Obituaries: Longford


Boyce, Joe
There was deep sadness in the area when the news of the death of Joe Boyce, Clygeen, spread on Friday evening last.
11 October 2013

Bracken, Michael
There was great sadness in the Killoe area and the news of the sudden passing of Michael (Mickey) Bracken, late of Killoe, Co. Longford.
24 October 2008

Bracken. Paddy
There was a great sadness among the residents of Longford town and its surrounds recently as news of the death of Patrick (Paddy) Bracken spread.
12 January 2007

Brady, Laurence
There was widespread sadness in the Gowna area following the death of Laurence (La) Brady at home, Woodcrest, Cortober, in the loving care of his family on Wednesday December 17.
26 December 2003

Burke, Michael
There was great sadness and shock when the news became known that Michael Burke of Robinstown had passed away following a short illness in Mullingar Hospital.
08 August 2006

Burns, Robert (Bobby)
The Longford GAA mourned the passing of one of its football legends recently, in Robert 'Bobby' Burns. Best known throughout the county his heroic point-scoring exploits in the 1966 'Home' National League Championship winning team that beat Galway by nine points to eight at Croke Park.
14 December 2012

Butler, Jim
It was with great sadness that the people of Longford heard of the sad passing of Jim Butler.
05 January 2007

Butler, Seamus
Seamus, a native of Jamestown, and an outstanding footballer in his youth, died on Tuesday 19 December 2006, in Mullingar. He lived on the Battery Road, Longford, where I interviewed him, years ago, concerning his memories of Fr Sean Manning (of whom he was a great admirer).
05 January 2007

Campbell, Francie
It was with tremendous sadness that the people of Colmcille and Granard heard of the untimely death of Francie Campbell who passed away at his home in Muckerstaff.
29 September 2006

Casey, Tom
Tom Casey, the man who captained St Mel's College to their first All-Ireland Colleges senior football title in 1948 was laid to rest in his native Newtowncashel recently.
20 December 2013

Cosgrove, Paddy
It was with great sadness and shock to the parish of Killashee and Luton England with the passing of Paddy Cosgrave from Derryadd.
19 February 2010

Crean, Eddie
When the news of Eddie Crean’s untimely death hit Ballinalee and its surrounds, people of first reacted with disbelief and shock and then a huge sense of sadness and loss.
01 July 2005

Crossan, Berney
There is a deep sense of sadness throughout Longford town this week following the death of one of its most loved businessmen, Berney Crossan.
24 January 2014

Cummins, Brendan
There was a great sense of shock in the Ardagh parish and the wider community when the news of the totally unexpected death of Brendan Cummins filtered through.
30 October 2007

Cunningham, James Joseph
There was deep sadness and regret in Granard and its surrounds as news of the death of James Joseph (Jim Joe) Cunningham, Barrack St, Granard and formerly of Drumnacrehir, Dring spread.
02 March 2007

Curran, Fr John Joe
The death took place, following a brief illness, of Fr John Joe Curran, Priests Recruitment Centre, Wichita, Kansas, USA, and formerly, Ardra. The eldest of a family of three boys and three girls he was born to Pat Curran and Rose Anne Kenny, Ardra on May 13th 1929. He received his primary and secondary education in Gortahose NS and Moyne Latin School respectively.
27 April 2007

Dalton, Andy
Ballinalee and the surrounding parishes are in mourning once again following the unexpected death of former Co Councillor Mr Andy Dalton of Edderland. Mr Dalton passed away peacefully at his residence on Friday March 2, 2007.
09 March 2007

Delaney, Christy
'One of life's gentlemen', was how a friend described Christy Delaney, who passed away.
08 January 2010

Doran, Dermot
The news of the untimely death of Dermot Doran was received with much sadness and regret in the Granard area and most especially, by his friends in St Mary’s GFC.
30 October 2007

Doris, Paddy
In September 2002, Longford GAA paid tribute to the 28 year contribution of Paddy Doris, who had served as Co. Board Secretary since 1974. A ’This is your life’ style surprise tribute show held at a packed Longford’s Backstage Theatre, and attended by then GAA President Sean McCague showed how much Paddy Doris was appreciated by the entire Longford GAA community.
30 September 2004

