Rory Kiely

Rory Kiely (born 1 May 1934) is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician. Kiely was an unsuccessful candidate for the Dáil at the 1969 general election for the Limerick West.[1] Kiely was first elected in 1977, to the 14th Seanad. He was re-elected by the Agricultural Panel to every subsequent Seanad, except for the short-lived 16th Seanad in 1982, until he retired in 2007. He was the Cathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann from 2002 to 2007.[2]

Born in Feenagh, Kilmallock, County Limerick, he still lives in the area. A farmer, he is married to Eileen Kiely (née O'Connor) and has two sons and two daughters. He was educated at C.B.S. Charleville, County Cork and University College Cork (Diploma - Social and Rural Science).

He is a trustee of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) and has been a member of Munster Council GAA since 1982.


  1. "Mr. Rory Kiely". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  2. "Rory Kiely". Retrieved 11 February 2014.
Preceded by
Brian Mullooly
Cathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann
Succeeded by
Pat Moylan
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