Martin Cawley

St. Patrick's Tce, Sligo.

26 Nov, 2022

The death has occurred of Martin Cawley, peacefully at Beaumont Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Martin, predeceased by his parents Lily and Ted. He will be sadly missed by his brothers and sisters Geraldine McGarry, Enda, Maura Reid (Donegal), Seamus and Anne (New Zealand), his brothers and sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces. Fondly remembered by his cousins, relatives, colleagues and friends.

May his Gentle Soul Rest in Peace.

Reposing at The Foley and McGowan Funeral Home, Market Yard, Sligo on Tuesday evening from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. Requiem mass will take place on Wednesday morning at 11:30am at The Cathedral of The Immaculate Conception, Sligo with funeral proceeding to Sligo Cemetery for burial after.

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

Family flowers only. Donations in lieu of flowers to St. John’s Community Hospital, Sligo Patient Comfort Fund, care of The Foley and McGowan Funeral Home, Market Yard, Sligo.

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  1. Dear Seamus, Anne and all the family, we are shocked and sorry to hear about the recent death of Martin. So many happy childhood memories of him and you all from the Church street days. May God grant him eternal rest.
    Love and deepest sympathy,
    Gerard Healy.

  2. My deepest sympathies to the Cawley family on the sad passing of Martin. I had the pleasure of working with Martin over many years, such a warm and funny man. I don’t think I ever heard him make a negative comment about anything or anyone. May his gentle soul rest in peace.

  3. Sincere condolences to Martin’s family and friends from an old childhood neighbour. Ar dheis Dé go raibh sé.

  4. Rest in peace Martin gone to soon🌺🌺

  5. Deepest sympathies to all Martin family may he rest in peace 🙏

  6. Sincere condolences to all the family. Martin was such a lovely man and a pleasure to chat with. May his spirit soar.

  7. We are so very saddened and shocked to hear of the passing of our neighbour Martin. Met Martin a few years ago when he adopted our cat tigerlily .he truly was the nicest man and could spend ages talking to you about Man City or cats!

  8. My very deepest sympathy to the Cawley family.
    Church street neighbor.

  9. Rest in peace Martin. Condolences to your family at this very sad time..

  10. Deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. He will be missed by all in the Swagman bar nd especially myself. You were one of the best Martin.

  11. On behalf of us all who knew and loved him as his friends , We give our deepest condolences to his family. We loved him dearly and deeply. I met him when I was a very young woman and always looked forward to his wit , knowledge and kindness. He made the bad days better. No better man more deserving for a throne among the angels. He truly was one of them. May he rest in eternal peace ❤️

  12. May your gentle soul rest in peace Martin – you were the nicest man to work with over the years, always with the quick wit and a laugh but so helpful and kind to everyone. You will be sorely missed. Sincere condolences to your family and loved ones.

  13. Lovely Martin. Such fond and fun memories of time spent together with him and Anne. I loved how he was always keen to join you on an adventure. I loved how much he loved his little sister and that he made the trip out to NZ to visit her and his nephew/niece Flynn Martin and Rosie Maeve. Feeling lucky and blessed to have known him. He was one of a kind. Sending all my love to his family, especially Anne, Geraldine, Maura, Seamus and Enda at such a difficult and sad time xxx

  14. So sorry to hear of Martin’s passing.
    Knew him when Tony played with The Mad Bad Beat.
    They played in McGarrigles ( now Walkers,O Connell St.)on a Monday night.He loved the music & many a chat I had with him.
    Sincere condolences to all the family.
    Ger & Tony.

  15. My deepest condolences to all who loved and will miss Martin. He was an absolute gentleman.I lived beside Ted and Lily for a few years and they were so kind to me and my daughter.
    Rest in peace.

  16. Sincere condolences to the Cawley family on the sad & untimely passing of Martin. May his gentle soul rest in peace.

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