Duigan, James
James Duignan who has recently passed away in Melbourne, Australia, was the youngest of six sons and four daughters of the late Patrick and Matilda Duignan of Derawley, Drumlish.
22 July 2005

Enright, Paul
This week the loss of a great servant suffered. Paul, not only a St. Faithleachs GAA club member but a great friend to everyone in the club and community.
19 April 2013

Fahy, Albert
On Thursday September 26th 2013 the entire community of Ballymahon was beset with a great tragedy with the sudden and untimely passing of one of our best loved sons in the person of Albert Fahy.
11 October 2013

Farrell, Michael
The recent death of Michael Farrell, Carabeg, came as a great shock to many people throughout the parish and surrounding areas. Mick, as he was known to his many friends, was a hard working man down through the years and a very good neighbour.
20 October 2006

Farrell, Richard
The death occurred recently of Richard Farrell and his passing marked the departure of an honest man and a footballer of note, who first came to prominence with the Cashel team of the 1930’s and 40’s, first at centre field and later at full back on the Championship and League winning teams of 1942 and ’43.
02 January 2004

Farrell, Vinny and Tricia
Ballymahon Gardai have confirmed that the fire that claimed the lives of a Forgney couple last week was accidental.
31 January 2004

Farrelly, Sean
There was deep shock in Shroid and the surrounding areas with the unexpected death of Sean Farrelly. Sean, who died suddenly on October 11 while working on his farm, was aged just 48 years.
30 October 2007

Farrelly, Sean
There was widespread shock in the local community when news of the sudden and unexpected death of Sean Farrelly, Cooleeny emerged.
30 September 2007

Fay, Carmel
There is profound sadness in Granard and throughout the entire area this week following the death of community stalwart, Carmel Fay.
28 June 2013

Flynn, Jimmy
The GAA community in Longford gathered at St Mattew’s Church, Ballymahon to celebrated the life of one of the associations most loyal servants. In his 86 years, Jimmy Flynn had served in various positions in both clubs and on the County Board and was president of the association in the county at the time of his death.
05 January 2007

Fox, Julie
There was much sadness in Ireland and in the Irish-American community in New York at news of the death of Julie Fox, after a brave battle with illness.
30 September 2004

Glennon, Annie
Hundreds and hundreds of people attended the removal and funeral mass of the late Annie Glennon from St Mary’s Terrace who passed away.
30 November 2004

Glennon, Donal
Renowned for his love of traditional Irish music and Gaelic games, in equal measure, it is with sadness that we record the passing of Donal Glennon, who died in Dublin last month, following a brief illness.
23 May 2008

Glennon, Mick
There was a great sense of sadness and loss in the Shroid Slashers Club on the death of our long standing President, Mick Glennon.
26 February 2006

Hannify, Jimmy
A large crowd gathered in Drumlish Church to pay respects to one of Longford’s greatest ever football players, Jimmy Hannify Senior.
31 August 2004

Hynes, Mary
On Sunday night/Monday morning last the entire area was stunned and shocked as the news began to filter through that Mary Hynes of Ferriskil had become seriously ill and had been rushed to Beaumount hospital where she had emergency surgery to save her life.
21 June 2013

Kelly, Owen
The region is coming to terms with the tragic death of two young men in two separate accidents. Family, friends, and neighbours have rallied to support the Brennan family in Newtownforbes and the Kelly family in Lanesboro as they lay their young sons, Shane and Owen, to rest.
20 May 2005

Kenny, Michael
Michael Kenny was the second born child to Jack and Mary Kenny Aughawillan Carrigallen. The only son of seven children he attended Beaghmore National School and Carrigallen Vocational School.
14 December 2012

Kiernan, Lena
Deeply Regretted Death
08 October 2010

Kinehan, James
We regret to record the death of a lifelong supporter of the Colmcille GAA team, James Kinegan of 138 Llewellyn Walk, Corby, which took place following a brief illness at Leicester City Hospital.
13 May 2005

Lennon, Paddy
The Tang club and all its members express their deepest sympathy to the Lennon family, Noughaval, on the death of Paddy, on Easter Sunday, April 16th, 2006.
21 April 2006

Lennon, Rose
The death occured of Rose Lennon, Gurteenboy following a short illness at Tullamore General Hospital.
25 November 2005

