27 May 2022

Deaths in Inishowen/Donegal, Thursday morning, April 28, 2022

Deaths in Donegal, Thursday morning, April 28, 2022

The following deaths have taken place:

- Anne Desmond, Mallow/Drumkeen  

Martha Kildea, Lifford/St Johnston

Séamus McCool, Dublin/Letterkenny

- Charlie Harper, Stranorlar

- Daniel Gallagher, Cloghan

- Padraig McNulty, Cloghan

Anne Desmond, Mallow/Drumkeen

The death has occurred of Anne Desmond (née McDaid), Prospect Mews, Emmet Street, Mallow and late of Breen, Drumkeen.

Anne passed away peacefully at Mallow General Hospital, beloved wife of the late John and much loved mother of Margaret, Tim, Donald and Elaine, adored grandmother of Oliver, Darcey and Amaia, and great-grandmother of Joshua.

Sadly missed by her loving family, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchild, extended family, nephews, nieces, relatives, kind neighbours and friends.

Reposing in O'Keeffe's Funeral Home, Bowling Green, Mallow, on Friday from 6pm to 7pm, followed by Reception into St. Mary's Church, Mallow. Requiem Mass on Saturday at 11.30am which will be live-streamed on:

Funeral afterwards to St. Gobnait's Cemetery.

Martha Kildea, Lifford/St Johnston

The death has taken place (April 27, 2022) at Letterkenny University Hospital of Martha Kildea (née Wilson) 4 Beechwood Grove, Lifford and formerly of Tullyowen, St Johnston.

Beloved wife of the late John, much loved mother of Josephine, Rosemary, Margaret, Siobhan, Bernadette, Shauna, Geraldine and John Paul and sister of Lily and the late Paddy, Robert, Margaret and Theresa. Reposing at her home on Thursday (April 28) from 12 noon.

Funeral leaving her home on Saturday (April 30) at 10am for Requiem Mass in St Baithin's Church, St Johnston at 11am Interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Deeply regretted by her sorrowing sons, daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sister and family circle. Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on her soul. Donations in lieu of flowers please to the Respiratory Unit, Letterkenny University Hospital.

Séamus McCool, Dublin/Letterkenny

The death has occurred of Séamus McCool, Terenure, Dublin / Letterkenny. Peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family, beloved husband of Lynda. Predeceased by his brother Andrew. He will be sadly missed by his children James, Clare and Bernard, grandchildren Tadhg, Penelope, Hugo, Ursula, Isla, Órlaith and Maisie, sisters Ann and Breed, brothers Jerry and Joseph, son-in-law Robert, daughters-in-law Siobhán and Shannon, nieces, nephews, relatives, friends, neighbours and all his former pupils in Clongowes Wood College and Terenure College.

Funeral on Saturday (April 30) in St Pius X Church arriving for 10 am Requiem Mass followed by burial in New Leck Cemetery, Letterkenny. Funeral Mass may be viewed on the following link Family flowers only.

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 are reposing at his home. 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.

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