Padraig Branley

'Omra', Pearse Rd, Sligo and formerly of Glencar, Co. Sligo.

19 Jun, 2021

Former Mayor of Sligo 1998-1999 and Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council 2002-2003.

Padraig, in his ninety-first year, unexpectedly, but peacefully at his residence.

Predeceased by his beloved wife Eileen and his siblings Joe, Chris, Maureen, Lily and Philomena. Dear father of Ciaran, Mary, Dorothy, Niall (London) and Deirdre (Limerick) and grandfather of Paddy, Kitty, Charlie, Matilda, Julia, Eleanor and Harry. He will be sadly missed by his sons, daughters, grandchildren, brother Frank (Boston), sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, in-laws, relatives and friends. Rest in peace.

Reposing at The Foley and McGowan Funeral Home, Market Yard, Sligo on Wednesday from 4:00pm to 5:30pm for family only. Funeral cortege will leave his residence on Thursday at 12:15pm to arrive at St. Colmcille’s Church, Rathcormack, Co. Sligo for Requiem mass at 1:00pm. Funeral will proceed to Rathcormack Cemetery after.

You can stream Padraig’s funeral mass live by clicking the ‘Live Stream’ button below.

Due to current restrictions and guidelines, the funeral will be private to family only.

House private please.

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  1. A true legend. Padraig gave everything to life, to family,
    to business, and to politics. A friend to all who made a lasting impression on the millions he encountered and a great contribution to the County that he served as Mayor and as Cathaoirleach. Also to the Fianna Fáil party and the many politicians that he assisted and mentored over 60+ years. He will be missed by all. Sincere sympathy to Ciaran Mary, Dorothy, Niall. Deirdre and all extended family and friends. Padraig Branley, all graces and no airs. May he Rest in Peace.

  2. Sincere Sympathy to all the Branley Family on Padraigs sad passing.Always pleasure to meet and talk to. May he rest in peace.

  3. Sincere sympathies to all the Branley family. Padraig was a gentleman. May he rest in peace.

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