Bereavement notices for the region

The following are death notices for Cavan and Monaghan as reported on in the last 24 hours. Our sympathies go to the family, friends and neighbours of the deceased.

Philip Cooney

Drumsivney, Cootehill, Cavan

Philip Cooney, Drumsivney, Cootehill, Co. Cavan. April 1st 2021 suddenly at his home. Predeceased by his parents Ellen and Francis Cooney and his brothers James and Oliver. Philip was very much loved and will be sadly missed by his brother Patrick, sister Teresa Keogh, Rock Cross, Cavan Town, brother-in-law Edmund, nieces Finola, Deirdre, Niamh and Niamh’s husband Jack, grandnieces Sadhbh, Iseult and Laoise, cousins, neighbours and his long time carer Marie Langton.

May he rest in peace

Due to Government regulations and HSE advice, Philip’s reposing, Funeral Mass and burial will be private to family only. Philip's Funeral will leave the McMahon Funeral Home, Farnham Road, Cavan on Monday morning, April 5th, at 10.15am and travel to St. Michael’s Church, Cootehill, arriving for Funeral Mass at 11am. Burial following Mass in the family plot in Carrickallen cemetery.

The family would like to thank everyone for their cooperation and understanding at this time.

Oliver Creegan

Carrickane, Cavan Town, Cavan

Oliver Creegan, Carrickane, Cavan, Thursday, April 1st, peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Predeceased by his brothers, Eugene, Mike, Seamus, Pat & Johnny & his sister Sarah. Beloved husband of Patricia & loving father of Damian, Rhona, Fiacre & Fergal. Sadly missed by his loving family, brother PJ, sisters Sr. Mary Rose, Sr. Kathleen, Jean, Tess, Eílish, Belinda, Philomena & Helena, daughters-in-law Kathleen, Geraldine & Aedamar, son-in-law Brendan, his adored grandchildren Aisling, Aran, Pauric, Luke, Dara, Eve, Rory, Cliodhna, Cathal, Aoife, Oliver & Alex, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, all his relatives, good neighbours & many, many friends.

May he Rest In Peace

Due to current HSE & government restrictions, Oliver's Funeral Mass & burial will be private to family only. Oliver's Funeral cortege will leave his home in Carrickane on Easter Monday morning at 10.30 am, travelling via Golf Link's Rd & Farnham Rd., to arrive at the Cathedral of Saints Patrick & Felim, Cavan for Funeral Mass at 11 am. Burial will take place afterwards in Cullies cemetery. Those standing along the route are asked to observe social distancing guidelines & keep safe. The Creegan family would like to thank you all for your cooperation & understanding at this difficult time.

Oliver's Funeral Mass can be viewed live on

Mary Christina (Tiny) Rennicks (née Griffin)

Drumrath, Kilnaleck, Cavan / Kells, Meath

The death has occurred of Mary Christina (Tiny) Rennicks, (nee Griffin), Drumrath, Kilnaleck, Co. Cavan and late of Balrath Road, Kells, Co. Meath. Peacefully, at Our Lady's Hospital, Navan. Predeceased by her mother and father, Patrick and Mary, brother Tom, sister Ann (Connell). She will be sadly missed by her loving husband Fergus, sons Conrad and Paul, daughter Caroline, daughters in law Mary and Deirdre, son in law Eddie, grandchildren Amy, Stephen, Karl, Ellie, Mark, Killian and Adam, two great-grandchildren Cianan and Niyha, brothers Patrick and John, sisters Kathleen (Collier), and Angela (Reilly), brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

May Mary Christina Rest In Peace

Arriving at St. Mary's Church, Navan, on Easter Monday for 10.30am family Funeral Mass (max 10 people), which can be viewed on Burial afterward in St. Mary's Cemetery, Navan.

In line with Government / HSE advice social distancing to be observed at all times.

Michael Smith

33 Lodge View, Cootehill, Cavan

Michael Smith 33 Lodge View, Cootehill, Co. Cavan April 1st 2021 peacefully at Our Lady's of Loudres Hospital Drogheda. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by his loving family partner Dinah, son Thomas, brothers, sisters, grand-daughters Megan and Caoimhe, nieces, nephews and extended family, relatives and friends.

May He Rest In Peace

Due to government and HSE restrictions Michael's Funeral will be private please. Restricted to 10 people. Funeral cortege will leave Mullen's Funeral Home Cootehill on Monday at 1.30pm to arrive at St. Michael's Church, Cootehill for 2.00pm Funeral Mass followed by burial in St. Michael's Cemetery, Cootehill.

Funeral Mass will be steamed on the webcam link is

Friends and neighbours are very welcome to line the route on Monday afternoon in a safe and socially distance manner as a mark of respect for Michael.

Bridie Keenan (née Gray)

Brackagh, Emyvale, Monaghan

Bridie Keenan (nee Gray), Brackagh, Emyvale, Co.Monaghan, Thursday 1st of April, peacefully, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.

Bridie will be lovingly remembered by her husband Michael John, sons and daughters Martin (Siobhan), Angela Canny (Tom), Pauline McClave (Mickey), Frances, Geraldine Jenkins (Ivor) & Sean (Sharon), grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and friends.

May her gentle soul Rest in Peace.

Bridie's remains will repose at her residence until removal on Holy Saturday to arrive at The Sacred Heart Church, Carrickroe, for 7pm. Funeral Mass Easter Sunday morning at 9.30am; Family flowers only, please, donations in lieu, if desired, to Drumkill Day Centre, Threemilehouse, c/o Peter McMahon, McMahon's Funeral Home, Emyvale or any family member.

Due to current restrictions, Bridie's house, funeral and burial will be private. Anyone wishing to pay their respects, may do so as Bridie's remains travels from her home to the church on Saturday evening (please adhere to social distancing guidelines at all times).

Katie (Catherine) Mc Caghey (née Marron)

Drumganus, Broomfield, Castleblayney, Monaghan

The death has occurred of Katie (Catherine) Mc Caghey (nee Marron) - Founder of McCaghey Turkeys, Drumganus, Broomfield, Castleblayney, Thursday, 1st of April 2021, in her 102nd year, peacefully, in the loving care of her devoted family. Katie, predeceased by her husband James, sons Eamon & Gerard. Greatly missed and lovingly remembered by her sons and daughters - Tommy, Seamus, Ann, Peadar, Con, Pat, Ray and Mary, sons in-laws, daughters in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, extended family and friends.

May Katie’s Soul Rest in Eternal Peace

Due to the continued restrictions on public gatherings, Katie’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated privately in the presence of her family only (restricted to 10). Katie’s funeral cortège will travel from her home on Sunday 4th April, leaving at 11am, proceeding to St. Patrick’s Church, Broomfield, for Requiem Mass at 11.30am, followed by burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

The community of neighbours and friends are most welcome to pay their final tribute to Katie by lining the route in a socially distanced manner as her remains are brought from her residence at Drumganus to St. Patrick’s Church, Broomfield for 11.30am Requiem Mass on Sunday. Funeral Mass will be live streamed on the link

You are asked to adhere to social distancing guidelines and to keep safe at all times. Those who would have liked to attend but due to current restrictions cannot, the family invite you to leave a personal message in the Condolences section below.

As a mark of respect the family businesses will close as follows:

The Meeting House (Farm Shop) Broomfield, will close at 2pm on Saturday 3rd April.

Mc Caughey's Top Service Station, Broomfield, will close Friday 2nd April at 3pm until Sunday 4th April afternoon.

Mc Caughey's Ice Cream, Castleblayney, will close from Friday 2nd April until Sunday 4th April at 3pm.

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