Obituaries: Donegal

Bannigan, Danny
The sudden death of Danny Bannigan, which took place peacefully at his home in Woodlawn, Stranorlar, on Tuesday 1st of April with his family around him, has revoked deep regret over a wide area.
17 April 2008

Bannigan, Danny
It was with some deep regret that Danny Bannigan passed to his eternal reward at his residence Woodlawn, Stranoriar on Tuesday 1st April after a short illness bravely borne.
10 April 2008

Bogle, Phonsie
Music lovers everywhere learned of the death of Phonsie Bogle, Roscor and more recently Behey with deep sadness.
05 September 2013

Bonar, Seamus
On Thursday llth October 2012, Donegal lost one of its former outstanding footballers with the untimely death of Seamus Bonar at the age of 63 years in the Mater Private Hospital after battling an illness diagnosed 12 months previously.
27 December 2012

Bonner, Dan
Very deeply regretted was the recent death of the late Dan Bonner, Derryhenny, Doochary.
05 September 2013

Bonner, John
The death of John Bonner, Drumlonagher, Donegal Town, which took place in the Donegal Hospice in Letterkenny after a lengthy illness was learned of with deep regret in the Donegal Town and Finn Valley localities where he was very well known.
17 January 2008

Boyle, Christy
Very deeply regretted was the death of Christy Boyle, a native of Derries, Glenties, which occurred in London on Saturday 1st January 2011.
10 February 2011

Boyle, Vincent
The death has taken place of Vincent Boyle of Carrickboy, The Rock, Ballyshannon.
22 August 2013

Boyle, William
William Boyle was born in 1910 a gentle man in his own way and a man loved by all who knew him.
02 March 2006

Brady, Bernard
The sudden death of Bundoran native Bernard Brady in Reno, Nevada at the weekend has sparked a wave of regret and nostalgia in GAA circles.
21 October 2010

Brady, Bernard
Bernard Brady
The death of a Donegal GAA Legend
21 October 2010

Brown, Liam
Donegal GAA is in mourning this week following the untimely death of one of the county's leading and most respected refereeing officials, Liam Brown.
15 September 2011

Browne, John
In Carrick the Gaels of the South West said farewell to one of the best known footballers in the county, John Browne, of Carrick.
13 April 2006

Byrne, Tony
Tony Byrne, 40 Avondale Drive, Athy, Co. Kildare and late of Glencolumbkille, a very noted Gael, passed away recently at Ballyadams and the news came as a shock to the entire community where he lived as well as in his birthplace in Donegal
12 June 2008

Campbell, Charlie
Tributes were paid in the Council Chamber to former Donegal County Councillor, Charlie Campbell from Dungloe, who died at Letterkenny General Hospital after a short illness.
Leading the tributes Clr, Enda Bonner told the meeting that the late Mr Campbell, who was 86, had been one of his best friends. Charlie, who served as a public representative on the local authority from 1955 to 1960, had been ill for two months prior to his death.
16 February 2006

Carlin, Sean
He would be in their minds, hearts, thoughts and especially when they needed that touch of inspiration. That is how his many friends summed up the late Sean T. Carlin’s short 23 year old life as they said their final goodbyes.

31 May 2004

Carlin, Shaun
On Sunday 2nd May the tragic and untimely death occurred of our friend and teammate Shaun Carlin or "T" as he was affectionately known.
30 June 2004

Cotter, Brian
Brian Cotter, a retired member of An Garda Siochana, who passed away peacefully on Saturday 4th January at his home in Rathedmond, Sligo, was a noted inter county footballer for both Donegal and Leitrim. The Funeral Mass took place on Monday 6th January 2014 at 12 noon at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo, with burial afterwards in St Patrick's Cemetery, Scarden, Strandhill Road, Sligo.
09 January 2014

Coughlan, Austin
Another loyal servant of St. Naul's GAA Club, Austin Coughlan, passed away after a lifetime of service to the GAA at both club and county levels.
08 July 2010

