Bereavement notices for Cavan and Monaghan

Death and Funeral Notices

It is with regret that we note the following deaths in Cavan and Monaghan over the past few days, as reported on

Damien Gargan

Stramatt and late of Main Street, Virginia, Cavan

The death has occurred of Damien Gargan, Stramatt, Virginia, Co. Cavan and late of Main Street, Virginia, Co. Cavan, peacefully at the Mater Hospital, Dublin on 5 May 2022. Beloved husband of Siobhan and loving father of Patrick and Stephen. Sadly missed by his wife and sons, his sister Margaret (Mc Cabe), his brother Pat, brother in law, sisters in law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Rest In Peace.

Remains reposing at Matthews Funeral Home (A82YV58) on Sunday from 4 o'clock until prayers at 8 o'clock. Walk through only please and please refrain from handshaking. Please follow car parking signs.

Removal from Matthews Funeral Home on Monday afternoon to Mary Immaculate Church, Virginia arriving for 1 o'clock Funeral Mass followed by private family cremation in Lakelands Crematorium, Cavan.

Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu if desired to Patient Services Comfort Fund at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital c/o Matthews Funeral Directors or by donation envelope.

House strictly private at all times please.

The family are extremely grateful for your consideration and support at this time.

'May Damien's gentle soul Rest In Peace'.

Bridie Halton

Knightsbrook, Trim, Meath / Loughduff, Cavan

Bridie died on Friday the 6th May 2022. Peacefully at Our Lady's Hospital Navan surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her parents Agnes and Connie. Sadly missed by by her loving brothers Paul and Con, sisters Marie Maher, Bernie McNamee and Anne Fitzgerald, aunt Annamay, sisters in law Mary Anne and Martina, brothers in law Brendan, Liam and Michael, nephews, nieces, grand niece, grand nephews, cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends.

May Bridie rest in peace.

Reposing at Reilly's Funeral Home, Kilcogy Village, (N39WID6) on Sunday evening from 3pm with prayers at 5pm followed by removal to St. Joseph's Church, Loughduff, (H12F968) arriving at 6pm. Funeral Mass on Monday at 3pm. Cremation afterwards in Lakelands Crematorium, Dublin Rd., Cavan. Funeral Mass can be viewed link to follow.

Please respect the family wishes and refrain from hand shaking.

Liam O'Reilly

Bishopstown, Cork / Killeshandra, Cavan

O’REILLY (Bishopstown, Cork and late of Killashandra, Co. Cavan): On 6th May 2022, after a short illness, peacefully, at Cork University Hospital, LIAM (B.E., late of ESB), loving husband of the late Peggy (Colbert) and devoted dad of Helen, dear brother of Marie (Killashandra).

Sadly, missed by his loving daughter, sister, sister-in-law Phyl, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, relatives, neighbours and many friends.

Reposing in the Wilton Funeral Home, Sarsfield Road of Jerh. O’ Connor Ltd. on Sunday (May 8th) from 3pm to 4pm.

Requiem Mass at 11am on Monday (May 9th) in the Church of the Holy Spirit Dennehy’s Cross which can be viewed on

Funeral afterwards to the Holy Rosary Cemetery, Midleton.

“Requiescat in Pace”

Esther Nolan (née Kirwan)

32 Rosevale, Castleblayney, Monaghan

The death has occurred of Esther Nolan (née Kirwan), 32 Rosevale, Castleblayney, Co Monaghan, formerly Weymouth, Dorset, UK and Railway View, Clones, Co. Monaghan. Friday 6th May 2022, peacefully in the care of the staff of Drumbear Lodge and her beloved husband Bernard. Predeceased by her parents Patrick and Una, her brothers Ambrose and Kieran. Deeply regretted and lovingly missed by her heartbroken family, husband Bernard, daughter Helen, sons Bernard and Michael (England) relatives, neighbours and friends.

Family flowers only please, donations in lieu, if desired, to Drumbear Lodge Patient Comfort Fund by donation box or care of Hughes Funeral Directors, Castleblayney. House strictly private, please.

May her gentle soul Rest In Eternal Peace

Esther’s funeral cortège will leave from her home in Rosevale on Monday morning (9th May) at 9:30am arriving to St. Mary’s Church, Castleblayney for Requiem Mass at 10am continuing on afterwards to Lakelands Crematorium, Cavan for private cremation service at 12:15pm. Please adhere to continued HSE & government guidelines & wear face coverings.

The funeral mass can be viewed via the following link:

Rosemary Rafferty (née Callan)

Lurgans, Carrickmacross, Monaghan

The death has occurred of Rosemary Rafferty (née Callan), Lurgans, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan peacefully after a short illness surrounded by her family at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, Friday, 6th May 2022. Predeceased by her parents Larry and Maggie-Ann, brother Lorcan and her infant granddaughter Eve. Fondly remembered and sadly missed by her heartbroken family, husband Pat (Paddy), daughters Gráinne and Aoife, son Pádraig, her beloved grandchildren Óisín, Aoileann and Emily, son-in-law Eoin, daughter-in-law Marcella, sister Eileen, brothers PJ, Tommy, Peter and Declan, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.

May Her Gentle Soul Rest In Peace.

Reposing at her daughter Aoife’s residence ‘Beech Drive’, Parnell St, (A81 XP59) on Saturday afternoon from 2pm to 7pm. Removal on Monday morning from Lurgans on foot via Parnell St. to St. Joseph’s Church, Carrickmacross arriving for Requiem Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Carrickmacross.

House Private At All Other Times.

Family Flowers only, donations, if desired, to Carrick Cancer online via or donation box c/o Deery’s Funeral Director’s, Carrickmacross.

Please click this link:

to view Rosemary’s Requiem Mass via St Joseph’s webcam facilities.

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.

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