One of Donegal’s most well known mothers passes away

Julia O'Donnell.

Julia O'Donnell.


Tributes from across the world have been flowing into Donegal following the death of one of it’s best known mothers, Julia O’Donnell.

The Kinncasslagh woman passed away peacefully in Dungloe Hospital surrounded by her heartbroken family shortly before 4am this morning.

Mrs. O’Donnell,94, was understood to be admitted to hospital a number of days ago after taking ill.

Friends from across the world have been posting their condolences and prayers for the family onto Facebook since news of her passing reached them.

A message posted by Daniel onto Facebook announced his mother’s passing:“It is with great sadness that we that we have to announce that our dear Julia passed away peacefully in the loving care of the staff of Dungloe Hospital surrounded by her family at 3.50am.

“My siblings John, Margaret, Kathleen, James and myself would like to thank you all for the kindness shown to her down through the years. May her gentle soul rest in peace.”

Her remains will be removed from McGlynn’s Funeral Home in Dungloe today to her home in Kincasslagh at 4pm. Her funeral will take place at St. Mary’s Church in Kinncasslagh on Tuesday 1pm.


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