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James Friel

Shanaghy, Ballina, Co. Mayo & formerly of Rinboy, Fanad, Co. Donegal.

30 May, 2024

Surrounded by his loving family.

James, beloved husband of Anne & dear father of Declan, Eithne, Deirdre, Fergus & Aoife.

Sadly, missed by his wife, sons, daughters, brother Humphrey, sons-in-law Anthony, Michael & Enda, daughters-in-law Sandra & Aimée his 17 grandchildren, nephews, nieces, extended Baxter & Friel Families.


Reposing at his Residence (F26 PA85) on Saturday evening from 4pm until 8pm.

Funeral will arrive to St Muredach’s Cathedral, Ballina on Sunday for Requiem Mass at 12.30pm followed by burial in Leigue Cemetery, Ballina.

House Private on Sunday morning please.

James’s funeral Mass will be live streamed on

Family flowers only please donations if desired to St. Joseph’s Hospital, Ballina C/o McGowan’s Funeral Home, Ballina.

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. My most sincere sympathies to Jim’s family.
    A kind and helpful gentleman.

    May he rest in peace.

  2. Sincere condolences to all the family on Jim’s passing. May his gental soul rest in peace.

  3. My sincere sympathies to you Anne & family, I was saddened to hear of the passing of Jim, he was one of nature’s gentlemen, kind, caring & thoughtful, I’m sure Willie & himself will keep the trees & gardens of heaven beautiful. May you’re gentle soul Rest in Peace.

  4. So sorry to hear about Jim, always a gentleman…condolences to all of his family, he will leave a huge void in the Friel Family

  5. Sincere sympathy to Anne and the Friel family on the passing of Jim.May his gentle soul rest in peace.

  6. Sincere condolences to Mrs Friel and all the Friel family on the passing of Jim, on behalf of all the Gilmartin family (formerly of Abbey Street). May he rest in peace.

  7. Since symptoms to Ann and all the Frier Family on the passing of Jim.
    May he rest in peace

  8. Our sincere sympathy to James’s wife and family. May he Rest in Peace.

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