Obituaries, Sunday, 27th August, 5pm


Ocean FM has been informed of the following deaths:




Rita Sweeney, Melbourne, Australia and Cranmore, Sligo

Christopher McKenna, Sligo

Ava Maria Fehilly Harrington, Donegal Town

Michael Mc Glynn, Charlestown

Pat McDermott, Drumkeeran

Thomas Murphy, Derrygonnelly

Seamus Carway, Ballinful

Frank Mc Gowan, Ballintrilick

Gerard Gibbons, Kinlough

Margaret Conboy, Ballisodare

Charles McGourty, Dowra




Rita Sweeney, nee Finan, Melbourne, Australia, and formerly of Treacy Avenue and Cranmore, Sligo. Peacefully in Melbourne. Reposing at the Foley & Mc Gowan Funeral Home, Market Yard, Sligo today until 6pm. Funeral will arrive at Sligo Cathedral on Monday for Mass of the Resurrection at 11:30am with interment in Sligo Cemetery afterwards.                         


Christopher (Christie) McKenna, St John’s Terrace, Sligo. Peacefully at the North West Hospice, Sligo. Reposing at the Nazareth House Chapel, Church Hill, Sligo, from 5pm on Monday with removal at 6:15pm to St Anne’s Church, Sligo, to arrive at 7pm. Mass of Christian Burial at 11am on Tuesday. Burial to follow in Sligo Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu if desired to the North West Hospice, C/o Seamus Feehily and Sons, Funeral Directors, Pearse Road, Sligo.



Ava Maria Fehilly Harrington, 1 Lurganboy, Donegal Town.  Peacefully at home.  Remains reposing at her residence today.  Funeral Mass on Monday at 11am in St Patrick’s Church, Donegal Town, with burial immediately afterwards in Clar cemetery.  House private at all times please.  Family flowers only donations if so desired to Crumlin Children’s Hospital.



Michael Mc Glynn, St Anne’s nursing home Charlestown, Co. Mayo, formerly of Cashel, Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal.  Reposing at the Sheil hospital mortuary, Ballyshannon on Monday from 5pm with removal at 6.45pm, going to St Bridgets church Ballintra, arriving at 7.30pm.   Funeral Mass on Tuesday at 9am, with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.    House strictly private, all enquiries to Jackie Carron Funeral Director on 087 9734000



Pat McDermott, Aras Bhride, Drumkeeran and formerly of Cashel, Dowra, Co. Cavan. Reposing at Aras Bhride, Drumkeerin today until 5.30pm followed by removal to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Doobally, arriving at 6.30pm.  Funeral Mass on Monday at 11am. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.



Thomas Murphy, 18 Doagh Road, Drumanane, Derrygonnelly Co. Fermanagh.  Peacefully at the South West Acute Hospital Enniskillen. Reposing at his late residence today.  Funeral mass on Monday in the Immaculate Conception Church, Monea, at 11am.  Burial afterward in St. Patricks Church Cemetary, Derrygonnelly.  Family time Monday morning please.  Family flowers only, donations in lieu to the Botha Renovation fund, c/o Damien McGovern Funeral Directors Derrygonnelly.



Seamus Carway, Headline Rd, Ballintemple, Ballinfull, Co. Sligo.  Loving husband of Olive.  Remains reposing at his home today until 10pm.  Removal on Monday morning to St Patrick’s Church, Maugherow, to arrive for Requiem Mass at 12 noon.   Burial afterwards in Carrigans cemetery.  House private on Monday morning please.  Family flowers only. Donations in lieu to S H O U T Sligo, or The North West Hospice, Sligo.



Frank Mc Gowan, Raspberry Hill, Ballintrillick, Co. Sligo. Suddenly at his home.  Funeral arrangements later.  House private please.



Gerard Gibbons, Barr Road, Gubacreeney, Kinlough, Co. Leitrim.  Peacefully at Sligo University Hospital.  Retired Garda Sergeant.  Remains reposing at his late residence today from 5pm.  Removal to St. Aidan’s Church on Tuesday for 11am funeral mass.  Burial afterwards in St. Aidans Cemetary.  Family flowers only, donations in lieu if so desired to SHOUT C/O  Gilmartin Undertakers.  House private on the morning of the funeral please.



Margaret “Maddie” Conboy, nee McGoldrick, Abbeytown, Ballisodare, Co. Sligo.  At Mowlan Nursing Home.  Reposing today in St. Mary’s Oratory, Ballisodare, from 6pm with removal at 8pm to St. Brigid’s Church, Corhownagh, Ballisodare arriving at 8.30pm.  Funeral mass is on Monday at 12 noon followed by burial in St. Nathy’s Cemetery, Collooney.  Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to The Friends of Sligo University Hospital c/o Gerard Clarke & Sons Funeral Directors, Ballisodare.


Charles McGourty, Tullinerin, Dowra, Co. Cavan.  Peacefully at his residence.  Funeral arrangements to be announced later.  Enquiries to Noel Keegan & Sons, Funeral Directors, Dowra and Blacklion on 0874143594


Ar Dheis Dé go Raibh Siad.