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Irene Basquill (neé Anderson)

10 Castle Road, Ballina, Co. Mayo.

16 Jan, 2024

The death has occurred of Irene Basquill (neé Anderson) of 10 Castle Road, Ballina, Co. Mayo.

Peacefully at Mayo University Hospital, Castlebar surrounded by her loving family.

Predeceased by her parents Genevieve and Bertie Anderson, Ardnaree.

Irene beloved wife of Raymond and loving mother of Ronnie (Waterford), Sandra Burke (Dublin), and Derek (Castleconnor, Co. Sligo). Sadly missed by her loving husband, sons, daughter, son-in-law Paul, daughter-in-law Leona, grandchildren Tara, Rachel, Jennifer, Jason and Sean nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours, and friends.

May she Rest in Peace.

Reposing at McGowan’s Funeral Home, Ballina (Eircode F26 V274) on Thursday evening 18th January 5:30 to 7:00pm.

Funeral will arrive to St. Muredach’s Cathedral, Ballina on Friday morning for Mass of the Resurrection at 11.00am followed by cremation at Shannon Crematorium (Eircode V14 PV30) for Committal Service at 3pm.

You can watch Irene’s funeral mass by clicking ‘Live Stream’ below.

House strictly private please.

Family flowers only please donations if desired to Mayo Roscommon Hospice care of McGowan’s Funeral Home or online by clicking the link below.

You are welcome to leave a message of condolence for her family below.

You are welcome to leave a message of condolence below for the family – please see form at bottom of page. Alternatively, you can send a private message to the family on


  1. Sincere condolences to Ray, Derek, Ronnie & Sandra on the loss of a very special lady. I’ll never forget the great nights in the golf club when the tears flowing were ones of laughter. Sadly, now comes the tears of sadness.
    R.I.P Irene, you left an indelible mark on those of us lucky enough to have known you.

  2. Sincere sympathy to Ray, Ronnie,Sandra, Derek and extended family. May she rest in peace.

  3. My sincere sympathy to you Ray & Family on the loss of Irene. She was one in a million . A fabulous Golfer , so competitive, so generous with her knowledge. Our Lady Captain in 1982. Your memory will live on for ever . You beat this disease for so long. May your gentle soul now Rest In Peace.

  4. My deepest sympathy to Ray and family
    Irene was lovely welcoming person
    She will be sadly missed

  5. Ray and family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Irene was such a wonderful lady, and will always be with you.

    We’re so sorry we’re unable to attend the service in person but will be with you via live stream.


  6. Sincere condolences to Raymond, Ronnie, Sandra, Derek, in-laws, grandchildren, relatives and friends. Thinking of you all on your sad loss of Irene, our prayers and thoughts are with you all, may her gentle soul rest in peace.

  7. Irene was an absolute Lady , condolences to Ray and all the Basquille family .
    RIP Irene …..

  8. Sincere condolences to Ray, Derek and the rest of the Basquill family. I always enjoyed meeting Irene at the golf course. I loved her witty personality. Thinking of you all xxxx

  9. Hi Ray, I want to give you deep condolence, and I in shock to hear the passing of Irene. She was a beautiful lady and reared a great family. I’m sure I am deeply sorrow by the news as we spent 10 years working together in Scanlons garage and had a lot of good times together as Bill Grimes

  10. Deepest sympathies to you all, will say a prayer for Irene, Fond memories of the “Queen of Hearts” May she rest in peace.
    Now playing Poker with St. Peter.

  11. To all the Family at this very sad time, May God Rest Her, (RIP) My deepest sympathies 🙏🙏🙏

  12. Ray and Dereck, our sincere condolences on Irene’s passing. We always enjoyed meeting her either in
    the golf club or at the pier and the banter was fun. Pity did’nt have a chance to play golf with her. but Ray
    —did you indicate that I was’nt up to her standard !!!! She will be fondly remembered.
    May She Rest in Peace.

  13. To the Basquill family my sincere sympathy to you all. I lived next door to you years ago but she never forgot me. She was an absolute lady. May her gentle soul rest in peace.

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