Lynch, Michael B
The death took place, peacefully, on Saturday, April 29, of Michael Barry Lynch (Mick) of Whitehall, Tullamore at Tullamore hospital. Mick and his wife Annie came to reside in the Co. Offaly town some ten years ago when they retired from business as proprietors of the Atlantic Hotel in Achill.
12 May 2006

Macken, Charlie
The death took place in St. Joseph’s hospital, Longford of Charlie Macken, Aughagreagh, Aughnacliffe
30 June 2003

Magan, James
The close-knit Killashee community was united in grief as the Magan family bade a fond farewell to their beloved 16 year old son, James, following his defiant battle with illness over the last four and a half years.
30 November 2004

Maguire, James
The death occurred peacefully in the loving care of his family at his residence of James Maguire, Clonelly, Moyne on Friday 9th March, 2007.
30 March 2007

Marlowe, Jim
There was widespread sorrow at the news of the untimely death of Jim Marlowe, Derraghawn and late of Foigha.
04 November 2005

Marsden, Gerry
The last surviving member of the Longford team which won the Junior All-Ireland title in 1937 has died. Gerry Marsden, the goalkeeper on that historic team, was 93 years of age.
11 November 2005

Matthews, Jim
It was with deep regret and sadness that the news of the death of Jim Matthews, Toome was received in the area.
03 January 2014

Matthews, Patsy
There was genuine shock and sadness throughout the parish and further afield when the news of the very unexpected and sudden death of Patsy Matthews began to filter through on Thursday afternoon November 28th.
06 December 2013

Matthews, PJ
The sudden death of PJ Matthews last Tuesday, September 7, deeply shocked all who knew him and particularly those living in Granard and Mullinalaghta where he was a stalwart in both communities.
17 September 2010

McCabe, John (Johnny)
There was deep shock in the close nit community of Colmcille and Aughnacliffe at the news of the death of Johnny on Monday November 19th last, aged only 68 years following a short illness in Tullamore General Hospital, as he was a very popular man with young and old alike.
30 November 2012

McGann, Liam
The death occurred on April 21st 2007 of William (Liam) McGann, Clontarf, formerly of Ballymahon following an illness bore with great dignity. Liam’s remains were brought home to St Matthew’s Church where a large crowd attended to pay their final respects tot he family.
04 May 2007

McGarahan, Hugh
There was widespread sorrow in his native Carrigallen at the death of Mr Hugh McGarahan which has occurred at his residence, Caloughs.
21 December 2007

McGill, Cormac
Staff and colleagues at the Longford Leader were deeply saddened to learn of the death of our colleagues and good friend, Cormac McGill, after a long battle with illness.
28 October 2005

McGoey, Sean
On Sunday evening last the sad news spread of the sudden and untimely death of our former Chairman and member of the 1960 County final winning team Sean McGoey suddenly at his residence.
26 July 2013

McGoldrick, Thomas
Thomas McGoldrick of Ennybegs, Killoe died aged 70, leaving his sorrowing wife Nellie, in the care of their seven children whom they dedicated their life to raising.
13 May 2005

McGovern, James
The death occurred in Manchester, England last week following a long illness of Mr James F. (Jimmy) McGovern, formerly of Chapel Road, Arva.
30 August 2007

McGrath, John
All in the parish and surrounding areas were saddened when news broke recently of the death of one of our older parishioners and great characters John McGrath, Parkplace.
17 June 2011

McGrath, Mickey
The club was rocked with the news of the sudden death of one of the clubs great stalwarts in Mickey McGrath
22 December 2006

McGrath, Paddy
Barely a week on from losing one of its all time greats in the form of Bobby Burns, Longford GAA is this week mourning the loss of another much loved stalwart following the passing of Killashee native Paddy McGrath.
07 December 2012

McGuire, Jody
On Monday morning the 11th November news broke of the death of Jody McGuire at his home in Tashinney, following a long illness
09 November 2013

McHugh, Bernard
It was with deep regret that we report the death of Mr Bernard McHugh, Sonagh, Carrigallen which has occured at the General Hospital Cavan. ’Bernie’ as he was so popularly known to his hundreds of friends in the music and football world. He had been in failing health for sometime.
09 May 2008

McKeogh, Joe
The announcement of the death of Joe McKeogh was greeted with much sadness in the south Longford area when news came that the former Kenagh garda sergeant had passed away on Monday, April 17, 2006.
28 April 2006

