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The death has occurred of Rose Atkins, née McMorrow

Lavally, Ballintogher, Co. Sligo and formerly of Dromahair, Co Leitrim,

June 11th 2021, peacefully, surrounded by her family under the amazing care of staff at Gormanston Wood Nursing Home, Co. Meath. Former Principal of Kilross NS, Ballintogher, Co Sligo for 22 years. Predeceased by her husband Harold. Deeply regretted by her loving children Gregory, Selina, Liesl, and Paul, sons-in-law Dan and Tom, Gregory’s fiancée Maricica; grandchildren Angelines, Dylan, Garth, Amanda, Caitlin, Joe and Daniel, brother Brendan, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins and a large circle of extended family and friends.

Rest in Peace.

Reposing with her sister Anne (Ena) at Seán Feehily’s Funeral Home, Cartron Cross, Sligo (F91EH98) on Wednesday June 16th from 5pm to 6:30pm for family and close friends only. Mass of the Resurrection for both Rose and her sister Anne (Ena) will be celebrated in St. Patrick’s Church, Dromahair, Co.Leitrim on Thursday June 17th  at 12noon and will be live streamed via In keeping with HSE, NPHET and Public Health guidelines, attendance will be limited to 50 persons. Burials will follow in Newtownmanor Cemetery, Co. Leitrim. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu, if desired to Knock Shrine online at Those who wish to leave a condolence message can do so in private at All enquiries to Seán Feehily at Seán Feehily’s Funeral Home, Cartron Cross, Sligo on 0719159999 / 0872411114.

Rose had a tremendous enthusiasm for life, and she brought great positivity and humour into all of her pursuits. She always viewed the world and those fortunate to be a part of it in the most positive and generous light. Music was her true passion, and she was at her happiest when singing or playing the piano. She was the musical director for local churches and was involved in many local productions. Her intrinsic love of children, teaching and learning led her to an extensive career as a teacher culminating in her principalship of Kilross National School, Ballintogher, Co Sligo for twenty two years. Rose’s unparalleled zest for education had an indelible impact on her many students. She empowered others, saw their hidden strengths, and inspired them. She touched so many lives, so many families in her 40 years working as an educator. Above all, she loved and adored her family. She was a symbol of strength and an inspiration to everyone around her. She was a beloved mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, friend whose presence will be missed yet will live forever in our hearts and minds. May God grant this gifted, loving, inspirational, and beautiful soul her well earned reward in heaven! Heaven is alive with the sound of music! Ar Dheis De go raibh a h’anam dilis.

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