28 May 2022

Deaths in Donegal, Tuesday, April 26

Deaths in Donegal

Deaths in Donegal

The following deaths have taken place:

- Charlie Harper, Stranorlar

- Daniel Gallagher, Cloghan

- Padraig McNulty, Cloghan

- James McKnight, Manorcunningham

Kathleen Furey, Glenties

Frank Gillespie, Kildare and formerly Letterbarrow

Margaret Browne, Letterkenny

Pete Conolly, Ardara

John Dan Floyd, Ballybofey and Cavan  

Tommy McGoldrick, Ballyshannon

Charlie Harper, Dunwiley, Stranorlar

The death has occurred of Charlie Harper, Dunwiley, Stranorlar, peacefully, at Letterkenny University Hospital.

Deeply regretted by his loving family, wife Mary, daughters Teresa (McGowan, Admiran Park, Stranorlar) Charlene (O’Brien, The Beeches, Navenny, Ballybofey) sons-in-Law Paul McGowan, Marty O’Brien, grand-daughter Laura, grandsons, Barry, Conor and Ryan, beloved brother to Jack, Hughie (Killygordon) and May (Coventry). Predeceased by his father John, mother Mary and his infant boys.

He will be deeply and sincerely missed by his loving wife, daughters, brothers, sister, sons in law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and many friends.

Charlie’s remains will be reposing at his home from 5pm on Tuesday.

Removal from there on Thursday morning, April 28 at 10.30am via Chapel Street, to Mass of the Resurrection at Church of Mary Immaculate, Stranorlar for 11am.

Burial afterwards in Stranorlar Cemetery, Chapel St., Stranorlar.

Requiem Mass will be streamed live via the parish webcam at

Family flowers only, donations in lieu if so desired in memory of Charlie to the Respiratory Ward, Letterkenny University Hospital c/o Martin McGowan at McGowan’s Funeral Home, Drumboe Avenue, Stranorlar, or any family member. 

Daniel (Dan) Gallagher, Ballykerrigan, Cloghan

The death has occurred at Letterkenny University Hospital of Daniel (Dan) Gallagher, Ballykerrigan, Cloghan (F93 HE09).

Beloved son of the late Charles and Mamie, much loved brother of Conal (Ballykerrigan), Mollie Marley (Dooish) and Kathleen Doherty (Letterkenny).

Deeply regretted and sadly missed by his brother, sisters, nieces, nephews, grandnephews, grandnieces, brother-in-law, Michael, extended family, neighbours and friends.

His remains will repose at his late residence on Tuesday from 4pm.

Funeral from there on Thursday at 10.15am for Requiem Mass at 11am, in the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Glenfin.

Interment afterwards in Glenfin cemetery. Requiem Mass can be viewed live on the parish webcam at


Padraig McNulty, Commeen, Cloghan

The death has occurred in London of Padraig McNulty, formerly of Commeen, Cloghan.

Padraig is survived by his sisters Ann McDermott, Ballybofey, Maureen Boyle, Fintown, Rose Doherty, Carrick, Sheila Diver, Kilcar, Kate McMenamin, Commeen, and brothers, Seamus, Peadar, John and Paul, London and Micháel and Gerard, Commeen.

His remains will repose at the home of his sister, Kate and Raymond McMenamin in Commeen from 7pm on Wednesday, April 27.

Requiem Mass at 11am on Friday in the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Glenfin, with interment afterwards in Kilteevogue Cemetery.

The Mass can be viewed on the parish webcam at

Family, friends and neighbours welcome. Family time from 11pm until 11am.


James (Jim) McKnight, Galdonagh, Manorcunningham

The peaceful death has taken place at Letterkenny University Hospital of James (Jim) McKnight, Galdonagh, Manorcunningham.

Lovingly missed by his wife Mary, daughters Gail Mac Beth and Rachel Barnett, sons-in-law Ian and Leeroy, grandchildren Ryan, Jack and Scott MacBeth and their girlfriends; also grandchildren Kelsey, Darcy and James Barnett. Deeply regretted by his sister Iris Magee, mother-in-law Margaret Cole, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews and many friends.

His remains are reposing at his late residence.

Funeral service there on Wednesday, April 27 at 2pm with burial afterwards in the family plot in Newtowncunningham Presbyterian Church graveyard.

House private to family and close friends please.

Family flowers only, donations in lieu to Ronald McDonald House, Dublin, care of any family member or Terence McClintock, Funeral Director, Convoy.


Kathleen Furey, Glenties

The death has taken place of Kathleen Furey, née Brogan, Kilraine Upper, Glenties.

