Obituaries, Tuesday, March 17th, 2020, 10am

Ocean FM has been informed of the following deaths:



Dr. Eamonn Mac Searraigh, Sligo


Jane McGrath, Glenfarne


Eileen O’Connor, Sligo


Kathleen Smith, Enniskillen


Brigid Rooney, Carney


John Gault, Sligo


Thomas Coleman, London and 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.


Jane McGrath, Lacoon, Glenfarne, Co. Leitrim. Sympathisers are asked to comply with the HSE guidelines on display. Funeral mass today, which will be private, in St. Mary’s Church, Glenfarne at 12 noon, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.


Eileen O’Connor, née Golden, 54 Maugheraboy Estate, Sligo, and formerly of Carrigans Lower, Ballymote, Co. Sligo. Suddenly, at her residence. Reposing at The Foley and McGowan Funeral Home, Market Yard, Sligo (F91YR61) this evening from 5.30pm to 7pm. 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. House private please. Family flowers only, donations, if desired, to St. Vincent de Paul, care of The Foley and McGowan Funeral Home, Market Yard, Sligo.


Brigid Rooney, nee Feeney, Ballygilgan, Carney, Co. Sligo. Peacefully, at St John’s Hospital, Sligo. Reposing at McGloin’s Funeral Home, Cliffoney today 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, in line with HSE guidelines, people are encouraged not to shake hands or use the condolence book.


John Gault, Thornhill, Strandhill Road, Sligo, 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. People are asked to follow HSE guidelines on public gatherings if attending Thomas’s funeral.


Walter Lowe, Athenry, Co. Galway, Ballisodare, Co. Sligo and 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.


Ar Dheis Dé go Raibh Siad.