Bereavement notices for Cavan and Monaghan

Details of those who have sadly passed away in our community. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a ainm.

Vincent Fox

Templeogue, Dublin / Cootehill, Cavan

The death has occurred of Vincent (Vinnie) Fox Templeogue, Dublin, and formerly Corgreagh, Kill, Cootehill, Co. Cavan. April 4th 2021. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by his loving family, sister Phyllis, nieces, carers, relatives and friends.


Due to Government and HSE restrictions Vincent's Funeral Mass and burial took place in the presences of his family privately on Wednesday in St. Brigid's Church, Kill, Cootehill, Co. Cavan.

Mary McPhillips (née Fitzpatrick)

Killycreeny, Cootehill, Cavan

Mary McPhillips, Killycreeny, Cootehill, Co. Cavan, Tuesday, April 6th, peacefully, at Cavan General Hospital. Predeceased by her brothers Terence, Sean and Paddy. Deeply regretted by her loving husband Frankie, sons Paddy and Frank, daughters Maura (Robin) and Claire (Clarke) grandchildren, daughter in law, sons in law, sisters in law , brother in law, relatives and a large circle of friends.

May her gentle soul rest in peace.

Remains reposing at her residence until removal on Thursday afternoon, arriving at St. Patrick's Church, Corick, for 3pm private funeral Mass. Burial will take place immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only, please. Due to current restrictions Mary's house, funeral and burial will be private. Please feel free to leave a message of condolence in the condolence section below.

Mary Funeral Mass will be lived streamed on this link

Maitiú Mac Donncha

Drumalee, Cavan Town, Cavan / Doonbeg, Clare / Lettermore, Galway

Mac Donncha, Maitiú, Drumalee, Cabhán (roimhe sin Dúnbeag, Co. an Chláir agus Leitir Móir, Co. na Gaillimhe) ar an 6ú Aibreán 2021 go suaimhneach faoi chúram iontach an fhoireann in Ospidéal Ginearálta an Chabháin. Fágann sé croíbhriste go deo a bhean chéile Seosaimhín, a chlann mhac grámhar Caoimhín agus Fionán, a dheartháir Caoimhín, a dheirfiúr chéile Bernie agus a bhanchliamhain Noelle. Bhásaigh a dheirfiúr Eileen roimhe. Mairfidh Maitiú i gcroíthe agus i gcuimhne a gharchlann muirneach, Amy, Katie, Ben, Rachel agus Seán, a neachtanna agus a nianna, gaolta, comharsana agus gach a raibh aithne agus cion acu air.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh anam uasal Mhaitiú.

Tabharfar a chorp óna theach cónaí ag 12:45 chuig Ardeaglais Naomh Pádraig agus Naomh Féilim, Cabhán. Léifear Aifreann na Sochraide ag 1:00. Cuirfear é ina dhiaidh sin i reilig Naomh Bríd, Killygarry, Cabhán. De réir treoirlínte an rialtais agus chun ár gcairde agus ár ngaolta leochaileacha a choinneáil sábháilte beidh an tAifreann príobháideach don chlann amháin.

Matthew (Mattie) McDonagh, Drumalee, Cavan Town & formerly Doonbeg, Co. Clare & Lettermore, Co. Galway, Tuesday, April 6th 2021, peacefully, in the wonderful care of the staff at Cavan General Hospital.

Predeceased by his sister Eileen. Mattie will be forever missed by his heartbroken wife Josephine, his loving sons, Kevin & Fionan, his brother Kevin, sister in law, Bernie & daughter in law, Noelle. Mattie will always be remembered in the hearts & minds of his cherished grandchildren, Amy, Katie, Ben, Rachel & Sean, his nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours & all who knew & loved him.

"Leaba i measc na naomh go raibh aige ar dheis Dé"

Due to current HSE & government restrictions, Mattie's Funeral Mass & burial will be private to family only. Those who would like to do so are asked to post their messages to the family in the condolences section at the bottom of the page. Mattie's Funeral cortège will depart his residence at 12.45pm on Thursday to arrive at the Cathedral of Saints Patrick & Felim, Cavan, for Funeral Mass at 1pm. Burial will take place afterwards in St. Brigid's Cemetery, Killygarry. Those standing along the route are asked to observe social distancing guidelines. The Mc Donagh family would like to thank you all for your cooperation & understanding at this difficult time. To view Mattie's funeral Mass please visit

A Mass & celebration of Mattie's life will take place when his family & friends are permitted to gather again.

Cathal Furey

Dartrey, Cootehill P.O., Rockcorry, Monaghan

Cathal Furey, Dartrey, Cootehill P.O., Rockcorry, Co. Monaghan, Tuesday, April 6th, peacefully, at Cavan General Hospital. Predeceased by his wife Breda, brother Michael and sister Marie. Deeply regretted by his loving sons Dominic, Nigel and Fergal, daughters Carole (Craddock) and Gillian, sisters Kathleen and Patricia, brothers Anthony, Eamonn and Fred, grandchildren, Oisin, George, Michael, Alexander and Erin, daughters in law, son in law, sisters in law, brothers in law, relatives and a large circle of friends.