Culbert, Cllr Tadhg
Tributes have been paid to the former mayor of Letterkenny Tadhg Culbert who passed away yesterday at the age of 57.
18 April 2013

Cunningham, Con
On Tuesday 1st March 2005 the Killybegs GAA Club lost one of its most loyal clubmen and supporters when Con McGuinness passed away after a short illness. An ardent Killybegs follower during the good and lean years, big Con was always there to cheer on Killybegs teams from under 10s to senior level, both boy’s and girl’s.
28 April 2005

Cunningham, Francie
It was with shock and deep regret that the Naomh Columba Club learned of the sudden and untimely passing of Francie Cunningham
11 March 2010

Curran, Sean
"The most honourable man I ever knew". The words from Fr. Tommy Curran’s homily during the concelebrated funeral mass of the late Sean Curran, summed up perfectly a personality whose passing was mourned but whose life should be celebrated.
21 April 2005

Doherty, Liam
Liam was laid to rest in Drumboe Cemetery on Thursday, July 10th, 2003.
He was a quiet and dignified man and testament to his popularity were the large numbers of Gaels who came from far and near to pay their respects at his wake and funeral.
31 August 2003

Doherty, Michael
An appreciation Like a thief in the night the sudden death of Michael Doherty, Gortalia, robbed C
01 January 2001

Donerty, Liam
The death, after a short illness of 64 years old Liam Doherty, Dooish, Ballybofey, took place at his home on Monday, July 14, 2003 has evoked deep regret and sadness in the community where he was held in high regard by all who knew him.
31 July 2003

Doogan, Amy
The tragic death of 14 year old Amy Doogan in January of this year was this week remembered by teachers and her fellow students. What follows is an appreciation to the young life quenched so early.
30 March 2003

Doogan, John
The death has occurred at Letterkenny General Hospital on 18th May of Mr John Doogan of Crolly. Deceased would have celebrated his 86th birthday in July was son of the late Mr Johnny Doogan and Mrs Mary Doogan (nee Gallagher) Crolly.
30 May 2005

Dorrian, Hugh
News of the sudden and unexpected death of Hugh Dorrian, Meentullynagarn, Killybegs, which occurred at his home on Saturday, 2nd March was learnt of with deep regret, sadness and disbelief by all who knew him
01 January 2001

Doyle, Gary
The young man who died tragically in Dublin was laid to eternal rest in Conwall cemetery on the outskirts of Letterkenny.
24 November 2005

Drummond, Sean
The funeral took place last week of Sean Drummond, a stalwart of the Credit Union movement in Derry who passed away on Sunday June 26th.
07 July 2011

Duffy, Andrew
A community was left " rocked to its core" just hours after watching the Donegal GAA team win a place in the All-Ireland final they learned the heartbreaking news one of their brightest youngest stars died tragically just a short distance from Croke Park.
03 August 2012

Duffy, Andrew
A community was left " rocked to its core" just hours after watching the Donegal GAA team win a place in the All-Ireland final they learned the heartbreaking news one of their brightest youngest stars died tragically just a short distance fro Croke Park.
29 August 2012

Duffy, Andy
A wedding celebration turned to tragedy after one of the most popular figures in Irish business and GAA circles collapsed and died.
21 October 2006

Faulkner, Charlie
The sad passing of one of Donegal's best known personalities has left a gap in social and sporting circles that will be difficult to fill
01 January 2001

Ferguson, Donna
It was with widespread shock and deep sadness that the village of Belleek and the surrounding communities and indeed, counties, learned of the sudden and tragic death of Donna Ferguson.
07 December 2006

Ferguson, PJ
Whenever you were born, son of Michael and Bridge, you were a boy running up and down the Port West and East, with your neighbours and other members of your family, many the scrape and scrap you got into.
13 December 2007

Ferguson, PJ
The very sudden death of P.J Ferguson while preparing to move into his new home robbed the town of one of its best known residents.
30 November 2007

Ferriter, Mary
Very deeply regretted also was the recent death of the late Mary Ferriter, which occurred unexpectedly in Dublin.
01 September 2011

