Death Notices

Recent Death Notices

Frank (Frankie) Gallagher
May 22, 2024

The death has occurred of Frank (Frankie) Gallagher, 18 High Street, Birr, Co. Offaly, who passed away peacefully on May 21st, 2024, at his home. Predeceased by his parents Brendan and Peggy and brothers and sisters. Frank is deeply regretted by his loving wife Dympna, his sister Anne, brother Brendan and all his relatives. He will be sadly missed by his extended family, friends and neighbours. May his gentle soul Rest In Peace. Reposing at Boyd’s Funeral Home, Birr (R42 YF75) on Friday evening from 5pm – 7pm. Removal on Saturday morning to arrive at St. Brendan’s Church, Birr, at 10.45am, for Funeral Mass at 11am, followed by burial in Clonoghill Cemetery, Birr. Mass will be live streamed on:
https://www.facebook.com/stbrendans.birr Facebook page: Brendan Birr


Michael Loughnane
May 15, 2024

Michael Loughnane, Whiteford, Birr, Co. Offaly, passed away on May 14th, 2024, (peacefully) surrounded by his loving family, in his 94th year. Predeceased by his beloved wife Ena and son Vincent. He will be sadly missed by his daughters and son; Pauline (Dooley), Aileen (Maloney), Fionnuala (Gleeson), Wexford, Colette (Smith), Meath, Brendan and Annmarie, sons-in-law; Des, Martin, Fran, Declan and Peter, daughter-in- law Margaret, his fifteen grandchildren and twenty nine great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Chrissie (Hogan), Riverstown, nephews, nieces, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends. May he Rest In Peace. Reposing at Boyd’s Funeral Home, Birr (R42 YF75) on Thursday evening from 5pm. – 7pm. Removal on Friday to arrive at St. Brendan’s Church, Birr at 1.45pm for Funeral Mass at 2pm., followed by burial in Clonoghill Cemetery, Birr. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to friends of Tullamore Hospital; https://www.idonate.ie/cause/friendsofthemidlandregionalhospitaltullamore Mass will be live streamed on: https://www.facebook.com/stbrendans.birr Facebook page: Brendan Birr


Mary Marie Hutchinson (née Ahern)
May 15, 2024

Mary Marie Hutchinson (nee Ahern) died 14th of May 2024, 2 St. Brendan’s Villas, Drumbane, Birr, Co. Offaly (R42T027). Predeceased by her husband Tom. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by her sons Fintan and Martin, daughter Margaret, nephews, nieces, grandchildren, relatives, neighbours and friends. May her gentle soul rest in peace. Reposing on Thursday at her residence from 6 o’clock until 8 o’clock. Private removal on Friday to St. Brendan’s Church, Birr, for Funeral Mass at 11 o’clock, followed by burial afterwards in Clonoghill Cemetery, Birr.


Brigid (Breda) White (née McGilton)
April 29, 2024

The death has occured of Brigid (Breda) White, (née McGilton), Arraghmore, Carrig, Birr, Co. Offaly, April 26th, 2024, peacefully at Ferbane Care Centre. Beloved wife of the late Sean and loving mother of the late Helena. Loving mother of Joseph. Sadly missed by her dear sister Geraldine and also by her dear nieces Eleanor and Anne and all her nieces and nephews, relatives and her kind and loving neighbours and friends. May She Rest In Peace Reposing at Boyd’s Funeral Home, Birr (R42 YF75) on Sunday, April 28th, from 5pm-7pm. Funeral Mass will take place on Monday, April 29th, in the Church of The Annunciation, Carrig, at 11am. Burial in the adjoining cemetery afterwards. No flowers, please. Donations, if desired, to the Offaly Downs Syndrome Association.​​​​​​ idonate.ie/offalydownsyndrome


Margaret Corrigan (née Bourke)
April 26, 2024

Margaret Corrigan (née Bourke), Castle Street, Birr, Co. Offaly and formerly of Shinrone, Co. Offaly, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, in the care of The Midlands Regional Hospital, Tullamore. Predeceased by her loving husband Paddy, her parents and brothers; Dick, Paddy and Mickey. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by her daughters Sharon and Deirdre and son Donal, their partners Pat, Ruth and Colum, also Alice, her beloved grand-children; Katie, James, Caitlin, Darragh, Kevin, Leah and Joey, her brothers; Sean, Donie, Joe and Jimmy, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and many friends. May she Rest In Peace. Reposing at Boyd’s Funeral Home, Birr (R42 YF75) on Saturday evening from 5pm – 7pm. Removal on Sunday morning to arrive at St. Brendan’s Church, Birr at 11.45am. for Funeral Mass at 12 noon followed by burial in Clonoghill Cemetery, Birr. House Private Please. Mass will be live streamed on: https://www.facebook.com/stbrendans.birr Facebook page: Brendan Birr


