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Gerard (Gerry) Donagher

Bunowna, Easkey, Co. Sligo and formerly of Kilmactranny, Co. Sligo.

7 Oct, 2023

Former Principal of Coláiste Iascaigh.

The death has occurred peacefully of Gerry Donagher, surrounded by his loving family in the exceptional care of the doctors, nurses and staff at Sligo University Hospital.

Gerry, predeceased by his beloved wife Bridie Donagher (née Kilcullen), his parents John and Nellie, his siblings Nancy, Thomas J (Tommy) and Nuala Heslin.

Loving father of John, Aileen and Kenny and adored grandfather of Mary, Bríd and Eithne McGowan and Clíodhna and Róisín Donagher. He will be sadly missed by his sons, daughter, grandchildren, son-in-law David McGowan, daughter-in-law Maria Hyland, sister-in-law Kay Treacy, brothers-in-law Edward and Anthony Kilcullen, nieces, nephews, relatives and his wide circle of friends.

Suaimhneas Síoraí dá anam uasal dílis

Reposing at McGowan’s Funeral Home, Ballina on Monday evening from 6:30pm with removal at 8:00pm to arrive at St. James’ Church, Easkey, Co. Sligo for 8:45pm. Requiem Mass will take place on Tuesday at 12:00 noon followed by burial after in Roslea Cemetery, Easkey, Co. Sligo.

You can stream Gerry’s funeral mass live by following this link –

House private please.

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  1. Condolences to the Donagher family may jerry rest in peace

  2. Our deepest sympathies on the passing of a lovely gentleman Gerry. Always a pleasure to meet and a joy to listen to his stories. May he rest in peace.

  3. My sincere condolences to Aileen,John and Kenny on the passing of your dad he was a true gentleman with a heart of gold I loved having conversations with him and listening to the stories he had to tell. Condolences also to all his grandchildren my thoughts are with ye all at this very hard time

  4. Our deepest sympathy on the death of dear Gerry. He will be missed by everyone. May he rest in peace.

  5. Condolences to John Aileen and Kenneth and to his Grandkids and large circle of friends..
    Rest in peace Gerry.
    You were a true gentleman..

  6. My condolence to the Donagher family rest in peace jerry

  7. With deepest sympathy to the Donagher and McGowan families on the passing of Gerry. May he Rest In Peace.

  8. Deepest condolences to the Donagher and McGowan families on Gerrys passing. May his gentle soul rest in peace

  9. Sorry to hear of Gerry’s passing. He was a true gentleman. Condolences to the Donagher and extended families. May he Rest in Peace.

  10. My deepest sympathy to Aileen and all the family on the passing of your dad. Thinking of you at this difficult time

  11. Condolences to all of the Donagher family, Gerry was the principal in the time I went to easkey technical school in the late 70s and he always had time for me and every student and would always love a chat .
    Later we would meet Gerry and family playing music 🎶 in different locations around Sligo and we would always have a chat .
    May Gerry rest in peace .

  12. Sincere sympathy to John, Aileen and Kenny, the Donagher and McGowan families, on the passing of your beloved Gerry. May he rest in peace.

  13. Sincere condolences and heartfelt sympathy to John Aileen and Kenny and extended. family on the sad passing of Gerry He was a wonderful. musician and had a wonderful smile for everybody A true gentleman
    May his gentle soul Rest In Peace Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam dilis. RIP

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