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2017

Pat Forker

Glenahilt who died on Saturday 16th September and was buried from St. Columba’s Church on Wednesday 20th September

Nora Hannaford

The willows, Mullaghduff who died on 10th September and was buried from St. Mary’s Church on 13th September 2017

Timothy Doherty, Meenbannad who died on Saturday 2nd September in Dungloe Hospital. Remains leaving McGlynn’s Funeral Parlour at 4.00 p.m. on Sunday to his home. Remains arriving at St. Mary’s Church, Kincasslagh to repose overnight on Monday at 7.00 p.m. Funeral Mass on Tuesday 5th September at 11.00 a.m. in St. Mary’s. May he rest in peace.

Anne Boyle (Neil John) who died in Dundee on Wednesday 30th August. Her remains will be brought to Cloughglass on Friday 8th September, Funeral Mass on Saturday 9th September from St. Columba’s Church.

Sean Gillespie, Mullaghderg and Tullaroan, Co. Kilkenny who died on Thursday 31st August 2017. Buried in Tullaroan on Saturday 2nd September.

Margaret Gallagher, Mullaghderg, who died on Friday 1st September. Funeral on Sunday 3rd September in St. Mary’s, Kincasslagh.

Danny Bonner, (Big D), Glenahilt, who died on Saturday 22nd July 2017 in Sligo General Hospital. Funeral on Thursday 27th July @ 11.00 a.m. from St. Columba’s Church

Bernie Sweeney, Lackenagh, who died on Wednesday 5th July. Funeral Mass on Friday 7th July @ 11.00 a.m. from St. Columba’s Church.

Michael Doogan, Gortnasade who died on Tuesday, June 20th in Dungloe Hospital. Funeral from St. Mary’s Church on Thursday @ 1.00 p.m. to Belcruit

Teresa Boyle, (Pa Sonny), Meenmore, who died in Dungloe Hospital on Saturday 3rd June. Funeral to Cruit Island Cemetery on Monday 5th June from 11.00 a.m. Mass in St. Columba’s Church, Burtonport.

Tony Boner, Cloughglass who died on the 30th May 2017. Funeral on Thursday at 11.00 a.m. from St. Columba’s Church.

Tony Ward, (Teague), Lackenagh, who died in Dungloe Hospital on Saturday 27th May 2017. Funeral Mass on Monday @ 11.00 a.m. in St. Columba’s Church to Belcruit.

Grace Gallagher, Edinburgh, who died on Thursday 25th May 2017. Wife of Neil Gallagher, formerly of Cruit. Funeral in St Mary’s Church on Friday at 11.00 a.m.

Charlie O’Donnell, Inishfree & Sheskinarone who died on Friday 14th April and was buried in Maghery after 2.00 p.m. Mass in St. Columba’s Church on Monday 17th April 2017.

James O’Connor, Edinburgh and Craghyboyle, who was buried after Mass in St. Mary’s on Sunday19th March, 2017 to Belcruit.

Kitty McGonagle, Lochandubh, who died on Friday 10th March  funeral from St  Mary’s Church on Monday 13th March at 11.00 a.m. to Belcruit

Manus McGonagle, Cloughglass, who died on Sunday 26th February. Funeral on Tuesday 28th to Belcruit Cemetary

Seamus Doherty, Belcruit, who died on 9th January 2017. Funeral Mass on Thursday 12th January to Cruit Island Cemetery

2016 (32)

Mary McDaid nee Sweeney Meenbannad and Glasgow who died on Wednesday 28th December. Funeral arrangements later.

Josie O’Donnell, Meenmore who died in Letterkenny Hospital on Tuesday 27th of December. Wake begins at his home in Meenmore on Wednesday, 28th December. Funeral on Friday 30th December in St. Columba’s Church at 12 noon. May he rest in peace.

Grace Gallagher, Mullaghderg, who died on Wednesday 21st December. Funeral in St. Mary’s Chapel on Friday 23rd December at 11.00 a.m.

John Bonner, London & Meenmore, who died on Sunday 4th December. His remains are coming to St. Columba’s Chapel on Thursday 15th December to repose overnight. Funeral on Friday 16th December at 11.00 a.m.

