Obituaries, Tuesday, February 9th, 1p.m.

Ocean FM has been informed of the following deaths:





John Thomas Higgins, Geevagh


Margaret McManus, Garrison


Sr. Áine O’Connor, Castlebar, formerly of Easkey


Eileen Brennan, Donegal Town, formerly Drumshanbo


Terry Martyn, Sligo


Thomas P. Farrell, Drumkeerin and Aughacashel



 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. 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      Condolences can be left on



Terry Martyn (née Meldrum), 4 Temple Street, Sligo. Unexpectedly at St. Phelim’s Nursing Home, Dromahair, Co. Leitrim. Funeral cortege will leave The Foley and McGowan Funeral Home, Market Yard, Sligo on Thursday at 11:45am to arrive at The Cathedral of The Immaculate Conception, Sligo for 12:00pm Requiem mass, with funeral proceeding to Sligo Cemetery after. You can stream Terry’s funeral mass live by following this link – Due to Government restrictions and HSE guidelines, Terry’s funeral mass will be private for family only. Family flowers only. Donations in memory of Terry, if desired, to a charity of your choice, C/o The Foley and McGowan Funeral Home, Market Yard, Sligo or via the funeral home website. You are welcome to send a message of condolence to her family through the Foley and McGowan’s Funeral Home website,


Thomas P. Farrell, (known as TP), Aras Bhride, Drumkeerin, Co. Leitrim and formerly of Aughacashel, Co. Leitrim. At Aras Bhride. Non-Covid related. Funeral cortege will leave Aras Bhride on Wednesday morning at 10.40am and travel via Main St to St.Brigid’s Church, Drumkeerin for Funeral Mass at 11.00am. Burial to follow in the adjoining cemetery. Due to Covid 19 restrictions and in line with Government guidelines, only 10 people are allowed to attend the funeral mass. For those who would like to attend but cannot do so due to restrictions, please leave your personal message on the condolences page of The funeral Mass will be streamed live and the link can be found on or




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