Cliodna Drury Byrne

Cairns Rd, Sligo and formerly of Dublin.

11 Dec, 2022

Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family at University Hospital Galway. Cliodna, predeceased by her brothers Paul and Julian. Loving mother of Aisling, Maeve and Clíona and dear grandmother of Conor, Maeve, Tadhg, Féilim and Elva. She will be sadly missed by her daughters, grandchildren, her sister Aisling, sons-in-law Carlos and Ovidijus, sister-in-law Mary, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Rest In Peace.

A Celebration of Cliodna’s life will take place on Wednesday at 4:00pm at The Foley and McGowan Funeral Home, Market Yard, Sligo. A private cremation service will take place at Mount Jerome Crematorium on Thursday.

Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to Croí, care of The Foley and McGowan Funeral Home.

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  1. We were saddened to hear of Cliodna’s unexpected death. She was a wonderful neighbour over many years. She will be fondly remembered. Our sincere sympathy to Ashling, Maeve, Clíona and the extended family.

    Pauline, Pat and Rose

  2. RIP xxxx

  3. Dear Cliona
    We’re so very sorry for your loss.
    Our family will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.
    Wishing you comfort and peace
    during this difficult time.

  4. What an amazing woman. She was strong and beautiful and has made 3 beautiful strong woman. We love the Howely/Drury Byrnes. We are so sad and sorry for your loss, it’s just so hard. ❤️

  5. Deepest sympathy on Cliodna’s passing. May she Rest In Peace.

  6. My Darling Cousin,

    So many funny, happy occasions, memories, laughter, giggles as only girls can do !

    I love you dearly and may Angels guide you to a wonderful place – may you rest in peace – no more suffering.

    Very much love and prayers

    Geraldine or “G” X

  7. An amazing woman, she lit up any occasion with her wit, glamour and humour. We will miss her. Caitriona, Graham and Orla

  8. To Aisling, Maeve & Cliona,

    Your mum had a great personality. Life & soul of every party. Great times all through the years.
    Sad to be loosing her friendship. Thinking of you all at this sad time.

  9. To Aisling, Maeve & Cliona,

    My fondest memories of your mum was when I was in Annie, early 80’s. Your Mum was a fabulous Miss Hannigan.
    Such great fun. I’ve aspirations to play that part some day!

    So sorry to hear of her passing. Thinking of you all.

  10. To Aisling Maeve and Cliona so sorry to hear of your Mum,s passing. Remembered fondly John and Margaret Doherty xxx

  11. Sincere sympathy on the passing of your Mum
    Dolores and John Greene .Cairns rd

  12. Deepest sympathy on your mum’s passing Aisling, Maeve and Cliona.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers during this sad and difficult time.
    Thinking of your mum’s grandchildren and extended family too.
    May she Rest in Peace.

  13. Aisling, Maeve and Clíona,

    So sorry to hear the news. Your mum was a great friend to Nancy & Sean. Memories of many long summers spent in the caravan in Rosses Point with a few other ‘neighbours’ creating a wonderful impromptu community beside the golf club, or Christmas morning gatherings. Great company, stories and laughter.

    She was a lovely, funny, warm and kind person.

    My thoughts very much with you.

  14. To Aisling Maeve and Cliona .
    I met your Mum quite a few times and she was warm , kind and very glamorous, quite the Lady and so engaging. You will be so sad without her but her legacy will keep you sustained. Take care X

  15. Dear Aisling, Maeve & Cliona,
    So sorry to hear of your Mum’s passing. She had a great zest for life and a lovely warm welcome any time we invaded her house! Fond memories of Christmas evenings and many other times.
    Sincere condolences,
    David Layden

  16. Thinking of you Maeve, Aisling and Cliona at this very sad time. I will always remember your gorgeous Mum for her keen intelligence, generosity and sense of fun – she filled the room.
    Sarah, Lorenzo and Sofía

  17. Very happy memories of meeting Cliodna several times, a wonderful, fun lady. Condolences to all the family.
    Rest in peace Cliodna.
    Sinéad Nolan (Kennedy) and family – Wicklow

  18. Dearest Aisling,Maeve,Cliona my deepest sympathy to you and to Aisling Senior & Aziz Love Finola

  19. Hi Maeve,

    So sorry to hear about your mum’s passing. I feel like I knew her well having heard you talk about her so often and with so much affection.

    Thinking of you and your sisters at this difficult time.

    May she rest in peace!

    Take care,


    Ciaran Mc Dermott

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