Obituaries, Tuesday, February 25th, 2020, 10 a.m.


Ocean FM has been informed of the following deaths:



Irene Oates, Grange and England


Hugh Brennan, Grange


Michael O’Gara, Glencolmcille


Jim Donoghue, Ballymote


Rita McGuinness, Sligo


Tommy Kelly Belleek


Steven Doyle, Collooney


David McCrea, Ballintra



Irene Oates, nee Gallagher, Aughagad, Grange, Co. Sligo and Luton, England. Removal this morning to the Church of Mary Immaculate, Grange, to arrive for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in Ahamlish cemetery.


Hugh Brennan, Mount Temple, Grange, Co. Sligo. Suddenly at his home. Reposing at McGloin’s Funeral Home, Cliffoney today from 5pm to 8pm. Liturgy of prayers at 8pm. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon in the Church of Mary Immaculate, Grange. Burial afterwards in Ahamlish Cemetery. House private to family and friends only please. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu to Cancer Research Ireland, C/o Burke’s Funeral Directors.


Michael O’Gara, Garveross, Glencolmcille, Co. Donegal. Remains reposing at his residence today from 10am to 10pm. Funeral mass on Wednesday morning in St. Columbus Church, Cashel at 12 noon with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. House private on the morning of the funeral please.  Shuttle bus from Church of Ireland from 10 am all day today. Family flowers only.  Donations in lieu to RNLI Lifeboat, C/o Michael Byrne undertaker or any family member.


Jim Donoghue, O’Connell Street, Ballymote, Co. Sligo. Peacefully, at Ballymote Community Nursing Unit. Reposing at his residence (F56HT93) today from 6pm to 8pm. Removal on Wednesday to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Ballymote for Requiem Mass at 1pm. Burial afterwards in St. Columba’s Cemetery, Ballymote. House private on Wednesday morning please.


Rita McGuinness, nee Collery, Cemetery Road, Sligo and formerly of Ballintogher, Co Sligo. Peacefully, at her residence. Funeral Mass will take place in St Theresa’s Church, Ballintogher at 12 noon today, with burial afterwards in Carrowcrin Cemetery, Ballinagar.


Tommy Kelly Rathfort Crescent, Belleek, Co Fermanagh and formerly Cloghore Ballyshannon, Co Donegal. Unexpectedly. Family home private at present. Reposing at the family home Rathfort Crescent on Wednesday from 12.noon until Private at all other times. Requiem mass on Thursday morning at in Saint Patrick’s church Ballyshannon followed by Interment in Magheramenagh cemetery Belleek.Family Flowers only please, donations if so desired to Donegal branch alzheimer’s society c/o Patsy McCauley Funeral Director.

Steven Doyle, “The Chalet”,  Rathrippon, Collooney, Co. Sligo. Suddenly at his home. Reposing at Séan Feehily’s Funeral Home, Cartron Cross, Sligo (Eircode:F91EH98) on Thursday from 10:30am, concluding with A Celebration of Life at 11:30am. Burial will follow in St. Nathy’s Cemetery, Collooney, Co. Sligo. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu, if desired, to North West Hospice, The Mall, Sligo, C/o Séan Feehily’s Funeral Home, Cartron Cross, Sligo.


David McCrea, Ballinakillew, Ballintra. Peacefully at Aras Mhic Shuibhne nursing home. Funeral arrangements later. All enquiries, George Irwin & Sons. 0877932119



The Months mind Mass for the late Dympna McKeon of Raheny, Dublin and formerly Conway’s Cross, Drumnacool, Co Sligo will take place in the Church of The Sacred Heart, Riverstown on Saturday 29th February at 8pm.




Ar Dheis Dé go Raibh Siad.