Margie Dennehy (1936-2017)

Saddened to learn of the passing of Margie Dennehy on Sunday evening. Margie, along with her late husband Dennis, were co-founders of Dennehy Irish Dance. Margie was its heart and soul and was one of the nicest and kindest people you could ever meet. She and Dennis attempted their best to turn my two left feet into something workable when it came to dancing but heartily supported my move to playing music for them instead of badly hoofing it… 

Of her many accomplishments in the world of Irish dance, Margie excelled in creating dance choreographies including “The Lord of the Dance” which featured a then relatively unknown teenager by the name of Michael Flatley. And the music for TLOTD was created by another young Dennehy dancer at the time, Liz Carroll. 

My condolences to Kathy, Dennis, her grandson Conor, and her many nieces, nephews, family members, friends, and her dancers everywhere 

I’ll lead you all in the dance said She… 

Rest in peace Margie. 

Margaret "Margie" Dennehy (nee Bartishell), age 80. Co-founder of Dennehy Irish Dance. Beloved wife of the late Dennis G. Dennehy; loving mother of Kathleen Dennehy and Dennis Dennehy; proud Nana of Conor Dennehy Evans; cherished sister of George (Michelle) Bartishell, the late William “Bill" Bartishell and the late Elizabeth "Betty" Harling. 


Sunday, March 19, 3-9PM 

Blake-Lamb Funeral Home 

4727 W 103rd St., Oak Lawn, IL 


Monday, March 20 

St. Linus Church 

Mass 11:00 a.m. 

Entombment Holy Sepulcher Cemetery 

Info: 708-636-1193 or

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