McKeon, Fr Jimmy
It was with great sadness that the communities of Ballinamore and Drumlish learned of the death of the Very Rev James (Jimmy) McKeon. Fr McKeon died peacefully on Friday, March 2nd, 2007 in the loving care of the Sr Margaret and all the staff at Our Lady’s Manor, Edgeworthstown.
09 March 2007

McKeon, Pat
Pat McKeon, Smear, Aughnacliffe who died unexpectedly at his home when on holiday was a native of Cornadrung and a member of a highly respected old established Colmcille farming family who for many decades specialised in the horticultural sector of the industry.
17 June 2011

McKeon, Tom
The death took place of Tom McKeon, Cloonaugh, Drumlish. Tom was the oldest man in the parish. He was born in Killoe in 1910, and was in his 96th year when God called him home. He was a legend in his time, a master craftsman, with a great love for the earth and all its natural beauty. He lived through the War of Independence and had many stories to tell.
30 June 2005

McLoughlin, Kevin
It was with great sadness that we learnt of the untimely death of Kevin McLoughlin Corrick Moyne Co. Longford on Friday night June 24th after a short illness. Kevin was indeed one life’s true gentlemen and he dedicated his life to his family and his beloved football club Dromard.
30 July 2005

McNerney, Sean
Gardai believe icy road conditions were to blame for a fatal road crash outside Aughnacliffe last Friday evening which claimed the life of 50-year-old local man, Sean McNerney.
14 January 2011

McShane, Michael
The past week saw loyal anddedicated club member Michael McShane pass to his eternal reward. Michael enjoyed a long life, one that was associated with the Dromard club right up to the end.
05 April 2013

McWade, Peetie
On Saturday June 25th 2011 a beloved Drumlish character, Peetie McWade passed to his eternal reward following a long illness bravely borne.
01 July 2011

Moran, Sean
The death occurred of another of our senior citizens Sean Moran, Carrigeen and formerly Killeen.
17 August 2012

Mulleady, Fergal
There remains a deep sense of shock and loss at the news of the untimely death of Drumlish native Fergal Mulleady, who died suddenly on February 11.
22 February 2008

Mulleady, Robbie
There was great sadness across the county at the news of the death of Robbie Mulleady at his residence on Bracklin Road, Edgeworthstown, following a short illness.
18 January 2008

Mulleady, Sean (Snr)
Large crowds gathered from near and far upon St Mary's Church, Drumlish to bid a fond farewell to one of life's true characters, Séan Mulleady Snr- a man of many gifts who wore many hats throughout his long and fulfilling life.
17 August 2012

Mulvihill, T & Rhatigan, C
Two men - footballers in their earlier years - Tom Mulvihill and Christy Rhatigan, are remembered in the annals of Cashel GAA for their notable contribution to the success of the Cashel team in winning the Co Longford Junior Championship in 1948.
31 August 2003

Murphy, Brendan
It was with deep regret that we received the news of the sudden death in Stamford Hill, London of Brendan Murphy.
06 October 2006

Murphy, George
The death took place in Sligo General Hospital of George Murphy, Mucanagh after a short illness. His remains were received at St Mary's Church, Gortletteragh on by Rev John Quinn PP. After requiem mass he was buried in Gortletteragh cemetery.
24 April 2009

Murtagh, Matt
When the news of Aughnacliffe man Matt Murtagh’s untimely death filtered through, sports fans throughout the county were stunned at his passing.
20 February 2005

Noonan, Pat
Everyone in the area was shocked and saddened when they heard of the sudden death on May 4th last of Pat Noonan at his home in Cloncallow Ballymahon aged 65 predeceased by his brothers Benny and Peter.
20 May 2011

O’Connor, Jimmy
When a royal personage dies a royal herald intones ’The King is dead. Long live the King’. And so let it be with Dromod’s Jimmy O’Connor.
03 October 2003

O’Reilly, John Joe
There was a deep sadness in Longford town recently as news of death of John Joseph O’Reilly, 1 Main St, Longford, spread Mr O’Reilly passed away on Monday, March 31 last.
11 April 2008

