Edel Murphy (née Homan)

Springfield, Ballisodare, Co. Sligo and formerly of Inchicore, Dublin.

22 Nov, 2023

Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family in the great care of the doctors, nurses and staff at Galway University Hospital.

Predeceased by her loving daughter Heather and her brother and sister Liam and Mary Homan.

Beloved wife of Paul and dear mother of Liam, Rachel, Rebecca, Emma, Ellen and Sophie.

She will be sadly missed by her husband, son, daughters, her adored grandchildren Kyra, Ruth, Laynah, Senan, Sarah, Rian, Evie, Theo, Neala, Dallan, and Beatrice, daughter-in-law Katherine, siblings John, Bernie, Joe, Gerard and Sheila, brother-in-law Kieran, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Rest in Peace.

Reposing at The Foley and McGowan Funeral Home, Market Yard, Sligo on Friday evening from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. Funeral will arrive to St. Brigid’s Church, Ballisodare, Co. Sligo on Saturday morning at 11:00am for Requiem mass followed by burial in St. Nathy’s Cemetery, Collooney, Co. Sligo.

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

House private please.

Family flowers only. Donations if desired to Renal Dialysis Unit at Sligo University Hospital care of The Foley and McGowan Funeral Home.

You are welcome to leave a message of condolence for Edel’s 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 info@sligofuneralhome.ie


  1. My deepest condolences to Becky and family may the angels comfort you all at this very sad time 🌹

  2. Paul and Edel’s RIP family and friends I was deeply shocked and saddened by Edel’s sudden passing please accept my condolences
    A lovely lady will be missed

  3. Grásta ó Dhia ar a hanam.

  4. Deepest condolences to Paul, Edels family, friends and neighbours. May she rest in peace.
    Always a pleasure to care for Edel.

  5. Dear Paul, Liam, Rachel, Rebecca, Emma, Ellen and Sophie, my sincere sympathies are with you all at this time. Loosing such a beautiful person, Wife, Mother and Grandmother. Edel was a shining light now departed and reunited with her daughter Heather. May you rest in peace Edel.

  6. My deepest sympathy to Rachel and extended family on the death of your Mother, may she rest in peace.

  7. Paul, Liam, Rachel, Becky, Emma, Ellen and Sophie. I am truly saddened to hear about the passing of Edel. Please accept my deepest condolences during this incredibly difficult time.

    She was a remarkable woman, and I feel privileged to have known her warmth and kindness. Please know that my thoughts are with you and your family as you navigate through this challenging period.

    May you find comfort in the cherished memories you shared and the love that surrounds you from friends and family.

    Apologies that I won’t be able to attend the funeral in person, wish I could.

  8. My sincere condolences to all family and friends. I had the pleasure of meeting Edel through her son, my brother in law, Liam. She hosted my husband and I during our first visit to Ireland and was extremely kind and welcoming. She will be missed. Rest in peace.

  9. My Deepest Sympathies Paul & Family. May Edel rest in eternal peace x

  10. We would like to extend our deepest sympathy towards the Murphy family in Sligo Ireland. It is with profound sadness that her loved ones will mourn her departure. The good Lord has welcomed you Edel into the gates of Heaven. We had the pleasure of meeting Edel and Paul (parents of our wonderful son in law, Liam) ten years ago while being introduced, as now family. Their home was a warm, welcoming home, vibrant with family love & laughter. Edel was such a kind, gentle, loving woman. A dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, sister and adored friend. She was a woman of her faith and is now following the footsteps of the Lord. May she now be a guiding angel, towards her children, and all her beloved grandchildren. May her soul rest in peace, and may her dear family & friends find comfort in all the fond memories and wonderful time shared together over the years. God bless.🙏
    Sincerely, Valerey &
    Peter Chirke 💕 (Montreal )

  11. Dear Homan family, Edel was a gorgeous person, but ye don’t need me to tell you that. Full of life, love and fun. Marvellous mother and great friend. Lots of love to you all. Anne

  12. My condolences to Liam & family. I did not meet her but she must have been a wonderful person for Liam resembles her. May she rest in peace! May God’s love keep you all in His loving arms!
    Aunty Susan

  13. Condolences to all murphy family on the passing of there lovely mother may she rest in peace xx

  14. Heartfelt condolences to Paul and all the family on the passing of lovely Edel. She was such a kind, loving and warm person and will live on in all our hearts. Rest in love, light and peace Edel.

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