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Dingle - Jack McKenna.
Canon Jack Mckenna was born on 6th March 1920. He was the youngest of a family of seven and born into the McKenna household on Dykegate Street in the heart of Dingle town. He was an outstanding footballer, winning five county Championship medals with Dingle.
He joined the priesthood in 1947 and served in the kerry diocese until he retired as Canon of Castletownbere in 1994. He was passionate about photography, videography, history, culture, language, folklore and music. When he was stationed in Ballyferriter as curate, he also had the responsibility as Chaplin to the Great Blasket Island.
He recorded and documented social events and activities of the Blasket Islanders. All of Jack's research and documentation of events are now on display in Dunquin Heritage Center. He first published 'Dingle' in 1985. He was a man of many parts, but to his family he was uncle, grand uncle, brother and friend to all. We would like to thank Barry Rogers for the republishing of 'Dingle' (3rd edition).