Bereavement notices for Cavan and Monaghan

Death and Funeral Notices

It is with regret that we note the deaths in our community over the past few days, as reported on


Shancor, Cornafean, Cavan / Navan Road, Dublin

DUIGNAN (St. Vincent’s Centre, Navan Road and formerly of Shancor, Cornafean, Co. Cavan) May 5th. 2021 (peacefully) in the loving care of the staff at both Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown and Tara Bungalow, St. Vincent’s Centre, Navan Road. Eileen, beloved daughter of the late James and Alice and dear sister of Liam, Christine and Sean, predeceased by her brother Tommy and sister Patricia. Sadly missed by her loving sister, brothers, sisters-in-law Mary and Joan, nephews, nieces, relatives and her many friends in St. Vincent’s Centre, Navan Road.

Rest in Peace.

Due to Government advice and restrictions regarding public gatherings and to protect our most vulnerable family members and our friends, a private family funeral will take place. Those who would have liked to attend the funeral; but due to current restrictions cannot, please leave your personal message at

Seamus Fitzsimons

Kilgolagh, Finea, Westmeath / Cavan

Seamus Fitzsimons (The Pub), Kilgolagh, Finea, Mullingar Co. Westmeath, Wednesday May 5th, peacefully, at the Sheelin Nursing Home, Mountnugent, Co. Cavan. Predeceased by his brothers Paddy Joe, John, sister Margaret and his nephew Seamus Óg. Sadly missed by Ciarán, his sister in law Shelia, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends.

May He Rest in Peace.

Removal from Reilly's Funeral Home, Kilcogy Village on Saturday the 8th arriving at St. Mary's Church, Finea for Funeral Mass at 12 noon. Interment afterwards in adjoining cemetery.

In compliance with Government and HSE guidelines Seamus' Funeral will be private to family. Seamus Funeral Mass can be viewed on

The family thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.

Leila Hastings (née Pratt)

Bingfield House, Crossdoney, Cavan

Leila Hastings (nee Pratt), Bingfield House, Crossdoney, Co. Cavan. Sunday, May 2nd 2021, peacefully, in hospital. Beloved wife of the late Thomas (Percy) and dear mother of Adrian (Marilyn), Claude (Monica), Verena (Richard), Theodora (Terry) and Arnold (Martina) and her adored 8 grandchildren. Remembered with love by her sons, daughters, grandchildren, sister Violet, brothers John, George and the late Edgar, sister-in-law Phoebe, nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends.

Removal from the family home at Bingfield House, Crossdoney on Saturday, 8th May, at 1.45pm turning left at Ricehill and travelling via Kilmore Lower, Breandrum and Toneymore to arrive at St. Fethlimidh`s Cathedral, Kilmore for funeral service at 2.30pm, followed by burial in Kilmore Cathedral Parish Graveyard. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu, if so desired, to Kilmore Cathedral Organ fund c/o William Foster, Funeral Director, Ricehill, Crossdoney, Cavan or any family member. House strictly private please.

“Safe in the arms of Jesus”.

Funeral service strictly private to family only please, with the Church restricted to 25 people. Those who are unable to attend the funeral due to Covid restrictions are welcome to pay their respects along the route are asked to observe social distancing guidelines.

The Hastings family would like to thank you for your co-operation and understanding at this time.


Killycar, Milltown, Belturbet, Cavan

The death has occurred of Patrick (Pat) Mills, Killycar, Milltown, Belturbet, Co, Cavan, 6th May 2021 , after a short illness peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family. Pat deeply regretted by his loving wife Olive (nee North), son John, daughters Ann, Angela & Geraldine, daughter-in-law Jackie, son's-in-law Eamon,Shane & Sean. Sadly missed by his adored grandchildren Ashleigh, Amy, Molly, Shane, Lily, Dean, Haylie, Daisy & Tommy. His cousin Cecil & wife Joan, brother-in-law Jim & wife Mary, sister-in-law Hilda & husband Brian, relatives & many friends

May He Rest In Peace.

Funeral Arrangements Later.

Maurice O'Reilly

Kingsbury, London and Knocktemple, Virginia, Cavan / Bruff, Limerick

Maurice O'Reilly

Rannock Ave, Kingsbury, London.

Knocktemple, Virginia, Co. Cavan

and late of Bruff, Co. Limerick.

Suddenly, at St. Marys Hospital, Paddington, London. Aged 51 years.

