Obituaries: Leitrim

Bandon, Terry
It was with a sense of personal sadness that I heard of the death of Terry Bardon, Carraghatowney, Drumreilly. Terry worked for 10 years as a school bus driver before joining Leitrim Co. Council with whom he worked for twenty years and just retiring over two years ago.
28 July 2006

Bohan, Charlie
The sympathies of the club are extended to the late Charlie Bohan who died in Dublin last week. Charlie was part of the last Bornacoola squad to win the Senior Championship in 1957, playing in the semi-final that year before injury prevented his participation in the final.
24 January 2014

Bohan, Joe
Joe Bohan passed away on December 30th eighty seven years, and he is survived by his wife Eilis (nee Lee) and his children Charles, Peter, Nancy and their extended family.
10 January 2014

Bohan, Teresa
The following are the excerpts of the eulogy delivered by Brian Gordon at the grave-side of the late Teresa Bohan on Wednesday, October 8.
17 October 2008

Boland, Eugene
On 21 December 2012, Eugene Boland, one of Co. Leitrim's most gifted and noble sons, died at his home at Portarlington, Co Laois. He and his late wife, Mary, had four daughters and two sons, to whom we offer our deepest sympathies.
11 January 2013

Boyle, Joe
The remains of the late Joe Boyle were removed to his native Mohill from England where he sadly passed away recently. Joe played for our Club at underage and Junior level before emigrating in the early 1970s.
30 September 2007

Brennan, Mike Joe
It was with deep sadness that we learned of the passing of club president Mike-Joe Brennan. Mike Joe has been a loyal and dedicated servant of the club all his life as a player, a team selector and official.
21 October 2005

Canning, Seamus
The Mohill area was saddened by the death of Seamus Canning.
02 June 2006

Canning, Simon
It was with great sadness and regret that we all learned of the untimely death of our friend and team-mate Simon Canning on January 21, 2007 at the age of 29. Simon arrived in Carrigallen in 1993 after his parents bought a house in Newtown gore. He very quickly settled into life at Carrigallen Vocational School.
09 February 2007

Canning, Sonny
Sonny Canning RIP
19 November 2010

Cassells, John Joe
Honourary president John Joe Cassells passed away following a short illness.
29 July 2005

Clyne, Paddy
The news of the death of Paddy Clyne was received with deep regret in the Jamestown and Carrick-on-Shannon area and indeed over a wide area of South Leitrim on Monday, November 20th of 2006.
15 December 2006

Clyne, Raymond
There was genuine regret and deep sorrow on hearing of the death of Raymond Clyne who died in the loving care of his dear wife Rose and family, Green Road, Mohill on the 17th December 2003.
24 December 2003

Conboy, David
The communities of Bornacoola and Mohill were brought to a standstill, following a tragic accident which claimed the life of David Conboy, Rooskeynamona, Mohill, Co Leitrim.
01 February 2008

Cotter, Brian
Retired Garda, Brian Cotter, who passed away peaceful at his home in Sligo on January 4, surrounded by his loving family, was a native of Killybegs, Co. Donegal.
07 February 2014

Creamer, Christy
The death took place last week in New York of Christy Creamer, one of the legendary Leitrim footballers of the 1940s. Christy was born in Curraghnawall, Ballinamore and played for both Ballinamore and Aughawillan.
25 January 2013

Creegan, Michael
For the second time in nine months, our club was devastated with the tragic and saddening news of the death of one of our senior players. It was with shock and disbelief as we prepared for training that we learned of the passing of our clubmate and friend Michael Creegan. Michael’s passing shocked and saddened the entire Cloone community and further afield.
29 July 2005

Cronin, John
Many people in the town and other parts of Beara are again mourning the loss of a dear friend with the deeply regretted death which occurred at St Joseph's Hospital, Castletownbere, of John Cronin, Foildarring, Castletownbere.
04 February 2011

Crowe, Frank
Our deepest sympathies to the Crowe family, Droomodbeg, the Geelan family Cloonageeher, the Howard family, Clooncumber, Bornacoola, the Dugdale family, Tullyoran, Mohill, on the death of Frank Crowe, Alveston, Bristol, England, on Friday 25 July.
01 August 2008