Margaret Scully (née Lyons)
April 22, 2024

Margaret Scully (née Lyons) Hillview, Fortal, Birr, Co.Offaly, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at home on April, 21st, 2024. Predeceased by her parents Patrick and Tess. She will be forever missed by her devoted husband John, her loving children; Majella, Paul, Claire, Brendan, Ann Marie, Kevin, Aidan, James and Bernadette, daughter -in-laws; Annette, Lorraine, Jean, Caroline, Raisa and son-in-law Richard, her adored grandchildren; Darragh, Emma, Katelyn, Oran, Ross, Emily, Alex, Isobel and Jack, her sisters Mary (Breslin), Chrissie (Breslin), Teresa (Bracken) and her brothers Patsy, Flannan, Matt, Noel and John. Lovingly remembered by her sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, her many good friends, her long standing carer and friend Mairead Kennedy, the carers of the IWA and Liberty Homecare. May her kind and gentle soul Rest In Peace. Reposing at Boyds Funeral Home Birr (R42YF75) on Tuesday evening from 5pm-7pm. Removal from her home on Wednesday morning to arrive at Seir Kieran’s Church, Clareen at 11.45am. for Funeral Mass at 12noon, followed by burial in Clonoghill Cemetery, Birr. House Strictly private on Wednesday morning, Family flowers only. Donations as desired to IWA. https://www.iwa.ie/donate


Michael Doran
April 4, 2024

Michael Doran, Clonoghill Upper, Birr, Co. Offaly, and formerly of Taughmacconnell, Co. Roscommon. Retired Garda Sergeant, Michael died peacefully on April 3rd, 2024 in the care of the wonderful staff at Birr Community Nursing Home surrounded by his loving family, in his 86th year. Predeceased by his son Paul, brothers Jerome and Paddy, sisters Eileen and Betty. Beloved husband of Noreen and father of Liam, Micheal and Eamonn. He will be very sadly missed by his wife, sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren; Conor, Ciara,Amy, Adam and Michael, brothers; Frank and Jimmy, his sisters; Peggy, Maureen and Bridie, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces and extended family, his many friends and former colleagues in an Garda Siochana. May He Rest In Peace Reposing at Boyd’s Funeral Home, Birr (R42 YF75) on Friday evening from 5pm – 7pm. Removal on Saturday morning to arrive at St. Brendan’s Church, Birr at 10.45am. for Funeral Mass at 11am, followed by burial in Clonoghill Cemetery, Birr. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to: The Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland. https://alzheimer.ie/get-involved/become-a-friend-support-asi/donate/ Mass will be live streamed on: https://www.facebook.com/stbrendans.birr Facebook page: Brendan Birr


Kathleen Davis (née Hynes)
April 4, 2024

Kathleen Davis, née Hynes, Emmet Street, Birr, Late of Parkmore Fivealley, Co Offaly, died the 1st of April, peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, in the exceptional care of the matron and staff of Birr Community Nursing Unit, in her 93rd year. Predeceased by her husband John, father Tim Hynes, mother Rose Hynes, sisters Annie, Margaret, Mary and Bernie and brother Bill. Sadly missed by her nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.  “May Kathleen Rest in Peace” Reposing at Boyd’s Funeral Home, Birr, R42 YF75, on Wednesday 3rd from 5.30 until (rosary at 7 o’clock). Funeral Mass on Thursday 4th in Saint Brendan’s Church, Birr, at 11 o’clock followed by burial in Eglish churchyard. Funeral mass will be streamed on https://www.facebook.com/stbrendans.birr Facebook page: Brendan Birr


James Parsons
April 4, 2024

James Parsons, Dublin and formerly of Crinkle, Birr, Co. Offaly, passed away (peacefully) on April 1st, 2024, after a short illness, surrounded by his loving family. He will be sadly missed by his beloved wife Aileen, daughters; Nicole, Natalie, Jamie and Abigail, sons; Leon and Dylan; sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, partners, grandchildren; Madison, Max, Cian, Brody and Jayden; his brothers and sisters, extended family, neighbours, relatives and friends. Reposing at Boyd’s Funeral Home, Birr (R42 YF75) this Tuesday evening from 6pm-8pm. Removal on Wednesday morning, to arrive at St. Brendan’s Church, Birr at 10.45am. for Funeral Mass at 11am., followed by burial in Clonoghill Cemetery, Birr. Mass will be live streamed on: https://www.facebook.com/stbrendans.birr Facebook page: Brendan Birr May He Rest In Peace


Michael Flanagan
April 4, 2024

Michael Flanagan, 20 Bulfin Park, Birr, Co. Offaly, passed away on March 28th, 2024, (peacefully) surrounded by his loving family, in the wonderful care of The Midlands Regional Hospital, Tullamore, in his 88th year. He will be sadly missed by his beloved wife Betty, daughter Ruth, sons; Patrick, Andrew and Michael, son-in-law Atul, daughters-in-law; Liz, Caroline and Lizzy, grandchildren; Danika, Ruth, Kirsty,Jasmine,Aaron, Dillon, Claire, Rochelle, Brandon, Joshua and Josie, great-grandchildren; Mia, Ada and Holly, extended family, neighbours and friends. May he Rest In Peace. Reposing at Boyd’s Funeral Home, Birr (R42 YF75) on Saturday evening from 4pm – 7pm. Removal from his home on Sunday morning at 11.15am. to arrive at St. Brendan’s Church, Birr at 11.45am. for Funeral Mass at 12 noon, followed by burial in Clonoghill Cemetery, Birr.House Private Please.Family flowers only, donations, if desired, to friends of Tullamore Hospital; https://www.idonate.ie/cause friendsofthemidlandregionalhospitaltullamore Mass will be live streamed on: https://www.facebook.com/stbrendans.birr Facebook page: Brendan Birr


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