Kathleen’s remains are reposing at her residence.

Removal from there on Wednesday morning, April 27 at 10.30am going to St. Connell’s Church, Glenties for Requiem Mass at 11am with burial afterwards in the local cemetery.

Family time please from 10pm until 10am. Funeral Mass can be viewed live on

Enquiries to James McGuiness Funeral Director, Glenties.

Frank Gillespie, Kildare and formerly Letterbarrow

The peaceful death has occurred at his home, surrounded by his loving family of Frank Gillespie, Straffan, Co. Kildare and formerly of Letterbarrow.

Beloved husband of Hanna, dear father of Caroline, Teresa, Stephen, Maria, John and Deirdre and loving grandfather of Shane, Oisín, Barry, Ciara, Aoife, Ronan, Cian, Emer, Cara, Saoirse, Darragh, Ciarán, Charlie, Niamh, Maeve, Gráinne and the late Conor (RIP). Sadly missed by his loving wife, sons, daughters, brothers Bernard and James, sister Anne, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Removal on Wednesday to St. Brigid’s Church, Straffan arriving for 11am Mass. Funeral immediately afterwards to Straffan Cemetery.

Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to the Irish Cancer Society. House private please. Enquiries to Ramon Massey & Son Funeral Directors Celbridge Ph: 01 455 5121.

The Funeral Mass can be viewed by clicking on the following link:

Margaret Browne, Letterkenny

The peaceful death has taken place at Letterkenny University Hospital of Margaret Browne (née McCrory), Listillion, Letterkenny.

Predeceased by her husband Jim in 1997 and son Francie in 2018. Deeply missed by loving sons and daughters Seamus, Listillion, John, Gartan, Mary McMenamin, Listillion, Dolores Carberry, Glenswilly, Teresa Tormey, Dublin, Paddy, Michael, Denis, Peadar, Listillion, Bernie Drum, Correnagh, Liam and Colm, Listillion, brothers John McCrory, Australia and Denis McCrory, Sion Mills, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and a wide circle of family, friends and neighbours.

Margaret’s remains are reposing at her late residence . Funeral from there on Wednesday, April 27 at 11.15am going to the Church of the Irish Martyrs, Letterkenny for 12 noon Requiem Mass which can be viewed live on

Interment afterwards in St. Patrick’s Church Cemetery, Drumkeen, arriving at approximately 2.30pm.

Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu of flowers, if desired, to the Donegal Alzheimer Association c/o any family member. Rosary at 9pm. Family time please from 11pm to 11am and on the morning of the funeral.

Pete Conolly, Ardara

The death has taken place at Letterkenny University Hospital of Pete Conolly, Drumaghy Park, Ardara. 

His remains will repose at Shovlin's Funeral Home, Sandfield, this evening (Tuesday) from 5pm, followed by removal to the Church of The Holy Family, Ardara, arriving at 7.30pm.

Funeral Mass on Wednesday morning at 11am, with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

John Dan Floyd, Ballybofey and Cavan

The death has occurred at his home in Crosserlough, County Cavan of John Dan Floyd, formerly of Dreenan, Ballybofey and Lismulladuff.

Predeceased by his wife, Lesley. He will be sadly missed by his loving family - children Debbie, Anita and Peter, grandchildren Martin, Steven, Craig, Amanda, Philip, Stephen, Cara and Matthew, his great-grandchildren, son-in-law Martin, daughter-in-law Linda, brothers Kevin and Christy, sisters Agnes, Rose and Kathleen, his extended family, relatives and friends.

A Funeral Service for John will take place at 11am on Wednesday morning, April 27 in Lakelands Crematorium.

Tommy McGoldrick, Ballyshannon

The death has occurred of Tommy McGoldrick, The Mullans, Knather Road, Ballyshannon, and formerly Dromahair and London.

Beloved husband of Kay, cherished father of Kelli (Brian), Karragh (Paul), Eilish (Keith), adored grandad to Richard, Tallulah, Liam, Rowah, Siobhan and Senan. Predeceased by his parents and brother Martin, brothers Peter, Michael, Philip, sisters Kathleen, Josie, Teresa, Julia, brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces, and extended family circle.

Reposing at the family home on Tuesday from 2pm until 8pm, walk-through only, please. House private at all other times.

Removal on Wednesday morning at 10am going to St Joseph's Church, The Rock, Ballyshannon for 11am Requiem Mass followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only, please.

Tommy's family would like to thank you for your thoughtfulness at this sad time.

To prevent the further spread of Covid- 19 at funerals please were face coverings in church. Handshaking optional.


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