O’Reilly, Paddy
The death has occurred of former Senator, Patrick ( Paddy) O’Reilly, Firmullagh, Moyne in St. Joseph’s Hospital Longford at the age of 92.
28 March 2003

O'Boyle, Barney
The village of Kenagh was in mourning last weekend with the news of the death of Barney O'Boyle.
25 July 2013

O'Reilly, Brian
There was widespread sadness throughout the town and district with the news of the death at his home Drumheel, Ballinagh at a comparatively early age but following a long illness of Mr Brian O'Reilly.
09 November 2013

O'Rourke, Frank
One of St Mel's Musical Society's greatest stalwarts, Frank O'Rourke died recently in Co Wicklow.
09 September 2011

Pettit, T.P.
Remembering our valued friend and clubman - T.P. Pettit - An Appreciation by Dromard GAA Club Co. Longford
10 April 2007

Pettit, TP
It was with shock and extreme sadness that we heard of the devastating news that TP had been tragically taken from this life early on Monday morning, April 2nd 2007, at such a young age. A young man in his prime he was one of the most likable fellas you could ever chance to meet, great company and always smiling. That smile of course could mean he was up to some devilment or plotting something. TP’s outgoing manner and approachable nature was often a source of uplift to anyone who came in contact with him.
13 April 2007

Plunkett, Jack
Longford man Jack Plunkett passed away suddenly on the 8th of may 2010 in Madrid.
11 June 2010

Prunty, Fr Packie
Patrick Joseph Prunty was born on January 10th 1938 in Breanrisk, Co Longford. He was one of nine children born of Tomas Prunty and Anne (nee Mulligan), six daughters and three sons. He attended Clonteagh National School from 1943 to 1951 and went to St Mel’s College, Longford where he studied from September 1956 he entered St Patrick Missionary Society, Kiltegan and he was ordained a priest on Easter Sunday, April 14th, 1963.
13 April 2007

Reilly, James
There was widespread regret not alone in his native Carrigallen parish but over the surrounding ones as well at the news of the unexpected death of Mr James Reilly, late of Beaghmore, Carrigallen which has occurred at his residence, Arva. James and his late brothers Larry and Michael were playing members of the famous Tully football team.
15 May 2009

Reilly, James
It was with great sadness and regret we learned of the death of one of our elder citizens James (Jimmy) Reilly, Aughanoran, Dring. Predeceased by his wife Margaret (Maggie) in 1989 and the late Jimmy was aged 86.
21 July 2006

Reilly, Joe
It was with great sadness that the community heard of the death of Mr Joseph Reilly (Joe Luke), Ballytrust, Loughduff, Co. Cavan on Tuesday, 7th January at Cavan General Hospital following a short illness.
24 January 2014

Reilly, Ned
The first day of 2004 was a sad day in this county as it marked the passing of one of Longford’s most beloved citizens - Ned "The County" Reilly.
31 January 2004

Roche, Christy
One of Ballymahon’s oldest citizens, Christy Roche recalls the fantastic travelling shows and circuses that visited the town’s landmark hall many years ago.
30 June 2007

Sheeran, Davey
It was with great sadness that the people of Killoe and Lanesboro heard of the death of Davey Sheeran, April 10th , 2006, following a short illness.
14 April 2006

Slevin, John
There was widespread regret when the news filtered through on Tuesday, December 13, that John (Johnny) Slevin, Bunlahy, had passed to his eternal reward at Mullingar Hospital.
30 December 2005

Smith, Seamus
Gaelic players, past and present, as well as members of the extended GAA community in Longford, gathered in huge numbers at Edgeworthstown to mourn the passing of one of their own, Seamus Smith.
18 January 2008

Stapleton, Willie John
The late Willie John Stapleton passed away in Manchester recently and his passing had saddened many here in his native county and especially around his beloved Killashee.
06 January 2005

Sullivan, Fr Kevin
The death had occurred on April 17th, 2007 of Fr Kevin Sullivan, who was until passing the Parish Priest in Annaduff Parish. Fr Sullivan was born in Kilmore, Street, Co Westmeath in 1935 but was Parish Priest in Annaduff since 1984.
27 April 2007

Williams, Tommy
Fifty-two year old, Tommy Williams of Castlepark in Newtownforbes, Co Longford died tragically when the van, of which he was a passenger, collided with a lorry.
02 February 2007