Cull, Pat
The parish was once again plunged into sadness with the news that Pat Cull had passed away. In failing health for the past few years, Pat put up a brave battle to fight his illness. His death comes only a few weeks after John Gormley, both men served the club and community well in their life times.
04 May 2007

Cunningham, Michael
On Saturday, December 4, our club was plunged into mourning as news broke of the death of Michael Cunningham.
17 December 2010

Curran, Peter
There was total shock and sadness when we heard of the sudden death of Peter Curran at his home in Corriga. Peter played with Aughavas as a corner-back in the eighties and nineties and won various Intermediate and Junior Championships and League medals.
08 September 2006

Curran, Peter
There was gloom all over Carrigallen Parish and, his native Aughavas, at the unexpected death of Mr. Peter Curran, Carrigallen Postmaster which occurred unexpectedly at his residence Corriga, Garrigallen, at the early age of 44 years.
22 September 2006

Curran, Very Rev. John Joe
There is widespread regret in his native Drumreilly and surrounding areas at the death of Very Rev. John Joe Curran, Pastor of Wichita, Kansas, USA, which occurred at the Priests Retirement Centre, Wichita, Kansas following a brief illness. He was a native of Drumreilly, the oldest of a family of three girls and three boys.
11 May 2007

Daly, Frank
The news of the death of Frank Daly, Leitrim village - and formerly Garda Siochana, Cootehall - which sad event occurred at the North West Hospice, Sligo on Monday, October 14th was received with deep regret over a wide area of North Roscommon and South Leitrim.
31 October 2002

Diamond, Padhraig
"All of us who mourn Padhraig Diamond here today - his family, his neighbours and friends, his work and political comrades - are better people because we knew, met and talked with Padhraig.
05 July 2013

Dillon, Seamus
The Kiltyclogher and surrounding areas were plunged into sadness last Thursday morning when the news spread that Seamus Dillon passed away peacefully during the night.
11 March 2011

Dolan, Margaret Rose
Ballinamore lost another of its cherished senior citizens, one of the oldest in the parish with the death of Mrs Margaret Rose Dolan, Monragh and formerly of Lisnatulla. her death came on Tuesday 1st April, after a very brief illness. In her 93rd year, she had enjoyed good health right up to her last few weeks
28 February 2003

Dooner, James
James Dooner, one of the great Scór performers with Ballinamore Seán O'Heslin's, passed away in Cavan Hospital last Tuesday at the relatively young age of 62.
03 June 2011

Dorrigan, Stephen
The parish of Gortletteragh and the county of Leitrim was stunned when news filtered through of the sudden and tragic death of former county hurler and footballer Stephen Dorrigan at the age of 24.
29 February 2008

Duffy, Fr Seamus
At 87 years of age, Fr Duffy's death brought to an end a memorable lifetime in the priesthood, one of commitment, hard work and dedication to traditional churchvalues.
01 February 2013

Duignan, Pa
Pat Duignan, from Quay St., Drumsna, died on November 12th in Sligo Hospital following a brief illness.
30 November 2007

Egan, Charles
This is my unenviable job as P.R.O., of Aughnasheelin GAA Club to announce the death of my fellow work mate and club officer Charles (Charlie) Egan.
05 May 2006

Flynn, James (Paddy)
There was much sadness in the Irish community in New York and locally here in Leitrim at the news of the recent passing of James Patrick Flynn, more commonly known as Paddy.
30 September 2004

Flynn, Noel
It is with great sadness we record the untimely death of Noel Flynn on January 24, 2007 after a short illness at the relatively young age of 62.
02 February 2007

Fox, Jim
The late Jim Fox was laid to rest last Sunday 6th Jan 2013 in his beloved Fenagh.
11 January 2013

Fox, Paddy
Paddy lived a long and happy life. A community man who had a great 'gra' for the land.
28 March 2014

Fox, Paddy
The death occurred on Wednesday of our club President Paddy Fox, Corrick predeceased by his grandson Myles, McDonagh, brothers Jim and John, sister Joan.
14 February 2014