Flanagan, Paddy
Deepest sympathy is extended to the family of the late Paddy Flanagan, Carran West, Garrison who has passed away. He was in his 101st year.
05 December 2013

Fuller, Charlie
On Monday 30th September 2013 at Glencolmcille Parish Church we bade farewell to Charlie Fuller one of the great legends of Cumann Luthcleas Gael.
26 December 2013

Gallagher, Jim 'The Natch'
Fiona Gallagher, daughter of Jim 'Natch' Gallagher, paid a very fitting tribute with a moving eulogy at the funeral on Monday. Jim Gallagher was laid to rest in the Abbey cemetery on Monday last and here we reproduce, in full, the tribute paid by his daughter, Fiona, at the funeral Mass in the St. Patrick's, Ballyshannon.
05 December 2013

Gallagher, Michael
Michael Gallagher, former Pettigo player, Michael represented Donegal at U21 level and after moving to London won a Junior All Ireland medal with the Exiles.
13 September 2011

Gordan, Richie
It was with great sadness that so many of us, not just from Prosperous and its hinterland but from a very wide area indeed, came together in Killybegs to lay Richie Gordon to rest.
17 May 2007

Gormley, Brian
The death of Brian Gormley, Knock Rd, Claremorris, on December 5, 2006 evoked much sadness and sympathy in the area. Brian was a fine gentleman and a very well respected member of the community.
27 February 2007

Griffin, Gerry
The death of Gerry Griffin, Drumboe Cottages, Stranorlar which took place peacefully after a short illness at the Donegal Hospice on August 4th, 2006, has evoked widespread regret in the community and much further afield. It also sees the passing of one of the locality's best known, liked and respected senior residents.
17 August 2006

Grimes, Jack
Pauric McShea has shared some memories of the late Jack Grimes of the mall, Ballyshannon, who passed away on Christmas Day.
30 December 2010

Harold, Paul
It was with a sense of deep sadness that the people of the Finn Valley area learned of the recent untimely death of Paul Harold, formerly of Ballinacor, Crossroads, Killygordon, which took place suddenly at his home, 27 St. John's Park, Clondalkin, Dublin.
23 August 2012

Hickey, Bill
Saturday 13th April cast a dark shadow over the Ballyflnane, Castlemaine and Milltown areas with the death of Bill Hickey of Maple Road, Ard na Grienne, Milltown, and formerly of Boherboy, Ballyflnane, after an illness, bravely borne.
16 May 2013

Kearns, John
Any time a young man passes away, a community is left with a void and a felling of shock and sadness.
07 August 2008

Kennedy, Jackie
The town of Castlefin and the wider surrounding area was plunged into a deep sense of shock and sadness at the news of the sudden and untimely death of Jackie Kennedy of Grahamsland, Castlefin.
17 January 2008

Kerr, Coleman
Clubs are more than pitches and teams. A club is a community, it survives and prospers through the commitment of people.
16 August 2012

Kerr, Colman
Last weekend was a sombre one in our part of the world. On a glorious sun-dappled Thursday evening word began to spread that Colman Kerr was gone.
16 August 2012

Langan, Tony
One of St Michael's GAA club's former greats was laid to rest in Dunfanaghy on Wednesday afternoon last.
17 June 2010

McCann, Owen
Donegal GAA and the wider GAA community are mourning one of the grand old men of the Gaelic Football world Owen McCann, author and journalist.
09 January 2014

McCready, Kieran
Although we knew for some time that he was poor in health the news of Kieran McCready's death came as a shock. It is difficult to come to terms with the fact that a character such as he should be gone from our midst.
10 July 2008

McFadden, Edmund
The recent passing of Edmund, a dear friend and colleague, came as a major blow not only to our club, which he had dedicated so much of his life and effort towards, but also throughout Donegal and UIster. People associated with the GAA in the county were shocked and saddened to hear of his untimely death.
31 March 2004

