. Jerry just wasn’t good in his chosen profession he was brilliant, amazing as the saying goes he was simply the best. Best at his profession and best friend to numerous people who were lucky enough to have made his acquaintance. Sadly missed by brothers Micahel, Brendan, Con, sister Marietta and extended family.