Irene Maye (Née Gaffney)

Larkhill, Beltra, Co. Sligo and formerly of Fairview, Dublin.

10 Mar, 2021

Peacefully, at Sligo University Hospital. Irene, beloved wife of Desmond and dear mother of Karen and Paul. Sadly missed by her husband, son, daughter, brothers Michael, Martin and Stephen, sisters Una, Nell and Anne, in-laws, grandchildren Amanda, Daniel, Fawn, Dillan and Lilly, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Rest in peace.

A celebration of Irene’s life will take place on Tuesday at 11:30am at The Foley and McGowan Funeral Home, Market Yard, Sligo with funeral proceeding to Skreen Cemetery.

You can stream Irene’s celebration of life by following this link –

Due to Government restrictions and HSE guidelines, Irene’s celebration of life will be private for family only.

House private please.

Family flowers only. Donations if desired to Benbulben COPD Group, care of The Foley and McGowan Funeral Home or click the ‘Make a Donation’ button 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. We wish to offer our sincere condolences to Dessie, and the Maye and Gaffney families on your sad loss. May she rest in peace.

  2. Offering our deepest condolences to the Maye and Gaffney families during this difficult time. May Irene’s gentle soul rest in peace.

  3. Sincere condolences on the death of irene.
    My thoughts and prayers are with dessie paul and Karen.
    RIP irene a very kind and special lady who was a pleasure to have known.

  4. Our deepest condolences to Des and the family on the passing of Irene. Our prayers are with you.
    She was one of those who welcomed us with love in Sligo.
    Rest in the arms of our Heavenly Father until the day when the Lord Jesus comes back in power and glory.

  5. My deepest condolences Dessie, Karen and Paul on the passing of Irene. A wonderful lady that took care of so many, so selfless and kind. I will never forget your kindness and guidance. I will always be grateful to you, Rest in peace, your an Angel now.

  6. Sincere condolences to Dessie and family on the passing of Irene.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you on this sad occasion.
    May the memories that you have and the love that lingers be your strength and comfort

    May Irene Rest In Peace

    Gisela & Annette

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