Obituaries, Wednesday, May 13th, 1pm

Ocean FM has been informed of the following deaths:

Tommy Gilligan, New York and Ballymote

Sebastian Kulawiak, Donegal Town

Elisabeth (Ella) Mc Art,  Sligo

Mae Hoey, Ballyshannon

Mary Mc Kenna,  Coolaney

John Shovlin, Killybegs

Maureen McDermott, Riverstown.

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

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.

Mary Catherine (Mae) Hoey (Nee Gallagher), Donegal road Ballyshannon Co Donegal Suddenly. Non-covid related. Beloved wife of the late James.  Funeral mass today (Wednesday) in Saint Patrick’s church Ballyshannon at The mass can be viewed live on church services .ie/tv/saint patrick’s Ballyshannon. In Accordance with H.S.E. and government guidelines, the family home, funeral and cemetery are 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 [email protected] Family Flowers only. 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 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 McKenna family. House private please. In keeping with Government and HSE.guidelines, a private funeral will take place for the 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 today 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 McBrearty Undertakers. Telephone 074 9731056.

Maureen McDermott, Ballindoon, Riverstown Co Sligo.  Peacefully in the Nazareth House.  Non-Covid related.  Removal to St Patrick’s Church Ballyrush this evening (Wednesday) arriving at 6.30 p.m.  Funeral mass on Thursday at 12 noon with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.  In keeping with the HSE guidelines, a private funeral will take place.  A memorial mass to celebrate Maureen’s life will take place at a later date. Those that would have liked to attend Maureen’s funeral but cannot due to the current restrictions can leave messages of sympathy on the condolence section of Family flowers only please.  Donation in lieu if desired to Nazareth House Patient Comfort Fund.

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