Foy, Patsy
There was widespread regret at the death of Mr Patsy Foy, Meiltron and late of Killahurk.
30 August 2007

Gallagher, Brendan
Mohill and much further afield was greatly saddened by the death on of that great club stalwart Brendan Gallagher, who could truly be described as one of nature’s gentlemen. Brendan was a great GAA man who gave wonderful service to the Mohill GAA club in various capacities, both on and off the field for many years.
18 August 2006

Galligan, Thomas
I was shocked and very sad when the news broke that my good friend and long time midfield partner Thomas Galligan had passed away. I knew he was very ill but knowing his great strength I thought he would pull through.
30 January 2009

Gannon, Dermot
The town of Ballinamore and surrounding areas were deeply saddened at the premature death of 32 year old Dermot Gannon.
09 January 2007

Gilhooley, Tommy
Annaduff Gaa Club wish to sympathise with the Gilhooley family, Drumkeerin on the death of their father Thomas.
28 October 2005

Gill, James Henry
There was much sadness in Leitrim at news of the death of one of the county’s most renowned footballers, James Henry Gill, who died in Charing Cross Hospital, London following a short illness in his 81st year.
30 June 2005

Gilligan, Billy
A tribute to Billy Gilligan
15 October 2010

Gilligan, William
The late William (Billy) Gilligan
Summerhill, Carrick-on-Shannon
08 October 2010

Gormley, John
As PRO, of the Aughnasheelin club, I have the unenviable task of paying tribute to our long serving club treasurer John Gormley RIP. John was one of life’s true gentlemen working for more years than we can remember in varying positions in the club.
20 April 2007

Gormley, Liam
The small parish of Aughawillan was numbed to the core with the sudden and untimely death of Liam Gormley on February 1, 2004.
28 February 2004

Greenan, Paul
There was widespread mourning in the Mohill area and further afield following the sad passing of the extremely popular Paul Greenan.
07 November 2008

Greenan, Paul
Paul Greenan who died last Tuesday, October 21st after a short illness was a legend of the business community in the town of Mohill and surrounding areas.
31 October 2008

Grimes, Billy
The sudden death of Billy Grimes, 3 Cappaneale Birr, occurred on June 28th last in the Regional Hospital, Tullamore.
31 August 2004

Guckian, Ann
Our community was saddened to hear of the death of Ann Guckian. Ann died at home with all her family around her, on Friday 21st July, 2006.
28 July 2006

Hanly, Michael
On Thursday night, 8th February 2007, a cloud of sadness, sorrow and regret descended on Drumkeerin and over a very wide area as the news spread that Michael (Mick) Hanly had died in Sligo General Hospital.
16 February 2007

Hayden, Tony
Mention of Leitrim reminds me that one of their great players of the 1950s, Tony Hayden, died last weekend.
08 March 2011

Heslin Augustine, James
James Augustine (Seamus) Heslin 1934 -2010
19 November 2010

Heslin, James (Seamus)
It was with deep sadness that I learned of the passing on October 13th last of this Drumcauskeen, Cloone native who was an inspirational teacher and influential mentor
19 November 2010

Heslin, Seamus
It was with sadness that we learned of the death of Seamus Heslin formerly of Drumcauskeen and Glasnevin Dublin.
22 October 2010

Higgins, Johnny
There is widespread regret in his native Carrigallen and surrounding parishes at the death of Mr Johnny Higgins, Aughawillan, Carrigallen, which occurred in Northampton, England, following a brief illness.
10 November 2006

Higgins, Niall
The club and community are still in shock at the awful tragedy that befell the Higgins family when Niall lost his brave fight for his life in Beaumount Hospital.
06 April 2007

Holahan, Josie
There was widespread regret in his native Drumlea and the surrounding parished at the death of Mr Josie Holahan which occurred at his residence, Drumlea, following a brief illness.
30 July 2005

Holohan, Josie
The death has taken place of former Drumreilly Club player Josie Holohan. Sympathy is extended to his wife, Kitty, daughters Mary, Michelle and Joann, sons Gerard, Aidan and Padraig, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, cousins and other relatives.
20 May 2005