Predeceased by his mother, Anne (nee O'Brien) and his brother Kieran (Mountnugent, Co. Cavan). Deeply regretted and sadly missed by his heartbroken wife Noreen (nee Whelan), his Father, Jim, and Siblings, Brendan (Dublin), Marian (Peterborough, U.K.), Michelle (Edinburgh, Scotland) and Declan (Bunratty, Co. Clare), Mother In Law, Helen Whelan (Balscadden, Dublin), brothers and sisters in law, nieces, nephews, relatives and large circle of friends both in the U.K. and Ireland.

Messages of condolence can be left for Maurice's family can be emailed to

Larry Dowdall

Blackstaff, Carrickmacross, Inniskeen, Monaghan

The death has occurred of Larry Dowdall, peacefully in the presence of his wife Joan, daughter Orlaith and son Damien at home in Blackstaff Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan.

Reposing at Magee's Funeral Home, Inniskeen. Removal on Saturday morning at 10.15am to The Church of Mary Mother of Mercy, Inniskeen for 11am funeral Mass. Burial afterwards St. Mary's Cemetery Inniskeen.

The funeral mass may be viewed on :

Dear son of the late Laurance and Mary Dowdall, Miskish. Beloved husband of Joan (nèe Quigley). Much loved father of Neville, Damien, Fiona and Orlaith. Sadly missed by sister Maggie Callaghan, daughter-in-law Mel, grandchildren and sisters-In-law. Deeply regretted by entire family circle.

There will be sn opportunity for the community to support the family and to remember Larry by being present on route, socially distanced, on Saturday morning the 8th of May as Larry’s funeral cortège passes Drumass, Finnegans Cross, Ballyrush, Knock, Miskish, Magoney, Blackstaff, Moyles and Ednamoe to Church of Mary Mother of Mercy.

Due to government guidelines the Funeral Home and house are private please. Larry’s Funeral Mass is limited to 25 family members.

The family would like to thank you for your sympathy and support during this difficult time.

Family flowers only please, donations in lieu, if desired, to Our Lady of Lourdes Palliative Care.

May Larry’s gentle soul rest in peace.


Margaret Markey (née Duffy)

Donaghmoyne, Carrickmacross, Monaghan

The death has occurred of Margaret Markey (née Duffy), Donaghmoyne, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan Thursday 6th May 2021, peacefully at her residence. Beloved wife and best friend of Kevin. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by her brothers Paddy, John, Ben, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.

May Her Gentle Soul Rest In Peace.

In an effort to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and in respect of Government Guidelines, there will be no public wake. We ask friends and neighbours to respect the families’ wishes at this difficult time.

There will be an opportunity for neighbours and friends to pay their respects on Saturday morning by lining the route to St. Lastra’s Church, Donaghmoyne in a socially distanced manner as Margaret’s funeral cortège will leave her late residence on Saturday to arrive at St Lastra's Church, Donaghmoyne for Requiem Mass at 11am, which will be celebrated privately by her family (limited to 25). Private cremation afterwards in Lakelands Crematorium, Co. Cavan.

Please click this link: to view Margaret’s Requiem Mass via St Lastra’s webcam facilities.

Bernard (Benny) O'Reilly

Emmet Terrace, Navan, Meath / Glaslough, Monaghan

Formerly Glaslough, Co. Monaghan

Retired ESB

Peacefully in his 88th year, surrounded by his family and the caring staff at Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan.

Benny will be very sadly missed by his loving wife Maureen, son David (Kingscourt), daughters Orla Smith (Virginia) and Aisling Boland (Navan), 8 grandchildren, 1 great-grandson, sons-in-law Gerry and Stewart, daughter-in-law Mary, brother Francie (Armagh), brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and a large circle of friends.

May Benny Rest in Peace

Benny will be leaving his home on Saturday morning at 10 am to arrive at St. Mary’s Church Navan for Funeral Mass at 10:30 am, which can be viewed on

Burial afterward in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Family Flowers Only Please.

Donations, if desired, to St Joseph's Young Priests Society :

In compliance with the current HSE guidelines, and to ensure the safety of all a Funeral Mass will take place for family, limited to 25 people.Please ensure social distancing and Public Health advice is adhered to.

The family would like to express their gratitude to all the caring staff at St. Elizabeth’s Nursing Home Athboy and Our Lady’s Hospital Navan who took care of Benny throughout his time there.

For those who wish to leave a message of condolence for any of the above families, you may do so on the condolence section of

The management and staff of The Anglo-Celt wish to extend their deepest sympathies to the relatives and friends of the deceased. May they rest in peace.

* To read the previous bereavement notices, click HERE

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