Death Notices

Late Fr. Roger McDonagh

The death has occurred of Very Reverend Fr. Roger McDonagh, (Abbey Haven Nursing Home, Boyle, Co Roscommon, late of Gurteen, Co. Sligo, Ballaghaderreen and South Wales). March 23rd 2022 (peacefully) in his 89th year in Abbey Haven Nursing Home surrounded by the wonderful Management and staff.

Fr. Roger. Former P.P. of Llantwit Major & Cowbridge. Predeceased by his parents Patrick William and Brigid,his brother Alfie and his sister Lena, he will be very sadly missed by his brother Willie Joe (Liam), cousins, sister-in-law, relatives, residents of Abbey Haven, his many friends, Bishop Paul Dempsey, and his brother Priests in Achonry and South Wales.

Requiescat In Pace

Fr. Roger will lie in repose in The Kilgarriff Funeral Home Ballaghaderreen, Thursday evening from 6 o’clock to conclude with evening prayer at 8 o’clock.

Removal on Friday afternoon at 12:30pm to arrive at St. Patrick’s church, Gurteen for concelebrated Requiem Mass at 1:30pm.

Burial afterwards in Gurteen Cemetery.

Fr. Roger’s Funeral Mass will be livestreamed on Kilgarriff Funeral Directors Facebook page.

For those who wish to send condolences, share memories or stories with Fr. Roger’s family they may do so in private on

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