McFadden, Michael
The sudden death at his home in Derryreel Dunfanaghy on Tuesday the 21st of June of Michael McFadden, better known as Mickey Handsome, caused widespread sadness in the local community.
01 July 2005

McGarvey, Hugh
The parish of Kincasslagh lost one of its most popular senior citizens with the recent passing of Hugh McGarvey (snr), Belcruit, Kincasslagh.
10 August 2006

McGee, Eddie
One of the most dedicated and hard working members of the Cloughaneely parish was laid to rest.
29 April 2010

McGee, Neil
Donegal lost one of its oldest footballers with the death of Neil Eddie McGee in Fanad. Neil Eddie, along with John Brown, in Carrick, was one of the two surviving members of the first Donegal team to play in Croke Park in an All-Ireland final.
31 December 2004

McGinley, John
The death has occurred in Ballyshannon, of John McGinley, former Customs Officer, Pettigo and corner forward on the Pettigo Donegal Junior Championship winning team of 1953. He scored a goal from corner forward in the final.
14 April 2006

McGlanaghey, Caroline Marie
“Her life was a shining light among us”, said Fr Eoighin O’Frighil at the funeral of 19-year old Caoline Marie McGlanaghey. Her tragic death has left her family the entire community of Donegal Town in a state of shock and devastation.
30 June 2005

McGonagle, Jimmy
The people of Glencolmcille bid farewell to one of the area's best known sons last Sunday.
06 December 2012

McGroarty, Thomas
Thomas McGroarty - An Appreciation
27 January 2011

McKenna, Charlie
The deeply regretted death of Charlie McKenna (formerly Glenmore Ballybofey) which took place recently in Merryhill, Glasgow, came as a shock to his many relatives and friends in both locations.
03 April 2008

McLaughlin, Gary/Downey, Darren
The families of the two young men who were killed in a tragic car accident in Newtowncunningham had a message for young people at the young men's funera
07 May 2009

McMullin, Jack
The death occurred last Friday 20th, 2006 January after a short illness of Jack McMullin, Drumlonagher. The nickname ’Cowboy’ was given to Jack by his classmates and it stuck with him since.
26 January 2006

McNeilis Andai, Pat
Late Pat Andai McNeilis
09 December 2010

McNelis, Peter
The people of Monaghan and his native Donegal were shocked by the sudden death of Peter McNelis, 3 Tully, Monaghan, which took place at his home on March 19th.
10 April 2008

McNulty, Dessie
Ballintra PP Fr Seamus Dagens asked the most poignant question anyone could ever ask at a funeral when he officiated at the Requiem Mass on Thursday for Ballintra man Dessie McNulty.
He asked "Why - in this way, did Dessie die so young. It is hard to accept or explain. In this unforgiving world God sends 'crosses' to test us."
20 November 2008

O Dubhaigh, Deaglan
Rachaidh foireann peile na nDúnaibh ’na páirce i gCill Chartha do chomórtas Náisiúnta Peile na Gaeltachta gan aghaidh ghealgháireach, chrócúil Dheaglán Uí Dhubhaigh ina measc.
30 June 2004

O’Boyle. Eugene
The sudden and untimely death of Eugene O’Boyle, who died at his home at Sessiasghoneill, Ballybofey, on Saturday, 18th October, cast a deep gloom over the GAA in Donegal.
23 November 2003

O’Donnell, Connie
The sympathy of the community is extended to the family of the late Connie O’Donnell of Annagry who was laid to rest.
16 November 2006

O’Donnell, Frank
I was so sad to hear that my friend, Big Frank had died. May he rest in peace. I have known Frank and Michael all my life, from the time their father, John, ran the Bogagh Bus Company service, between Carrick and Killybegs.
20 July 2007

O’Donnell, Hugh
Canon John Gallagher, Kilcar in his homily at the funeral mass of Hugh O’ Donnell, Strankirka, Kilcar, on December 22nd 2005 said that Hugh was: ’A larger than life figure in the local community and even though he was well advanced in years he refused to grow old as others grow old. He remained young at heart and never withdrew into a lay-by from the mainstream of life.
19 January 2006

