Obituaries, Monday, February 8th, 5p.m.

Ocean FM has been informed of the following deaths:




Benny McDermott, Roscommon Town and Sligo


John Thomas Higgins, Geevagh


Margaret McManus, Garrison


Sr. Áine O’Connor, Castlebar, formerly Easkey


Eileen Brennan, Donegal Town, formerly Drumshanbo



Benny McDermott, Ardsallaghmore, Roscommon Town and formerly of Aughris, Templeboy, Co. Sligo. Unexpectedly at Galway University Hospital. Due to current restrictions, Benny’s funeral and house will be private to family only please. The funeral cortege will leave his home on Tuesday morning at 10am, arriving at St. Adamnan’s Church, Skreen, Co. Sligo for Mass of the Resurrection at 12pm, with burial in St Joseph’s Cemetery, Templeboy. The Funeral Mass can be viewed live by following the link on our website; Click Here. Messages of Condolence can be left on


J. T. (John Thomas) Higgins, Aughnacloy, Geevagh, Sligo / Boyle, Roscommon. At home, peacefully, after a brief illness. Remains will lie in repose at home today and Tuesday. House private on Wednesday morning. J.T’s funeral cortège will leave the family home, arriving at St. Joseph’s Church, Geevagh, for Mass of the Resurrection on Wednesday at 12 noon. Interment afterwards in Kilmactranny Cemetery. In keeping with current restrictions and guidelines, J.T’s funeral will be held in private with his immediate family. Mask wearing and social distancing to be observed at all times please. Condolences can be left on Mass cards or condolence by traditional manner can be forwarded to Sweeney Funeral Directors, Boyle. Private messages of condolence and shared memories can be forwarded to [email protected] Family flowers only, please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to The North West Hospice. The Funeral Mass can be viewed on the parish web cam at Facebook page.


Margaret McManus, nee Keown,  Bar-of-Slattinagh, Cashel, Garrison, Co. Fermanagh. Non-covid related. Remains will arrive in St. Joseph’s Church, Cashel on Wednesday for 11am Funeral Mass, followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery. Margaret’s funeral cortege will proceed from the Brollagh Road through Garrison on Wednesday at 10:30am approximately. People wishing to pay their respects may do so along the way while observing social distance. Due to the current regulations, the house, Mass and interment are private to family only. Mass may be followed on car radios in the carparks at the church. Family flowers only. Messages of condolence may be left on Enquiries to Peter Carty Funeral Director, Garrison


Sr. Áine O’Connor, Árd Bhríde, Castlebar, Co. Mayo; Convent of Mercy, Clifden, Carna, and  Ballinrobe; formerly of Roslea, Easkey, Co. Sligo. Peacefully in Cuan Chaitríona, Funeral Mass in Church of Holy Rosary, Castlebar on Wednesday at 1.00p.m., with the funeral proceeding afterwards to Roslea Cemetery, Easkey. Funeral Mass for Sr. Áine can be viewed on or you may listen to it in Castlebar on Castlebar Parish Radio 105.3FM. Due to Government advice and guidelines regarding public gatherings, Funeral Mass will be for family only. Anyone wishing to offer their sympathies to the family can leave a message by clicking on the “Condolences” link on Enquiries to Thomas Moran & Sons, Castlebar 087 236 4598 / 094 90 21231


Eileen Brennan (nee Mahon), The Glebe, Donegal Town and formerly of Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim. Remains reposing at the family home. Removal on Wednesday morning at 10.30 a.m to St Patrick’s Church, Donegal Town, for 11a.m requiem mass, with burial afterwards in St Agatha’s Cemetery, Clar. House strictly private to family only please. Due to Covid 19 and Government guidelines, only  10 people permitted to attend the funeral mass .Social distancing at all times please. No flowers please. Donations, if desired, to The Alzheimer’s Society, New Row, Donegal Town, Co. Donegal. Funeral mass can be viewed live on



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