Obituaries, Monday, March 16th, 2020, 5pm

Ocean FM has been informed of the following deaths:



Dr. Eamonn Mac Searraigh, Sligo


Patricia Hulmes, Strandhill


Jane McGrath, Glenfarne


Eileen O’Connor, Sligo


Kathleen (Kay) Smith, Enniskillen


Brigid Rooney, Carney


John Gault, Sligo


Thomas Coleman, London and formerly of Ballymote



Dr. Eamonn Mac Searraigh, Rathcarrick, Sligo. Peacefully at Sligo University Hospital. Cremation private. Memorial Service honouring Dr. Eamonn’s life to take place at a later date. Enquiries to Seán Feehily Funeral Directors, Cartron Cross, Sligo on 071 91 59999.


Patrica Hulmes, nee Hackett, Chestnut Court, Strandhill, Co. Sligo. Private cremation to take place today. House private to family outside of reposing times please.


Jane McGrath, Lacoon, Glenfarne, Co. Leitrim. Reposing in St. Mary’s Church, Glenfarne (Eircode F91 CA27) from 6pm to 7.30pm this evening. Sympathisers are asked to comply with the HSE guidelines on display. Funeral mass, which will be private, is on Tuesday at 12 noon, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Eileen O’Connor (née Golden). Suddenly at her residence, 54 Maugheraboy Estate, Sligo, and formerly of Carrigans Lower, Ballymote, Co. Sligo. Reposing at The Foley and McGowan Funeral Home, Market Yard, Sligo (F91YR61) on Tuesday evening from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. Funeral will arrive to The Cathedral of The Immaculate Conception, Sligo on Wednesday morning for Requiem Mass at 11:30am, for family only. Funeral will proceed to Ballymote Cemetery, Co. Sligo after. Your co-operation with social distancing measures is necessary at this time. Feel free to add your condolence on our funeral home website. House private please. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to St. Vincent de Paul, care of The Foley and McGowan Funeral Home, Market Yard, Sligo.

Kathleen (Kay) Smith, nee Mc Donnell, 40 Loughview Drive, Enniskillen. Wife of the late Vincent. Reposing at John McKeegan Funeral Home, 50 Mill Street, Enniskillen BT74 6AN, today until removal at 5.30 p.m. to St. Michael’s Church, Darling Street, Enniskillen. Mass on Tuesday morning at 10.00 a.m., followed by interment in Breandrum Cemetery.

Brigid Rooney (nee Feeney) Ballygilgan, Carney, Co. Sligo. Peacefully at St John’s Hospital, Sligo. Reposing at McGloin’s Funeral Home, Cliffoney on Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm. Removal at 7pm to St Patrick’s Church, Maugherow arriving at 7.30pm. Requiem Mass will be private to family and friends on Wednesday at 12 noon with burial afterwards in Carrigans cemetery Please note that in best practice and in line with H.S.E. guidelines for Covid-19, with the support and agreement of Brigid’s  family, we encourage no handshaking or use of condolence book.

John Gault, Thornhill, Strandhill Road, Sligo, March 16th 2020 peacefully at Sligo University Hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Family home private please. Enquiries to Seán Feehily’s Funeral Home, Cartron Cross, Sligo, Phone 071/9159999. To comply with government guidance on COVID-19, please communicate with the family via the online book of condolence at Seán Feehily’s Funeral Home website at

Thomas Coleman, London and formerly of Rathmullan, Ballymote, Co. Sligo. Removal from Knock Airport on Wednesday to arrive at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, Culfadda for 6pm. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 12pm. Burial afterwards in St. Columba’s Cemetery, Ballymote.  In light of the coronavirus pandemic, we would ask that anyone wishing to attend Thomas’s funeral follow HSE guidelines on public gatherings.

Walter Lowe, Athenry, Co. Galway/ Ballisodare, Co. Sligo/ Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim.  Due to the government guidelines on public gatherings, Walters funeral will be held in private. Burial will take place on Wednesday in St. Nathy’s Cemetery, Collooney, Co Sligo at 1pm. A memorial service will be held at a later date.


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