O’Gara, Conn
With the death of Conn O’Gara at the age of 83, Glencolmcille has lost a colourful character, a gifted raconteur, and a staunch supporter of Irish cultural activities, particularly Gaelic Football.
30 October 2007

O'Donnell, Peter
Hundreds of mourners gathered in Carrick-on-Shannon, Tuesday July 28 to mourn the passing of popular retired Detective Garda Peter O'Donnell who tragically passed away last Saturday July 25th in the town's Garda Station.
31 July 2009

O'Driscoll, Willie
Willie O'Driscoll was laid to rest in Mountcharles on Sunday with a fitting farewell for one who had given so much to the community.
15 April 2010

O'Neill Gerry
Very deeply regretted also was the recent death, which occurred in Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry
27 January 2011

O'Neill, Joe
Last weekend up on a thousand people turned out to pay their respects to a man who was described "as larger than life" by those who knew him. The veteran Republican Joe O'Neill who passed away on the previous Wednesday in Sligo was known to many but for so many different reasons - a politician, a footballer, a singer, a dancer - everybody had their own tale to tell about the man who sparked much controversy in his life.
10 October 2013

Oliver, Michael
Two years ago in the Twin Towns of Ballybofey and Stranorlar, the 25th Anniversary of the Gleann Colm Cille county final victors enabled all the members of the team to overcome Gaoth Dobhair to share the fabled stories and memories of the 1978 triumph.
22 December 2005

Patton, John
There was extreme sadness throughout the entire Finn Valley when the news filtered through of the untimely death of John Patton, formerly of Mullaghanery, Crossroads, Killygordan, which took place in the James Connolly Memorial Hospital in Blanchardstown, Dublin after a short illness.
15 May 2008

Porter, John
The hundreds of mourners who turned out for the funeral of Carndonagh born John Porter, at Christ The King RC Church, Glasgow, on Saturday 12th August 2006, showed the respect he and his family had among their friends, work-mates, fellow gaels and among the Irish community at large in Glasgow and the people of Leitir, Co. Donegal, where the family have a house.
24 August 2006

Roarty, Joe
Bundoran and much further afield was deeply saddened with the news that Joe Roarty, Church Road, Bundoran has died.
17 August 2006

Sweeney, Hugh
The parish of Gaoth Dobhair was plunged into mourning and deep shock at the news of the death of Hugh Sweeney, which occurred as a result of a road accident at Glenhola, Meenacladdy.
25 January 2007

Sweeney, John
Very deeply regretted was the recent death of John Sweeney of Griall who died in London. He was 75. He was a brother of Annie Finnegan, Fair Hill.
05 September 2013

Travers, Bilshie
CLCG Realt na Mara Bundobhrain wish to record their deepest and most profound sadness to the Travers family of Bundoran on the death of William ’Bilshie’ Travers on Friday, 11th May 2007, aged 93 years.
17 May 2007

Tuohy, Tom
As the voices of the St Patrick’s Church Resurrection Choir and the Ballyshannon Choral Group resonated through St Patrick’s Church, Ballyshannon, at the concelebrated Requiem Mass for the late Thomas (Tom) Tuohy, ’Croghan’, Donegal Road, Ballyshannon a shaft of bright light spilled through bad tempered grey skies.
14 December 2006

Ward, John
Friends and fellow historians paid tribute this week to John Ward, former editor of The Donegal Vindicator, who died in Canada on Wednesday October 28th.
08 November 2009

Ward, Sean
Dungloe and the Rosses are still coming to terms this week with the shock and untimely passing of one of the area’s most respected individuals Sean Ward.
13 November 2003

Warnock, Sgt. Alex
Hundred of mourners from all sections of the community attended the funeral ceremonies of the late Sgt Alex Warnock in Bundoran reflecting the high esteem in which he was held.
Alex sadly passed away after a brave battle against his illness at his home in Doran Close in Bundoran.
21 August 2008