Diana Doherty, Cruit who died on Monday 5th December 2016. Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Kincasslagh on Friday 9th December at 11.00 a.m.

Sheila Sharkey, Leffin who passed away during the night of 17th November 2016. Her wake begins with viewing at 6 pm on Friday 18th November in McGlynn’s funeral parlour, Dungloe. Removal to St. Columba’s Church for 6 pm Mass on Saturday to repose overnight. Funeral Mass on Sunday 30th November at 11.00 am Mass.

Dinny Bonner, Belcruit who died on Friday 11th November 2016. Remains leaving McGlynn’s Funeral Parlour at 5.00 p.m. on Saturday 12th Nov. to his home. Funeral on Monday 14th November at 11.00 a.m. Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Kincasslagh.

Rita Boner, Perth Scotland and Cloughglass, who died on Saturday 5th November 2016, in Perth. Funeral Arrangements later.

Andy McGonagle, who died on Saturday 5th November, 2016. His remains will come to St. Mary’s Church Kincasslagh on Sunday 6th November for 7.00 p.m. Funeral at 1.00 p.m. on Monday 7th November 2016.

Maisie Bonner, Roshine Lodge, who died on Friday 4th November, 2016. Her funeral takes place on Monday 7th November from St. Columba’s Church

Noreen Coyle, Meenmore, who died on Friday 4th November, 2016. Her funeral takes place on Tuesday 8th November from St. Columba’s Church.

Pa Sharkey, Mullaghderg Banks, who died on Monday 31st October 2016  funeral on Wednesday 2nd November at 11.00 a.m.

Ellise Corley, London and Crickamore, whose remains are leaving the funeral parlour at 5 pm on Saturday 29th October to Crickamore. Removal to St. Columba’s Chapel Burtonport for 7 pm on Sunday evening. Fuernal Mass on Monday 31st October at 11.00 a.m.

Francie Gallagher, Glasgow and Cruit,  who died on Sunday 16th October 2016. Remains coming to his Brother Paddy’s house in Keadue on Tuesday night. Funeral in St. Mary’s Church on Thursday at 11.00 a.m. May he rest in peace.

Mamie O’Donnell, Belcruit Mountain who died on Wednesday 12th October 2016. Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s on Saturday 15th October at 11.00 a.m.

Una Ward, nee Boyle of Keadue who died in Letterkenny hospital on Wednesday evening 31st August 2016. Her remains are being brought to her home Thursday afternoon, leaving McGlynn’s funeral parlour at 3.30 pm. Rosary tonight, Thursday, at 9.00 p.m. Funeral mass on Saturday 3rd September at 11.00 a.m. In St. Mary’s Church, Kincasslagh

Greta Boyle, Keadue who died 7th July 2016. Removal to St. Mary’s Church, Kincasslagh on Saturday 9th July for 7 pm Mass. Funeral On Sunday at 10.00 am to Cruit. May she rest in Peace.

Tony Boyle, Sailor, Lackenagh who died on Wednesday 8th June at the Donegal Hospice. McGlynn’s  funeral parlour will be open on Thursday 9th June @ 6.00 pm for viewing. Funeral in St. Columba’s Church on Saturday at noon.

Sheila Bonner, Keadue, who died on Thursday 2nd June 2016. Funeral on Sunday 5th June after 10.00 a.m. Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Kincasslagh.

Eddie Gallagher, Keadue, who died on Wednesday 1st June 2016. Burial after Mass on Saturday 4th June from St. Mary’s Church.

Brian Manus O’Donnell, Kincasslagh who died on Sunday 15th May 2016  funeral from St  Mary’s on Tursday at 10.00 a.m.

Nora Gallagher, Acres, who died on Friday 22nd April. McGlynn’s funeral parlour will be opened on Saturday at 23rd at noon. Rosary there on Saturday night at 9.00 p.m. Remains arriving at St. Columba’s Church on Sunday 24th at 7.00 p.m. Funeral on Monday 25th at 11.00 a.m. May she rest in peace.

