Month: October 2020

Elizabeth Giffney (née Russell) Merrymeeting, Rathnew and late of The Bank, Rathnew, Co. Wicklow, who passed away peacefully on 20th October 2020 in the loving care of Liza and the staff of Knockrobin Hill Care Home, Wicklow. Predeceased by her beloved parents William and Ellen and her sisters Kathleen, Maureen and Nancy and brother Danny. Dearly loved wife and best friend of Aidan Giffney, married 50 years, proud and loving mother of Stephen, Jason and Adrian, daughters-in-law Lorraine, Janet and Mari, sister of Pat, Billy sisters-in-law Claire and Doreen, Remembered with love by her adored grandchildren Nathan, Leon, Ben, Emilia, Shannon, Tracey and Kayleigh. Remembered by all her nieces and nephews, family and friends.

The Giffney family would like say a special thanks to all the girls in Bluebird Healthcare, Emma, Bodeen, Adel and Stacey for the fantastic loving care they provided for Elizabeth and fantastic support showed to Aidan.

Rest In Peace.


Due to the current HSE guidelines Elizabeth’s Funeral Mass will be private for family only. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers at this time. Elizabeth’s Funeral Mass will be on Thursday at 1.00pm in St. Joseph’s Church, Rathnew followed by interment in Rathnew Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations can be made to Wicklow Dementia Support.


Please refrain from shaking of hands and maintain social distance at all times. To leave messages of condolence for the family use the link below. House private please.


Enquiries to McCrea’s Funeral Home, Wicklow Town 0404 – 69000.

Tom Fitzgerald of Wicklow Town who passed away in his 85th year on Friday 16th October 2020 peacefully in the loving care of the staff of St Paul’s Ward at St Vincent’s University Hospital. Dearly loved husband of the late Helen (née Kelly) and much loved father of Rozel, Marie, Stephen, Brenda, Lynda (UK), Elizabeth (Australia), Gerald, Hilary and Thomas. He will be sadly missed by his family, sister Brenda Tyndall (Arklow) and by his adored 12 grandchildren, sisters in law, the Smith family, relatives and friends.

May he rest in peace

Funeral arriving to St Patrick’s Church, Wicklow, on Tuesday morning for funeral Mass at 10am, followed by interment in Rathnew Cemetery.

Due to current restriction the funeral Mass will be private for family only and can be viewed on

Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired,

to the Wicklow Hospice Foundation.

The death has occurred of Cathal Martin Rathnew, Wicklow

It is with sadness that we tell you of Cathal’s (Cogs) passing. Such a beautiful little soul he left in his sleep with a smile on his face to join his grandad Les and auntie Lorraine. He changed our lives for the better and did something very special with his own. We will love him forever. Lovingly remembered by his parents Les and Lynda, brother Ciaran, sister Holly and the extended Martin and Jordan families.

Due to current restrictions Cathal’s funeral service will be private for family only. Messages of sympathy can be left in the condolence section below.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Enable Ireland

House private please


Gretta Gleeson (nee Smith) 30th. September 2020, in her 100th year. Late of Ard na Greine, Summerhill, Wicklow Town, Co. Wicklow   and Coroneary, Stradone, Co. Cavan. Peacefully in the loving care of College View nursing Home, Cavan. Predeceased by her husband Gerard, Sisters Chris and Nance, Brother Thomas. Deeply regretted by her nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

May she Rest in Peace

Removal from Lakelands Funeral Home, This Thursday evening to St.Brigid’s Church, Laragh, arriving at 8 o’clock pm. Funeral Mass on Friday morning at 10 o’clock. Burial afterwards in Merry Meetings Cemetery, Rathnew, Co. Wicklow arriving at 2 o’clock pm. apx. Due to Government and HSE regulations regarding public gatherings, Gretta’s funeral will be private to family and friends.

Michael Anthony Bernard Kavanagh of Crinion Park, Wicklow Town who passed away Sunday, 27th September 2020, suddenly at St Vincent’s University Hospital. Son of the late Gus and Bridie Kavanagh. He will be sadly missed by his cousins the Aherne family, Aunt Bridie and by his good friends and neighbours in Crinion Park.

May he rest in peace.

Bernard will repose at Flannery’s Funeral Home, Bachelors Walk, Wicklow Town from 6pm until 7pm on Wednesday evening. Please adhere to social distancing, wear a mask and avoid hand shaking. Funeral leaving his home at Crinion Park on Thursday morning at 10.40 am driving to St Patrick’s Church, arriving for funeral Mass at 11 am (church numbers limited to 50 people) followed by interment in Rathnew Cemetery.

Mary (Mamie) Kane (née McCormack), Wicklow Town and formerly of Glenealy. 26th September 2020, peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of the late Hugh. Sadly missed by her loving son Stephen, daughters Mary, Geraldine and Eleanor, extended family and friends.

Rest in peace

Reposing at Brennan Woulahan Funeral Home, Avoca Road, Rathdrum, on Sunday, 27th September, from 4pm to 5.30pm. Please adhere to social distance, hand sanitise and wear a mask at the funeral home. Removal on Sunday evening to St. Joseph’s Church, Glenealy, arriving at 6.30pm. Requiem Mass on Monday at 1pm in St. Mary’s Church, Drumlish, Co. Longford, followed by burial in Drumlish Cemetery.

Please note that Covid-19 restrictions apply at St. Joseph’s Church, Glenealy and St. Mary’s Church, Drumlish.

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.