Death Notices

John Joe Hickey, Rocksavage
September 30, 2023

The death has occurred of John Joe Hickey, Rocksavage, Ballymurphy, Borris, Co Carlow – and recently of Main Street, Borris, Co Carlow .

John Joe died peacefully on 30th September 2023 in the company of his family and in the loving care of the staff at University Hospital, Waterford. Previously in St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny. He is pre-deceased by his beloved parents Patrick and Margaret, sisters Lizzy and Nan, and brothers Aidan and Pat.

John Joe will be sadly missed  and fondly remembered by his son Patrick, brother Jim, partner Syreia, extended family, Lil, daughter-in-law Peggie and his nieces, nephews, neighbours, relatives and friends .

Rest in Peace

Reposing at Joyce’s Funeral Home, Borris,  from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Sunday, 1st October 2023. Funeral will arrive at St Patrick’s Church, Ballymurphy, for Requiem Mass at 11:00 am on Monday, 2rd October 2023, followed immediately afterwards by interment in the adjoining cemetery.

A special note of thanks to the local healthcare team and to the Kidney Specialist Team, Waterford.

Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu of flowers to the Local Health Care Team and to Kidney Specialist Team, Waterford University Hospital.

You may express your Condolences on the website to John Joe’s family and friends at THIS LINK.


John Maher, Sluguff
September 24, 2023

The death has occurred of John Maher, Slyguff Bridge, Bagenalstown, Co Carlow.

John ​​​passed away, suddenly and peacefully, at his home in Slyguff on Sunday 24th September 2023. He will be forever missed by his loving wife Bessie, his children Catherine, Sean, Mary and Martina, sons-in-law Owen, Billy and Ger, daughter-in-law Donna, his loving brothers Liam and Frank, sister Kathleen, his adored ten grandchildren, Lauren, Conor, Emma, Erin, Kyle, Nina, Julian, Daithi, Lucy and Hannah, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, neighbours and many friends.


Reposing at his home from 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm on Wednesday 27th September 2023, with Prayers at 6:00 pm. Removal on Thursday 28th September 2023 for Requiem Mass at 12:00 noon in St Patrick’s Church, Ballymurphy, with interment immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

House strictly private on Thursday morning. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to the  BEAM CENTRE, Bagenalstown.

If you wish to leave a Message of Sympathy on the website for John’s wife and family, you may do so using THIS LINK.

If you are unable to attend John’s Requiem Mass, you may view it using THIS LINK.

Brigid Doran (née Doyle), Ballymurphy
September 12, 2023

The death has occurred of Brigid Doran (née Doyle), Moycullen, Ballymurphy, Borris, Co Carlow.

Brigid passed away peacefully at home, in her 98th year, surrounded by her devoted family, on Tuesday, 12th September 2023. Beloved wife of the late Jim. Dear mother of Willie, Marty, Mina, Lily (Brennan), Kathleen (Ahern), Breda (Cunningham), Eileen (Kavanagh) and Patricia (Clancy). Daughters-in-law Catherine and Roseann, sons-in-law Jim, Michael, Vincent, Hugh and Sean. Her much loved 19 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives, good neighbours and many friends. Predeceased by her sister Mary O’Dwyer and brothers John, Alec and Larry.

Rest in Peace

Reposing at her residence R95 N2K4 from 12:00 noon on Thursday, 14th September 2023, pausing for The Rosary at 8:00 pm.

Brigid’s funeral will arrive at St Patrick’s Church, Ballymurphy, for Funeral Mass at 12:00 noon on Friday, 15th September 2023. Interment immediately afterwards in the adjoining graveyard.

If you would like to leave a Message of Condolence on the website for Brigid’s family, you may click on THIS LINK to do so.

Marian Byrne (née Walsh), 16 Woodlawn Park, Borris
September 9, 2023

The death has occurred of Marian Byrne (née Walsh), 16 Woodlawn Park, Borris, Co Carlow.

Marian Byrne (née Walsh) of 16 Woodlawn Park, Borris, Co Carlow, died peacefully at home with her family by her side. Predeceased by her parents and her sister Carmel. Deeply regretted by her heartbroken husband John, daughters Nicola and Lisa, son Ken, grandchildren Darragh, Ciara, Niamh, Ruby and Mia, brothers, sisters and a wide circle of friends.

Rest in Peace 

Reposing at Joyce’s Funeral Home, Borris, on Sunday, 10th September 2023 from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Marian’s Requiem Mass on will take place on Monday, 11th September 2023 at 11:00 am in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Borris, followed by cremation at Newlands Cross Crematorium at 2:00 pm. House private on Monday morning please.

On Marian’s request, please wear bright colours. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to the Carlow/Kilkenny Home Care Team. You may donate by clicking on THIS LINK.

If you would like to leave a Message of Condolences on the website for Marian’s family, you may do so by clicking on THIS LINK.

If  you are unable to attend Marian’s Requiem Mass in person, you may view the Mass on the Borris Parish YouTube channel by clicking on THIS LINK .

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