Obituaries, Monday Dec. 24th, 5pm


Amanda McGroary, Donegal Town


Margaret Dunleavy, Sligo


Martin Furey, Drumcliffe


Kathleen Sweeney, Sligo


Peter Quinn, Ballymote


Nina Gilmartin, Ballintogher

Mick McCallig, Bruckless


Mary B. Dowdican, Tullaghan



Amanda McGroary, 8 St Mary’s Park, Donegal Town.  Funeral arrangements later.

Margaret (Gretta) Dunleavy, Strandhill Road, Sligo.  Retired primary school teacher.  Peacefully at St. John’s Community Hospital, Sligo.  Reposing at Seán Feehily’s Funeral Home, Cartron Cross, Sligo from 4.30pm on Thursday.  Removal at 6pm to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo.  Mass of the Resurrection at 11.30am on Friday.  Burial follows in Sligo Cemetery. House Private.

Martin Furey, Milltown, Drumcliffe, Co. Sligo.  Peacefully at Sligo University Hospital.  Reposing at his home from 1pm to 8pm today, with removal from his home on Wednesday to St. Colmcille’s Church, Rathcormac, to arrive for Mass of Christian Burial at 1pm, burial to follow in Sligo Cemetery.  Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to Benbulben COPD or Alpha One Research Centre, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, c/o Seamus Feehily and Sons, Funeral Directors, Pearse Road Sligo.  Shuttle service to the house will be available from Drumcliffe carpark, and house private outside reposing times please.

Kathleen (Kitsy) Sweeney, nee Mahon, late of Treacy Avenue, Sligo.  Peacefully at the North West Hospice, The Mall, Sligo.  Reposing at the home of her daughter Catherine and son-in-law Kevin at number one Riverside, Sligo until 8pm today.  Mass of the Resurrection at 12noon on Wednesday in St. Anne’s Church, Sligo.  Burial follows in Sligo Cemetery.  Family flowers only please.  Donations in lieu if desired to Alzheimer’s Day Care Centre, Aughamore, Sligo c/o Seán Feehily, Feehily’s Funeral Home, Cartron Cross, Sligo.

Peter Quinn, 29 Marren Park, Ballymote, Co. Sligo. Peacefully at Bailey’s Nursing Home, Tubbercurry. Remains will repose at the Perry Funeral Home, Ballymote today until 7 pm. Removal on Thursday, 27th December to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Ballymote to arrive for Mass of the Resurrection at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St. Columba’s Cemetery, Ballymote. House private please.


Nina Gilmartin (nee Oates), Killery, Ballintogher, Co. Sligo at Sligo University hospital. Funeral arrangements later.

Mick McCallig, Ballyloughlin, Bruckless, peacefully at Donegal Community Hospital.  Remains reposing at his residence today until 7 pm and on Christmas Day from 4 pm to 7 pm.  Funeral mass on St. Stephen’s Day at 1.30 pm in the Church of St Joseph and St Conal, Bruckless with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please. House private on the morning of the funeral


Mary B. Dowdican, Wardhouse, Tullaghan, Co. Leitrim. Peacefully at the Rock Nursing Unit, Ballyshannon, in her 106th year. Funeral arrangements to be announced later. Enquiries to Conlan and Breslin Funeral Directors on 0879670448


Ar Dheis Dé go Raibh Siad.