Mary Rodgers, Lackenagh who died on Tuesday 19th April  funeral on Friday 22nd April at 10.30 a.m. form St  Columba’s Church to Belcruit

Michael Gallagher (Frank Óg), formerly of Upper Keadue who passed away in Dublin on Tuesday 19th April. Remains arriving in St. Mary’s Church on Friday evening and Funeral Mass on Saturday 23rd April @ 11.00 a.m., Burial to Glendowan.

Sr. Margaret Doherty, Loreto Sister, formerly of Burtonport who died on Tuesday 12th April and who was buried in Dungloe on Friday 15th April after 11.00 a.m. Mass in St. Columba’s Chuch, Acres.

May Doogan, Perth, wife of the late Pat Doogan, Perth and Kincasslagh, who passed away on 4th April 2016, and whose remains are arriving from Perth late on Wednesday, 13th April 2016. Funeral from St. Mary’s Church on Thursday 14th April at 11.00 a.m. to Belcruit.

Teresa Ward, Keadue, who died on Monday 28th March. Buried after Mass in St. Mary’s on Wednesday 30th March.

Frank Kelly, Milton, who died on Monday 21st March. Buried after Service in St. Columba’s Church on Thursday 24th March to Belcruit.

Mary Sweeney, Mullaghderg and Belcruit, who died on the 16th March, 2016. Burial after Mass in St.Mary’s Church, Kincasslagh on 19th March, to Belcruit.

Paddy McLaughlin, Bunaman, Annagry, who died on Friday 11th March 2016. Remains leaving McGlynn’s Funeral Parlour at 6.00 p.m. on Friday 11th to his home in Bunaman. Funeral from St. Mary’s Church, Kincasslagh on Monday 14th March at 11.00 a.m. to Belcruit.

Mary Frances Crawley, who died 3rd March 2016 at the harbour lights nursing home, Killybegs. Rosary 3rd March in McGlynn’s at 9 pm. Removal to St. Columba’s tomorrow evening Friday 4th for 7pm. Funeral at 11.00 am on Saturday 5th.

Agnes Murray, nee Martin, Acres who died on Monday 22nd February 2016. Funeral Mass 11.00 a.m. in St Columba’s Church, Acres on Thursday 25th February at 11.00 a.m., burial afterwards to Belcruit Cemetery.

2015 (25)

Paddy Neilly Gallagher, Belcruit who died on Wednesday 23rd December

Connie Boyle (Ellen John), Meenmore, Co. Donegal, who died on Friday 11th December. Funeral in St. Columba’s Church on Sunday at 11.00 a.m. Burial to Belcruit.

Eddie Quinn, Glenahilt, Burtonport who died on Thursday 10th December in Letterkenny General Hospital. Remains coming to St. Columba’s Church for 7.00 p.m. on Friday 11th to repose overnight. Funeral from there on Saturday after 11.00 a.m. Mass to Belcruit.

Hughie Sweeney, Sheskinarone who died on Sunday 1st November. Funeral in Dungloe on Tuesday 3rd November with burial afterwards to Belcruit.

Joan (Pa) O’Donnell, Donnybrook and Burtonport, who died on 26th October 2015. Burial in Belcruit on Friday 30th October from St. Columba’s Church, Burtonport.

Packie Walsh, Burtonport who died on Friday 23rd October, 2015. Remains arriving to St. Columba’s Church on Sunday 25th October and Funeral Mass on Monday 26th at 11.00 a.m. Burial in Maghery Cemetery.

Norah Conway nee Bonner, London and Keadue, who died on Saturday 3rd October at her London home. Buried in Belcruit Graveyard after 1.00 p.m. Mass on Sunday 18th.

Peggy Roarty, Meenmore who died on Tuesday 12th October and who was buried in Cruit Graveyard after 11.00 a.m. Mass on Thursday 14th October.

Bridget Brennan, Crickamore who died on Wednesday 2nd September 2015. Funeral on Saturday 5th September at 11.00 a.m. in St. Columba’s Church, Burtonport and burial afterwards in Belcruit Cemetery.

Pauraic Sweeney, who died on Tuesday 28th July 2015 in Birmingham. His remains will leave McGlynn’s Funeral Parlour on Sunday to his Aunt Sally’s Home in Dungloe. Funeral on Monday 3rd August in Dungloe at noon, burial to Belcruit.

