Obituaries, Tuesday, May 12th, 10am

Ocean FM has been informed of the following deaths:

Tommy Gilligan, New York and Ballymote

Jean Manning, Ballyshannon and Ballintra

Sebastian Kulawiak, Donegal Town

Elisabeth (Ella) Mc Art,  Sligo,

Desmond Patrick  Gilligan, Rathgar and Manorhamilton

Siobhán Dolan, Ballyshannon

Peter McManus, Blaklion

Jim Taylor, Easkey

Anne Gorman, Lavagh.

Mary Catherine Hoey (Mae), Ballyshannon

Mary Mc Kenna,  Coolaney

John Shovlin, Killybegs.


Tommy Gilligan, Astoria, New York and late of Dohern, Chaffpool, Ballymote, Co. Sligo. Private funeral will take place in New York. A memorial mass will take place in St Nathy’s Church, Achonry at a later date to celebrate Tommy’s life. Those who wish to express their sympathy to Tommy’s family can do so by selecting the condolence section of

Jean Manning, nee Boyle, Cluain Barron, Ballyshannon and late of Ballymagroarty, Ballintra, Co. Donegal. At Sligo University Hospital due to a non Covid-19 related illness. Following government guidelines, the house and funeral will be private to family members. A celebration of Jean’s life will be offered at a later date. Those who would like to extend their sympathy can do so through the condolence section of, or through Patrick McKenna Funeral Directors, Ballyshannon on 087 2485819.

Sebastian Kulawiak, No 2 Ardeskin, Old Laghey Road, Donegal Town. Funeral Mass to be held in St. Patrick’s Church, Donegal Town at 10am on Thursday, and can be viewed on In accordance with Government guidelines, the funeral and family home is strictly private. A condolence book is open on

Elisabeth (Ella) Mc Art, Kevinsfort Heath, Sligo,Peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. Due to current restrictions regarding COVID-19, Mass of the Angels and burial will be private to family only. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to Sligo Hospital Oncology Unit Trust (S.H.O.U.T.)  or to North West Hospice, c/o Seán Feehily’s Funeral Home, Cartron Cross, Sligo at Those who wish to leave a message of condolence for family may do so below at All enquiries to Seán Feehily Funeral Home, Cartron Cross, Sligo on 071 91 599 99/087 2411 114.

Desmond Patrick Gilligan, (Rathgar and formerly of Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim). Peacefully, at home. Predeceased by his wife Mary. A private family funeral will take place, due to government advice regarding public gatherings. Those who would have liked to attend the funeral, but who cannot due to current restrictions, can leave a personal message for the Gilligan family in the Condolences section of The funeral mass can be viewed on the parish webcam by clicking on to Rathgar Parish, Church of the Three Patrons on Wednesday morning at 11am.

Siobhán Dolan, Behy, Ballyshannon Co Donegal.  Suddenly at her residence. Due to current Covid-19 guidelines the family home will be private. Funeral mass in St Patrick’s church Ballyshannon at 11 am on Wednesday morning with burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cashelard. Mass can be viewed live on  Funeral mass and burial is private please.  People may express their condolences to the family on the condolence section of All enquires to John or Darren McGee Funeral Directors Ballyshannon. Telephone 071 98 517 44.

Peter McManus, Garvagh, Blacklion Co Cavan, peacefully at Our Lady’s Hospital, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim. Funeral Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Killinagh, Blacklion on Wednesday at 11am followed by burial in Killinagh cemetery. In accordance with Government guidelines on gatherings, the funeral will be strictly private.  A Memorial Mass to celebrate Peter’s life will be held at a later date.  Those who wish to leave a message of condolence for the family may do so on

Jim Taylor, of Main Street, Easkey, Co. Sligo at Sligo University Hospital. Removal will take place from The Foley and McGowan`s Funeral Home, Market Yard, Sligo this morning  (Tuesday) at 10:00am to arrive at St. James`s Church, Easkey for Requiem mass at 11:00am, followed by cremation in Lakelands Crematorium, Cavan. Funeral mass will be live streamed on Tuesday morning at 11:00am from St. James`s Church, Easkey on Due to current Government and HSE guidelines, Jim`s funeral mass will be private to family only. You are welcome to send a message of condolence to his family through the Foley and McGowan’s Funeral Home website

Anne Gorman (nee Masterson), Carrowcorragh, Lavagh, Co Sligo, and late of Tubbercurry, peacefully at Sligo University Hospital. Pre-deceased by her husband Sean and son Kieran.
Funeral will arrive at the Church of the Sacret Heart, Mullinabreena, on Wednesday morning for requiem mass at 11 o’clock. Burial afterwards in Courtabbey cemetery. Due to the current Government restrictions, the funeral mass and burial will be private to the family only.
The mass will be streamed live on the Achonry/mullinbreena Church Facebook page.
If you’d like to leave a message of condolence, you can do so on A memorial mass to celebrate Anne’s life will take place at a later date.

Mary Catherine Hoey, known as Mae, (Nee Gallagher), Donegal road Ballyshannon Co Donegal Suddenly. Non covid related. Beloved wife of the late James.  Funeral mass on Wednesday in Saint Patrick’s church Ballyshannon at Mass can be viewed live on church services .ie/tv/saint patrick’s Ballyshannon. In Accordance with H.S.E. and government guide lines Family home funeral and cemetery private at all times. The Hoey family would like to thank everyone for their understanding and co-operation at this difficult time. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence can do so on or [email protected] Family Flowers donations if so desired to Ballyshannon chef aid diners c/o Patsy McCauley or any family member.

Mary Mc Kenna, No. 5 Bruach Na Habhainn, Coolaney and formerly of Knockbeg, Collooney, Co. Sligo. Suddenly at Sligo University Hospital.  Removal from the Church View funeral home, Collooney on Thursday 14th May to the Church of the Assumption for Funeral Mass at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St. Nathy’s cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if so desired to Pieta House c/o The Mc Kenna family. House private please. In keeping with Government and H.S.E.guidelines, a private funeral will take place for family. A memorial mass to celebrate Mary’s life will take place at a future date. Those who wish to attend but cannot due to current restrictions, can offer their sympathy using the online condolence book on

John Shovlin Bridge Street Killybegs Co Donegal. Funeral Mass in St Mary of the Visitation church Killybegs tomorrow Wednesday at 2pm. limited to 10 family members in accordance with Covid- 19 restrictions.  Private burial afterwards in the local cemetery. Those who wish to communicate with the family can do so via the online book of condolence at RIP ie. All enquiries to Mc Brearty Undertakers Telephone  074 9731056.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh siad.