Kelly, Eileen
For most of us Irish history is little more than facts and figures recalled in dusty tomes and boring text books, but for one Mohill lady, the spirit of history is not only alive and well, its quite literally, the story of her life.
01 February 2008

Kelly, Mary O’Brien
It was with deep sadness and shock that we learned of the sudden and untimely passing of our dear friend Mary.
20 May 2005

Kenny, Michael
It is with unbearable shock and sadness that the club announces the death of our beloved member Michael Kenny.
30 November 2012

Kilkenny, Mick
The death has taken place of former Leitrim football great Mick Kilkenny, a man who had the unusual distinction of captaining Leitrim to an All-Ireland title and driving Pope John Paul II on his visit to Ireland in 1979.
04 February 2011

Leaden, Fr. Augustine
Long-serving former editor of the Leitrim Guardian, Fr Augustine Leaden passed away at Garden Hill Nursing Home, Sligo on June 12.
30 June 2003

Leddy, Hugh
For the people of Annaduff and surrounding area the passing of Hugh Leddy is as if another lighthouse light has been extinguished in our company sea.
03 March 2006

Lee, Charlie
It is with a sense of a loss that we fondly remember Charlie Lee who recently passed away.
09 October 2009

Logan, Michael
It is with great regret and sadness we recall the death of Michael Logan, Annaghderg, Gorvagh, following a brief illness bravely borne with christian fortitude in the loving care of the doctors, nurses and staff of Sligo General Hospital.
30 August 2007

Lynch, Catherine
Carrick-on-Shannon and all connected with St Mary’s Kiltoghert GAA Club were plunged into sadness following the tragic death of Catherine Lynch on Monday last.
04 July 2008

Lynch, Tom
Mohill GAA Club bade farewell last weekend to a great GAA stalwart following the passing away on Friday last of Club President Tom Lynch . A native of Dingle, Co. Kerry
04 February 2011

Mallon, Pat
One of the town’s best-loved characters, Pat Mallon, Pat, who came from Dublin sixty -six years ago to work and live in D’Arcy’s, High St, was known by all and sundry in Ballinamore and surrounds. Pat was passionately interested in football, in the fortunes of his native Dublin, Sean O’Heslins and Leitrim.
14 October 2005

Mangan, Brendan
The unexpected death occurred of Mr. Brendan Mangan late of Carrigalen and Churchtown, Dublin, in Saint James’s Hospital following a brief illness.
30 September 2007

McBride, Patsy
The Lurganboy, Manorhamilton and north Leitrim community was deeply shocked to learn of the sudden death of former Leitrim footballer Patsy McBride, which occurred in the Beaumont Hospital Dublin on Sunday, August 9.
21 August 2009

McCaffrey, Christy
The death of Christy McCaffrey caused much regret and shock among the community.
30 July 2010

McCrann, Gerry
The parish of Mohill was plunged into deep sadness with news of the untimely death of Gerry McCrann, O'Carolan Court, Mohill last weekend.
06 September 2013

McDermott, Sandra
The passing of 28 year old Mohill woman Sandra McDermott was met with great sadness of her native Mohill.
05 October 2003

McGarry, Michael
There was great sadness in the Dromod region when it was learned that Michael (Mick) McGarry had been killed in a road accident close to his home at Dromodbeg outside the village. The accident happened in atrocious weather conditions about 10.40pm last Thursday night.
20 January 2006

McGarty, Willie
One of our Club Presidents, the one and only Willy McGarty sadly passed away in Cavan General Hospital. This genial and very generous man had a great love for his native Mohill and for Mohill GAA club in particular, despite many years spent in England as they say absence makes the heart grow fond.
29 April 2005

McGill, Cormac
GAA world pays tribute to Cormac by John Connolly
28 October 2005

McGovern, John
The hearse and sombre crowds inside and outside St Marys Church on Sunday 21st February 2010 demonstrated that someone special was leaving the Glenfarne community.
21 February 2010

McGovern, Paddy Joe
We were all saddened to hear of the death of Paddy Joe McGovern. Paddy Joe, who played and won championships in Aughavasin the forties, fifties and sixties, played midfield, was a fearless player and was known for his high fielding and total commitment to the team.
13 July 2007