Nora McDaid, Acres who died on Wednesday 22nd July and was buried From St. Columba’s Church on Friday 24th July.

Eugene Doherty, Meenbannad, who Died on Friday 17th July. Funeral On Monday 20th July at 11.00 a.m. to Belcruit.

Patsy Ward, Meenagowna, who died on Monday July 6th. Funeral Mass in St. Columba’s on Wednesday July 8th at 11.00 a.m. to Belcruit Cemetery.

Mimmie (Mary) Ward, The Glen, Kincasslagh who died on Thursday 25th June 2015 in Dungloe Hospital, and was bueied after 11.00 a.m. Mass on Saturday 27th June in St. Mary’s Church to Belcruit.

Madge O’Donnell, Sheskinarone, who died on Monday 25th May 2015 in Dungloe Hospital. Burial to Maghery after 11.00 a.m. Mass in Dungloe on Wednesday 27th May.

Annie (the Cope) Sweeney, Crickamore who passed away peacefully this morning, Thursday 23rd April. Her remains are leaving Dungloe Chapel mortuary this evening at 6.30 pm to her home. Rosary at 9.00 pm. Funeral Mass on Saturday at 11.00 am in St. Columba’s Church, Acres with burial afterwards in Belcruit.

Mary O’Donnell, wife of Brian O’Donnell (the master),  who died in London on 14th April. Her remains will leave McGlynn’s funeral parlour on Friday 24th April at 5.30 p.m. to arrive for Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Kincasslagh for Mass at 6.00 p.m.

The Funeral Mass for Mary will take place on Saturday in St. Mary’s Church at 11.00 a.m.

Bernard Neely, Lower Crickamore who died on Friday 17th April. Funeral Mass in St. Columba’s Church, Lackenagh on Sunday 19th April at 11.00 a.m.

Eileen Boner, Meenmore who died in St. Eunan’s nursing home, Letterkenny on Sunday 12th April, 2015. Burial after 11.00 a.m. Mass in St. Columba’s Church, Burtonport on Wednesday 15th April to Belcruit.

Bernard Breen, who died in Glasgow recently. Remains expected at St. Columba’s Church on Tuesday 7th April at around 7.00 p.m. Funeral on Wednesday 8th April @ 11.00 a.m.

Paddy Doohan, Crickamore Lower, who died on Sunday 22nd March 2015 in Letterkenny General Hospital. Mass in Gweedore on Wednesday @ 11.00 a.m.

Jimmy Boyle, (Gerard), Lower Keadue, Kincasslagh whose sudden death occurred on Friday 13th March 2015 at his home. Remains arriving at his home on Friday night at 8.30-9.00 p.m. followed by the rosary. Funeral in St. Mary’s Church, Kincasslagh on Monday 16th March @ 11.00 a.m. with burial afterwards to Belcruit cemetery.

Lawrence Breslin, Mountcharles, husband of Louise O’Donnell, Belcruit who died on Wednesday 28th January 2015. His remains will arrive at St. Mary’s Church on Saturday 31st January for requiem Mass at 12 noon, burial afterwards to Belcruit cemetery.

Bernie Finneran, nee Sweeney, formerly of Meenmore who died recently and was buried in Milford on Tuesday 27th January.

Mary Coyle, Pole Road, Meenmore, who died on Thursday 8th January 2015. Funeral Mass in St. Columba’s Church on Sunday 11th January 2015. Burial to Belcruit.

2014

Neilly Ferry, Crickamore, who died on Tuesday 30th December. Funeral Mass in Dungloe on Thursday 1st January, 2015. Burial to Maghery.

Dr. Manus O’Donnell, who died on 24th December 2014. Remains leaving McGlnn’s Funeral Parlour on Saturday 27th December at 6.30 pm to arrive at St. Mary’s Church for before 7.00 pm Mass. Funeral on Sunday 28th December at 10.00 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, Kincasslagh.

Gracie Bonner, Cloughglass, who died in Dungloe Hospital on Wednesday 17th December 2014. Funeral in St. Columba’s on Friday 19th December at 11.00 a.m.

