Cliona McNamara

Dublin and formerly of Sligo.

4 Jul, 2024

Peacefully in the wonderful care of the staff of Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross, Dublin, and formerly the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and St. Luke’s Beaumount Hospital, Dublin.

Cliona, predeceased by her dear father Pat McNamara, beloved aunt Caroline Pilkington and brother-in-law Ed Ryan.

Adored mum of Iseult, dearly loved daughter of Anne (née Pilkington), sister of Dav and Orna and aunt of Callum.

She will be sadly missed by her daughter, mother, sisters, nephew, brother-in-law Jonathan Woods, aunts including Godmother Mary Kerins, uncle, cousins, other relatives, Iseult’s father Gary (Sheehan), the extended McNamara, Pilkington and Sheehan families, her colleagues at Draíocht Theatre, Blanchardstown and last but by no means least, Cliona’s wonderful friends who have been such an amazing support to her and her family throughout her illness.

Rest in Peace

Reposing at The Foley and McGowan Funeral Home, Market Yard, Sligo on Sunday from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Funeral will arrive to St. Anne’s Church, Sligo on Monday morning at 11:00am for Requiem Mass. A Cremation Service will take place on Tuesday at 2:00pm at Glasnevin Crematorium, Dublin (D11 XA32).

You can stream Cliona’s funeral mass live by clicking ‘Live Stream’ below.

House private please.

Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu if desired to Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross, Dublin care of The Foley and McGowan’s Funeral Home, Market Yard, Sligo.

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  1. You fought a brave fight Cliona. Rest in the arms of the Angels now.

  2. Dear Anne,
    I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear daughter Cliona.
    May she rest in peace.
    Love, Margaret

  3. My deepest condolences to Iseult & all of Cliona’s Family on this very sad Loss. Cliona was a class act and will be forever in my thought’s as one of life’s special people. Rest in peace sweetheart. 🙏

  4. So very sorry to hear that Cliona’s battle came to an end. Her daughter is in the same class as my daughter and I hope you can take comfort in the fact that Iseult has wonderful friends who she can talk to and they will listen and support. I hope you are at peace now Cliona. You fought that battle, you fought it hard, I just wish this wasn’t how your story ended as you had so much more life to live.
    Thoughts with your family

  5. My sincerest sympathy to all of Cliona’s family . May she rest in peace.

  6. Cliona was such a wonderful person, chatty, witty and very engaging. I will always remember her from our nights out in Sligo, Shoots, Hennigans, McGarrigles and the Bear Cat, not forgetting the Clarence.
    My sincerest condolences to all her family on such a sad loss, she will be missed by all who knew her.
    May she rest in peace.

  7. Sending all my love and condolences to Clionas family.

    Cliona was a special person, who was warm, kind and generous to us all in and out of work. She was such great fun and I have so many happy memories with her. Working with her was just like hanging out with your great friend.

  8. My heart breaks at the unfairness of life when such a young and beautiful person is taken so young. Rest in peace with a smile as you have changed people’s lives and you will always be remembered.

  9. Sincere Sympathy to all Cliona’s Family May her soul Rest in Peace

  10. Cliona was one of my daughter’s first Managers at Draiocht in Blanchardstown. She was kind, generous and very supportive of all her students employees. She was an amazing support to my daughter when my mother died. Thank you Cliona. May you rest in peace.

  11. A most beautiful person, taken to soon. My heart goes out to Iseult, I was not a good enough friend to my regret. Rest easy, much love. Roli Lowry.

  12. A most beautiful person, taken to soon. Rest easy my friend,, much love, Roli.

  13. Sincere sympathy to the McNamara family on the sad death of Cliona. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

  14. I remember Cliona as the beautiful, warm, funny, and kind person she was in Draoicht. She brightened up every visit to the theatre. I am so sorry for your loss.
    Veronica Lynch

  15. Hi David so sad to hear about your beautiful sister Clíona. Your sadness and pain is awful. Don’t know what to say. Sending our love to you and your family.

  16. Hi Dav so sad to hear
    about your beautiful sister Clíona. Your sadness and pain is awful. Don’t know what to say. Sending our love to you and your family.

  17. We were so sad to hear of Clíona’a passing. Iseult and her family are in our thoughts.
    Ciara Meade

  18. Our deepest condolences to Iseult, Anne, Dav, Orna, Callum & all the extended Mc Namara family. Cliona was a very special person and she had a very special place in our hearts. We are so sorry for your loss.

    May Cliona rest in peace.

  19. Orna and family, I am so very sorry for the immense loss of your beloved sister and daughter Cliona. May she rest in eternal peace.

  20. So very sorry to read of Clionas passing May she Rest in Eternal Peace .Colman and Mary Muldoon

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