McGovern, Paddy Joe
There is widespread regret at the death of Mr. Paddy Joe McGovern, Bundarragh, Aughavas at the Laurel Lodge Nursing Home following a brief illness.
08 September 2007

McGovern, Sylvester
Aughawillan former secretary and county board delegate Sylvester McGovern (Syl) passed away on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007 after a relatively short illness in St James’s Hospital, Dublin.
20 April 2007

McGowan, Tony
We buried Tony McGowan just before Christmas and as his coffin left the home on the Carrick Road he and Phil had built together with Martin, Diarmaid, Eilish, Lorraine and Mairead for the last time to be borne aloft by his family and friends on the short sad journey up the hill to St. Patrick’s Parish Church
04 January 2008

McGushin, Tom
Our condolences go to the McGushin family, Drumard Jones on the death of Tom McGushin who sadly passed away in England.
30 November 2007

McHugh, Bernard
There is widespread regret in Carrigallen parish and surrounding districts at the death of Mr Bernard McHugh, Sonnagh, which occurred at the General Hospital, Cavan.
16 May 2008

McKeon, Vinnie
The Leitrim sporting community was in mourning last weekend following the news of the passing of Vincent (Vinnie) McKeon, Soxline, Dromahair.
16 August 2013

McKiernan, Willie
Sadly another great GAA man Willy McKiernan passed away in Toronto, Canada recently.
05 December 2008

McLoughlin, Hugh
MANY tributes have been paid to the late Hugh McLoughlin, ’Inver’, Ballinode.
30 November 2004

McLoughlin, Thomas
It was with regret and sadness we record the passing of Thomas McLoughlin, Corrabarrick to his eternal reward. His death took place in the loving care of the nurses and staff of the O’Carolan Nursing Home following a short illness borne with Christian fortitude.
30 December 2005

McNally, Jack
Saturday 14th June 2008 will go down in the history of Dromod as the day on which Dromod lost one of its best respected and noblest citizens. Jack McNally was eighty in mid November 2007 and a family celebration was held in their former pub 'The Brandywell', Dromod.
20 June 2008

McNaughton, Jim
Jim McNaughton, who died aged 70, was a pioneering and successful business man in Dublin and one of Leitrim’s greatest supporters and, in later years, one its greatest ambassadors.
18 May 2007

Mimna, Anthony
There is widespread regret in his native Carrigallen and surrounding parishes at the death of Mr Anthony Mimna which occurred unexpectedly at his residence in Ballyconnell. A native of Drumshangore, Carricgallen, a member of a very popular football family, along with his brothers he played many outstanding matches for the Drumreilly football team and was a gentleman on and off the field of play.
12 January 2007

Mimna, Tom
There is a widespread regret in his native Drumreilly and surrounding parishes at the death of Mr. Tom Mimna, Toome, which occured at his residence following a brief illness. He was in his 89th year and led a most colourful life being a star footballer with a number of his brothers on the Drumreilly football team.
21 March 2008

Moran, Martin
All too soon again our parish was shook to the core when the news spread about the tragic accident that took Martin Moran away from us in a most untimely fashion.
02 August 2013

Mulloy, Lorcan
Lorcan Mulloy grew up in a beautiful valley near the hill of Sheemore and within its confines he met his untimely death.
30 June 2004

Murphy, Tom
Our condolences also go to the family and friends of the late Tom Murphy who also passed away.
30 September 2007

Murray, Hubert
Our Club and parish was saddened on Tuesday morning last on hearing the news of the tragic death of Hubert Murray, Derrien, Aghacashel.
03 June 2011

Murray, Jackie
The death took place recently in Surrey, England of former Club player Jackie Murray who was a President of the Club.
05 December 2008

Murray, Oliver
Olly has gone to his eternal reward following a tragic accident outside Carlow Town. He was a National Teacher in Aughavas for a few years and was a great loss to the parish when he transferred to another school outside Leitrim.
14 April 2006

NcGowan, Billy
One of the Mohill clubs honourary Presidents and club legend Billy McGowan sadly passed away at his residence in Mohill.
10 March 2007