Baby Bodhi Scally, Sheskinarone, Dungloe, son of Aisling and Tommy Scally, who died on Wednesday 19th November in hospital in Dublin. Bodhi was buried after 11.00 a.m. Mass in St. Mary’s Church on Friday.

Cathal McCole, Sydney and Burtonport who died on Tuesday 11th November. Cathal was Naul McCole’s youngest brother. As Cathal will be buried in Sydney, a Mass will be held in St. Columba’s Church on Friday 14th November at 7.00 p.m. You are welcome to attend and to offer your condolences to Naul then.

Birdie Love, Leffin, who died on Saturday 8th November 2014. Remains are on view at McGlynn’s Funeral Parlour from 4pm on Saturday until after the rosary at 9pm. Remains will be transferred to St. Columba’s Church on Sunday evening for 7.00 p.m. Funeral Mass on Monday 10th November at 11.00 a.m.

Sadie Moy, Rannagh, Burtonport, who died on Sunday 26th October. Funeral mass of Tuesday 28th From St. Columba’s to Belcruit.

Winnie Bonner, Cloughglass, Burtonport who died on Tuesday 23rd September, 2014. Funeral Mass on Thursday 25th Sept at 11am in St Columba’s Church, Acres with burial afterwards in Belcruit cemetery

Seamus Doherty, Coventry and Meenbannad, who died on the 11th September 2014 in Coventry. Reposing at his family’s home in Meenbannad, his remains will be transferred to St. Mary’s Church, Kincasslagh on Friday 19th September for 7.00 p.m.  Funeral in Belcruit cemetery after 11.00 a.m. Mass on Saturday 20th September.

Patrick Doogan, Gortnasade, who died on Thursday 4th September, 2014 and was buried after 11.00 a.m. Mass on Saturday 6th September in St. Mary’s Church, Kincasslagh.

Mary Breslin, Kilraine, Glenties who was buried after 11.00 a.m. Mass in Glenties on Friday 5th September. Mother of James Breslin, Belcruit.

Joanne Walsh, Sheskinarone, who died on Sunday 31st August and was buried from St. Crona’s Church, Dungloe on Wednesday.

Teresa Boyle (Ward), Lower Keadue, who died on Tuesday 19th August 2014. Funeral in St. Mary’s Church on Friday 22nd August, burial to Belcruit Cemetery.

Dinny Boner, Leffin who died on Friday 15th August 2014. Funeral in St. Columba’s Church on Monday 18th August, burial to Belcruit Cemetery.

Paddy Sweeney, Fairhill, Dungloe who died on Sunday 10th August 2014. Caretaker in Keadue National School. Remains reposing at his home from 6.00 p.m. Monday 11th August. Funeral Mass on Wednesday morning 13th August at 11.00 a.m. in St. Crona’s Church, Dungloe with cremation later.

Geoff Browne, Carlisle, who died on friday 8th August, 2014. Brother in Law of Breda Smith, Keadue.

Manus McCole, Keadue. Died on Thursday 7th August, 2014. Burial after 11.00 a.m. on Sunday 10th August from St. Columba’s Church to Belcruit Graveyard.

Eamonn Og Sweeney, Mill Road, Dungloe. Died 14th July 2014. Funeral Mass with ashes present took place in St. Crone’s Church, Dungloe on Saturday 9th August, burial to Dungloe Graveyard.

Mary McCole, Meenbannad, who died on Wednesday 9th July. Funeral on Saturday 12th July 2014 at 11.00 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, Kincasslagh.

Marjorie Bonner, Lackenagh, Who Died Friday 27th June 2014. Remains reposing in McGlynn’s Funeral Parlour until removal to St. Columba’s Church for 6.30 p.m. Mass on Saturday 28th June. Funeral on Sunday 29th June at 11.00 a.m. Rosary on Friday evening at 9.00 p.m. in funeral Parlour.

Charlie McBride, (Hailey), who died on Sunday 1st June 2014 and was buried in Belcruit after Mass on Tuesday 3rd June 2014

Paddy Murray O’Donnell, who died Saturday 24th May 2014. Funeral in St. Mary’s on Tuesday 27th at noon.

