Obituaries, Wednesday, January 6th, 8am

Ocean FM has been informed of the following deaths:



Betty Connolly, Templeboy

Paul Byrne, Sligo

Brendan O’Keeney, Killybegs

Cathal Timoney, Donegal Town

John Kerrigan, Carney

Mary Kate Beirne, Boyle



Betty Connolly, Dunbaken, Templeboy, Co Sligo and formerly of Rathgran, Coolaney, Co Sligo. Funeral arriving to Rathbarron Parish Church this morning for 11am Funeral Service. Burial afterwards in the adjoining churchyard.



Paul Byrne, Thornhill, Strandhill Road, Sligo and former manager of Sligo and Roscommon County Councils. Peacefully in the Portiuncula Nursing Home, Multyfarnham, Co. Westmeath. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, the Funeral Mass and burial are private to family and limited to 10 persons. Mass of the Resurrection at 12 noon on Thursday in The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo. Burial follows in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Scarden, Strandhill Road, Sligo. Family home private.  Those who wish to leave a condolence message may do so on, in private at or by traditional manner.  Family flowers only please, donations in lieu, if desired, to Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland at  or directly to  Funeral Mass will be live-streamed via  All enquiries to Seán Feehily’s Funeral Home, Cartron Cross, Sligo on 071 91 59999 or 087 24 11114.


Brendan O’Keeney, Fintra Road, Killybegs, Co. Donegal. Peacefully at home. Removal this morning at 10.30am to St. Mary of the Visitation Church, Killybegs for 11am funeral mass. Burial afterwards in the local cemetery. Due to current restrictions, house and funeral private to family only. Family flowers only, donations in lieu if desired to Donegal Hospice, care of any family member or McBrearty’s Funeral Directors. Anyone wishing to sympathise with the family can do so via the online book of condolence on


Cathal Timoney, Goladoo, Barnesmore, Donegal Town. At Letterkenny University Hospital. Remains reposing at the family home, with removal this morning at 10.30 for 11am mass in St Agatha’s Church, Clar, with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Due to government and H.S.E guidelines, family home is strictly private to family only and only 10 people permitted to attend  the funeral. The funeral mass will be streamed live on mcnmedia.tvst agathas church clar     Condolences can be left .


John (Seanie) Kerrigan, Carney, Co. Sligo. Peacefully at Sligo University Hospital. Non-Covid related. Removal from his home on Thursday morning to St Colmcille’s Church, Rathcormac. Requiem mass at 12:00 noon, followed by private cremation at Lakelands crematorium, Cavan. Due to government directives and HSE guidelines, the house and church will be restricted to family. Anyone wishing to offer their sympathies may do so on the condolence section on Family flowers only, please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to the Irish Lung Fibrosis Association.  Mass can be viewed on Parish of Drumcliff and Maugherow Facebook page.


Mary Kate Beirne, nee McDonagh, Greatmeadow, Boyle, Co Roscommon. Peacefully at her home, Mary’s funeral cortege will leave her home on Thursday morning to arrive to St Joseph’s Church, Boyle, for funeral mass at 11am, with burial afterwards in Assylynn cemetery, Boyle. In keeping with government guidelines, Mary’s funeral is restricted to family only. Those wishing to offer their condolences can do so using the condolence link on Mary’s funeral mass can be viewed live via webcam on  Further enquiries to Higgins and Sons Funeral Directors, Boyle and Ballinameen.



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