Newton, JP
We are greatly saddened by the news of J.P’s death on Tallaght Hospital, Dublin, on Monday 2nd October, 2006.
13 October 2006

O'Toole, George
Leitrim GAA was plunged into deep sorrow on June 24, with the unexpected news that George O'Toole had passed to his eternal reward. George had been hospitalised for two weeks and had lead a very active life right up to then.
11 July 2008

O’Connor, Jimmy
New players may come and old players may go, its about a great football legend and Jimmy was great, a full or half-forward, a real bag of tricks and starred in the final in the year sixty-six.
24 December 2003

O’Grady, Tony
Tony O’Grady, a native of High Street, Ballinamore, who died in Tooting, England, certainly left his footprints in the sands of time and left a legacy of good work of which his wife Sadie and his children Patricia, James, Frank, Peter and Anthony and of which extended O’Grady family can all be proud.
28 July 2006

O’Kane, Seamus
The great Aughavas footballer Seamus O’Kane has gone to his eternal reward. During the early 1960’s he was a football legend in Aughavas and Leitrim. The ’Memory Man’ Jimmy Magee was once asked who was was the only man in Ireland to have won Senior Championship medals in three different counties but never in his own.
23 June 2006

O’Riordan, Tommy
The week leading up to Christmas was rather a sad one for Leitrim GAA in that three of its best known personalities passed away.
11 January 2008

O’Riordan, Tommy
It was indeed with great sadness that the Gaels of not alone Leitrim, Limerick and Dublin heard of the death of Tomas O’Riordan but in a special way his many friends and aqauintances of St. Mary’s who came to mourn the loss of a fior gael and gentleman.
11 January 2008

O’Rourke, Malachy
The death has taken place of former Aughavas and Leitrim GAA star Malachy O’Rourke who passed away in Co Meath.
22 June 2007

O’Toole, Georgie
The people of Annaduff, Carrick-on-Shannon and, indeed, all of Co Leitrim have lost yet another leading GAA figure and an eminent businessman. Georgie and his sister Mrs Veronica Kenny were the family of Lizzie Rowley and Bemard O’Toole, from Corrig, Annaduff. ’Corrig’ means ’rock’ and quarrying was carried on and the family nickname was ’The Rocks’.
04 July 2008

O'Connor, Michael
Michael O'Connor was a quite, shy and innocent young boy when he entered the gates of our local park to pursue his interest in playing football with the rest of the young boys of the area.
18 May 2012

O'Connor, Michael
Michael O'Connor was a quiet, shy, and innocent young boy when he entered the gates of our local park to pursue his interest in playing football with the rest of the young boys of the area.
18 May 2012

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

Plunkett, Jim
There is widespread regret in the Carrigallen and his native Ballinamore parishes at the death of Mr Jim Plunkett, Clooncorick, which has occurred at Tallaght Intensive Care Hospital, Dublin, following a short illness.
08 March 2012

Quinn, Frank
It was with great sadness that news reached Cloone of the sudden passing of one of the great former players of the club, Frank Quinn.
14 November 2008

Shanley, Fr Ciaran
The death has occurred of the Spiritan (Holy Ghost) missionary priest, Fr. Ciaran Shanley C.S.Sp. Aged 81, Fr. Shanley died on 19th December 2012 at the Spiritans' nursing home in Dublin.
04 January 2013

Sweeney, Connell
It was with sadness we record the death of former Drumreilly GAA player 58 years old Garda Sergeant Connell Sweeney, Ballyshannon.
29 February 2008

Taylor, Eamonn
News of the death of Eamonn Taylor, Main Street, Carrick-on-Shannon was received with deep regret in the town and surrounding areas on Thursday last, December 6th.
14 December 2012

Tiernan, Christy
The congregation that filled St Mary’s Church, Gortletteragh for the funeral Mass of Christy Tiernan didn’t just come to pay their respects but also to commemorate the life of a person who had given so many years of service to his community.
28 February 2003

Williams, John
Last week the whole community of Drumkeerin was shocked by the tragic death of John Williams.
02 January 2009