Bernie Donaghey, Arlands. Died Monday 19th May. Remains leaving Funeral Parlour at 7.00 p.m. on Wednesday 28th May. Funeral in St. Mary’s on Friday 30th May at 11.00 a.m.

Julia O’Donnell, Kincasslagh. Funeral in St. Mary’s Church at 1.00 p.m. on Tuesday 20th May 2014.

Rose Gallagher, Gortnasade, Kincasslagh. Funeral on Saturday 17th May at 11.00 a.m.

John Doogan, Glentornan, Dunlewey. Uncle of Máire Ward, Belcruit. Buried in Dunlewey on Sunday 11th May

Eddie Walker, Dungloe. Sister of Mary Walker, Glenahilt.

Brother Columba Gallagher, De la Salle, who died on 13th April 2014. Formerly of Belcruit.

Cissie Gallagher, (wife of Francie Mickey Eoin), Mullaghduff, who died on 12 April 2014.  Funeral on Tuesday 15th in St. Mary’s, Kincasslagh at 11.00 a.m.

Angela Breslin, Roshine, Burtonport who died on Monday 7th April. Funeral Mass in St. Columba’s on Wednesday 9th April at 11.00 a.m. Burial to Belcruit Cemetery.

Paddy (Biddy) O’Donnell, Fairhill, Dungloe who died on Tuesday 8th April. Funeral Mass in St. Crona’s Church on Thursday 10th April at 11.00 a.m. Burial to Adjoining Cemetery

Beedy Mullis, Quay Road, Dungloe, who died on Tuesday 8th April. Funeral Mass in St. Crona’s Church, Dungloe on Thursday 10th April @ 2.00 p.m.

About

Kincasslagh Parish was formerly known as Lower Templecrone, and still referred to as ‘the lower parish’, as opposed to Upper Templecrone, which included Dungloe and the surrounding areas. Initially it encompassed what is now Annagry Parish, and so took in Ranafast and ran as far as the Crolly Bridge. In Dungloe, Lower Templecrone ran right up to the stream that runs through the lower main street.

St. Mary’s Church, in Belcruit was the parish Church of Lower Templecrone. Built in 1856, it has served the people of the parish for over a century and a half. A fire in the sacristy in 1927 saw it badly damaged, but was reopened in 1929 after repairs. The baptismal records between 1900-1927 were lost in the fire.

The Church is cruciform in shape, and boasts a fine gallery with a choir loft. The original altar made from Italian marble was adapted for the new liturgy after Vatican II and stands as an impressive structure in the sanctuary area.

The church is built right on the seashore, barely visible from the main road. Its position is confusing until you realise that in the time it was built, nobody had a car, and the beaches around the area were a popular path for locals to get from one place to another. Looking out from the back of the chapel, its positioning becomes clear. It served a pedestrian congregation who could easily access the church from the many beautiful beaches along our shore.

In 1895 the Church of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea was built in Annagry, and the shape of the parish changed considerably.

In 1899 St. Columba’s Church was built in Lackenagh, Burtonport as a second church in the parish of Kincasslagh and has served the people since. It is commonly known as Acres Church, taking its name from a nearby townland where St. Columba’s School is built. Although a smaller church, its importance increased with the boom in the fishing industry, which saw the village of Burtonport grow to a busy vibrant town. In the 1950’s, the parish priest moved to Burtonport and the parochial house in Kincasslagh became the house for the curate until 2004, when due to the falling numbers of priests in the diocese, Kincasslagh parish lost a priest.

In 1917 St. Crone’s Church was built on Arranmore Island and has served the Island with a curate ever since.

There are five National Schools in the parish. Scoil Mhuire, Belcruit, Scoil an AingilChoimheádaí, Keadue, and St. Columba’s National School, Acres are the three mainland schools, while Scoil Cholmcille, Leabgarrow and Aphort NS are the two island schools. Scoil MacDiarmada is the only secondary school in the parish and it is located in Leabgarrow, Arranmore Island. The mainland youth typically go to the secondary school in Dungloe. Before the school in Dungloe opened, the island children had to use boarding schools, mostly attending Holy Cross College, Falcarragh.

Kincasslagh and Burtonport Parish