Obituaries, Friday September 20th 2019, 08.00


Ocean FM has been informed of the following deaths:



Sister Sylvia Parkes, California and Dromahair


Mary Kate O’Gara, Glencolmcille


Rose Byrne – California , Sligo.


Bernard McNiff, Drumshanbo,


Padraig Murphy, Calry,


Robert Feeney, Ballisodare


Michael Joe Ward , Sligo,


Martin (Eamon) Lynch Sligo


Bridgie McGowan, Sligo





Sister Sylvia Parkes, Convent of Mercy, Perris, California,  late of Dromahair Co. Leitrim and Convent of Mercy Sligo. Peacefully in California. Cremation has taken place in California. Sister Sylvia ashes will repose at our Lady of Mercy, 3 St. Patrick Avenue Sligo from 3pm until 5.30pm. Mass of Christian burial will take place at 11am on Saturday at St.Ann’s Church Sligo with burial of the ashes to follow at the Sligo cemetery.


Mary Kate O’Gara, Ballard, Glencolmcille, Co Donegal. Peacefully at her residence in Ballard, Glencolmcille, Co Donegal. Funeral today in St Columba’s Church, Cashel, Glencolmcille at 12 noon followed by burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. House strictly private.



Rose Byrne, nee Cunney – California, USA and late of Claddagh, Aclare, Co.Sligo. Funeral will take place in California. A memorial mass will be held in The Church of the Holy Rosary, Kilmactigue this Sunday at 10 am.




 Bernard (Bernie) McNiff, 2 Dowra road, Drumshambo, Co. Leitrim, formerly Moneenterriff Dowra, Co. Cavan. Peacefully at Sligo University Hospital.

Removal from his residence to St Patrick’s church, Drumshanbo for funeral mass at 12 noon followed by burial afterwards at Drumshanbo new cemetery. House private please.



Padraig Murphy, Kinsellagh, Calry, Co.Sligo Peacefully at the Hazelwood Unit, St. John’s Hospital, Sligo. Mass of the Resurrection at 11am in St. Colmcille’s Church, Rathcormac, Co. Sligo.  Burial follows in Sligo Cemetery. House private please. Family flowers only, donations in lieu if desired to St. John’s Patient Comfort Fund. c/o Sean Feehily’s Funeral Home, Cartron Cross, Sligo


Robert Feeney, Kilmacowen, Ballisodare, Co.Sligo ,  Removal on this morning to the Star of the Sea Church Ransboro for 11 o’clock  Funeral Mass followed by burial in Kilmacowen Cemetery, House private to family this morning please.


Michael Joe Ward, Cairns Hill, Sligo, at Summerville Nursing home, Strandhill, Sligo.

Reposing at the Foley and McGowan’s Funeral Home, Market Yard, Sligo from 10:30am to 12:00pm. Funeral will arrive to  St. John’s Church, Carraroe, Sligo this afternoon for Requiem mass at 12:30PM with burial afterwards in Sligo Cemetery.

Family flowers only. Donations if desired to The North West Hospice, care of The Foley & McGowan Funeral home, Market Yard, Sligo.


Martin (Eamon) Lynch of 25 Yeats Drive, Cranmore, Sligo. Reposing at his son’s residence, 48 St. Bridget’s Place, Sligo on Sunday evening from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. Funeral will arrive to St. Anne’s Church, Sligo on Monday morning for Requiem mass at 11:00am with burial afterwards in Sligo Cemetery.House Private on Monday morning, please. Family flowers only.
Donations if desired to The North West Hospice, care of The Foley & Mc Gowan Funeral home, Market Yard, Sligo.


Bridgie McGowan (Nee Verdon) Maugheraboy Estate, Sligo. Peacefully at St. John’s Hospital, Sligo. Reposing at the Nazareth House Chapel, Church Hill, Sligo, from 4.30pm Sunday evening with liturgy of prayer at 6.30pm. Funeral to arrive at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo for Mass of Christian burial at 11.30am Monday, burial to follow in Sligo Cemetery. Family flowers only please donations in lieu if desired to St. John’s Hospital patients comfort fund C/O Seamus Feehily and Son Funeral Directors, Pearse Road, Sligo.


A first anniversary mass for Marie Burke, Marian Road, Boyle will take place on Monday September 23rd in St Joseph’s Church Boyle at 10 am.




Ar Dheis Dé go Raibh Siad.