May his gentle soul rest in peace.

Remains reposing at his residence, until removal on Thursday morning, arriving at Holy Trinity Church, Rockcorry, for 11am private funeral Mass. Burial will take place immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only, please, donations, if so desired, to Cootehill Cancer Society c/o any family member. Due to current restrictions, Cathal's house, funeral and burial will be private. Please feel free to leave a message of condolence in the condolence section below.

Cathals funeral mass will be live streamed on Ematris Parish Facebook page.

Michael (Mick) McDonnell

McCurtin St, Clones, Monaghan

The death has occurred of Michael (Mick) McDonnell, McCurtin St, Clones, Co. Monaghan, April 6th 2021, peacefully, at home surrounded by his loving family. Predeceased by his sister Francis (Sheeran) and brother Edward. Beloved husband of Mary and adored father of Orlagh (Kieran), Ian (Herta, London), David (Aoife, Australia) and Aoife (Philip, Australia). Mick will be sadly missed and remembered with love by his wife, daughters, sons, grandchildren James, Ryan, Oisin, Emma, Sarah, Fianna, Tommy, Saoirse and Conan, sisters Audrey, Charlotte and Sandra, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

May His Gentle Soul Rest In Peace

Mick will be resting at the family home. Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Chapel, Clones, Friday, 9th April, at 11am. Burial afterwards in Mount St Oliver's Cemetery. Mick’s funeral cortège to the chapel will travel via The Diamond and Fermanagh St. (Leaving the family home approx 10.30am).

In line with government and HSC guidelines the Funeral Mass is restricted to 10 family members. Anyone wishing to leave a message of condolence, may do so below.

The Funeral Mass can be viewed on the following link -

Hugh McKenna (Peter Brian)

Glassmullagh, Emyvale, Monaghan

The death has occurred of Hugh McKenna (Peter Brian), former Monaghan County Council worker, Glassmullagh, Emyvale, Co. Monaghan. Wednesday, 7th April, peacefully at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

May his gentle soul Rest in Peace.

Lovingly remembered by his sons Maurice, Aidan (Laura) & daughter Marie (Christopher), grandchildren Emma, Catriona & Maisie, his devoted partner Madge Kelly and her family, brothers Francie, Jim & Brian, sisters Kate & Teresa, nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.

Hugh's remains will repose at his residence (window viewing only), until removal on Friday morning to arrive at The Sacred Heart Church, Carrickroe for 11am Funeral Mass, burial afterwards in The Holy Family Cemetery, Ballyoisin. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu to Cavan/Monaghan Palliative Care c/o Peter McMahon, McMahons Funeral Home, Emyvale or any family member.

Due to current restrictions, Hugh's funeral will be private to family only. Anyone wishing to pay their respects, may do so as Hugh's funeral cortege travels to the church on Friday morning via Factory Cross/Dundian (please adhere to social distancing guidelines at all times).

Margaret O'Neill (née McGowan)

Hazelwood, 31Ashgrove Lawns, Monaghan Town, Monaghan

Margaret O'Neill peacefully at Cavan General Hospital.

Sadly missed by her husband Sean, son Ryan, daughter Karen, son in law Paul, daughter in law Veronica, grandchildren Shane, Aoife, Joseph,Conor and Sam, brothers Sean, Joe, Padraic and Gerard and David Doyle, sisters Angela, Anne and Teresa, brothers in law Patrick, Kevin and Francie, sisters in law Ann, Deirdre, Claire, Patricia, Eilish, Helen and Veronica, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. R.I.P.

Removal on Friday (09/04/2021) at 10.30 a.m., arriving at St. Macartan’s Cathedral, Monaghan for Funeral Mass at 11 a.m.

Burial afterwards in St. Joseph’s New Cemetery, Latlurcan.

House and funeral strictly private (limited to 10) due to Covid 19 restrictions.

Funeral Mass available via live webcam at:

Sheila Ward (née Kerley)

Cloughvalley, Carrickmacross, Monaghan

The death has occurred of Sheila Ward (née Kerley). Cloughvalley, Carrickmacross, 7th April 2021. Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda. Predeceased by her husband John, her parents Patrick & Christina and her brother Peader. Sadly missed and remembered with love by her beloved family, her daughters Diane, Tracey, Sharon & Christina, her sons-in-law Roger, Paul, Martin & Dermot, her adored eleven grandchildren, her sisters Maura (Marron) & Pauline (Fleming, Kingscourt), her brothers Patsy (USA) & Martin (Kingscourt), brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives & friends.


House strictly private, due to Covid-19 restrictions.

In accordance with current guidelines Sheila's Funeral Mass will take place privately, for family only (limited to 10), in St. Joseph's Church, Carrickmacross, on Saturday, 10th April, at 11am followed by burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Carrickmacross. To view the Funeral Mass via the webcam click on the link

There will be an opportunity for the community to pay their respects by lining the route, in a socially distanced manner, as Sheila's funeral cortège leaves her home on Saturday morning at 10.30am via Farney Street & Main Street proceeding to St. Joseph's Church.

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