Ann Murray (née Long)

Fatima Avenue, Sligo and formerly of Ard na Gréine, Cartron, Sligo and Colchester, England.

30 Jul, 2023

Unexpectedly in hospital surrounded by her loving family.

Ann, predeceased by her husband Alan.

Devoted mother of Alaine, David and Sean and Muddy to her beloved grandchildren Dylan, Rachel, Finn, Liam, Alaina, Eve and Victor. She will be sadly missed by her family, David’s wife Ruth, relatives, neighbours and her wide circle of friends.

Rest in Peace.

Reposing at The Foley and McGowan Funeral Home, Market Yard, Sligo on Thursday from 4:30pm with a Celebration of her Life taking place at 6:30pm. A Cremation Service will take place for family at Shannon Crematorium on Friday.

You can watch a recording of Ann’s Celebration of Life via the link below.

Family flowers only.

House strictly private please.

You are welcome to leave a message of condolence for her family below.

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. I will remember Ann as always up for a laugh, she had a great sense of humour. Above everything she was so proud of Alaine David and Sean and all of her grandchildren never missing an opportunity to remind us how great they all are. We will miss you….LB, Christophe, Matthew and Pierce

  2. Goodbye “Long”time and great and constant friend. We will miss you. John and Siobhan

  3. Deeply shocked to hear of Ann’s passing, she was such a positive, warm and giving person, hugely fond memories of working closely with her in theatre many years ago in Sligo. Jo and I send our condolences to all the family.

  4. Very sorry to learn of Ann’s passing. A lovely person who always seemed to be cheerful. Will miss her presence.

  5. Sincere condolences to Alaine, Séan and David and all their families , so hard to believe that beautiful Ann has left us , May she Rest in Peace and our memories of her be forever in our hearts ❤️

  6. Alaine and family sincere condolences on the passing of Ann – thinking of you all at this difficult time. rest in peace Ann

  7. Alaine David and Sean deeply sorry that Ann has been taken so unexpectedly
    Frank lenehan

  8. We will miss you Ann always cheerful, intelligent and interesting to chat to. Always present and listening you will stay in our hearts.
    All our love to you her family & friends as Ann had the gift of including us all.

  9. We were so sorry to hear the sad news of Ann’s untimely passing. We knew Ann through the Catalysts and on the catalysts committee where she was an enthusiastic contributor to the programme. We will be thinking of your family at this sad time.

  10. Sean and family. My heart breaks for you all. Love you honey.

  11. To Alaine, David and Seán and extended family,

    Deepest condolences to you all on the loss of your beautiful Mum. Always a lady, always smiling, warm lovely.
    Thinking of all at this sad time.

  12. My heart is broke since I heard the sad news ,
    Ann may you rest in peace ,
    I have so many great memories working with you for many years ,
    Thinking of all the family at this sad time .

  13. Ann was one of life’s lady’s clever glamorous and full of fun.
    She was a great neighbour and friend. We are devastated to have lost such a straight talking lady.
    Our deepest condolences to all her family whom she adored.
    Much love,
    Casi and Dee Fatima Ave xx

  14. So sorry to hear of Anne’s sad passing. I will always remember fondly the time we worked together. So warm & friendly. My condolences to her family

  15. To my Cultural Companion, Ann… for your friendship, your silliness and those biscuits, brought over by the English. You were one of a kind and so kind… I will always remember your wonderful smile. Sleep easy my friend.

  16. Dear Alaine, David and Sean,
    I remember your mother as graceful, with great poise and elegance, a wonderful smile and a wicked sense of humour. She believed in each one of you and she was very proud of you all, as well as all of her wonderful grandchildren. She will be greatly missed. With love from Bróna

  17. Our deepest sympathies to Alaine, David, Sean and extended family on the passing of your mother Ann. Your mother was a lovely lady and always had a friendly chat when we met. May she rest in peace, Barron and Lorraine.

  18. Another empty seat at Sligo Film Society. Caught offguard on hearing of the suddeness of Ann’s death. RIP Ann.

  19. O’ Shea
    I’m sad that you have passed and we had the habit of recent street meetings and that infectious smile stays with me.
    A treasure out of sight for now for Family.
    Bernadette O’ Shea

  20. Alaine and Family. We were shocked and saddened to hear about Ann’s death. She was a such a fun and vibrant women and always a pleasure to meet and chat with. Sending you all our love and support. Ger and Johnny. X

  21. So sorry to hear about the death of Ann. I worked with her in the past. She was such a “lady” and had a lovely smile. Often met her when I was out shopping and had chats with her. May she rest in peace.

  22. We are so sorry to have of the sudden passing of Anne, we had the pleasure of living beside her for a few years in Fatima. Always smiling and full of chat. Thinking of you all, Rebecca and Charlie xx

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