Search

25 May 2022

North Longford communities mourn passing of Kathleen Tierney

Late Kathleen Tierney (née Cunningham), Sainte Therese, Broomfield East, Midleton, Cork / Granard, Longford

North Longford communities mourn passing of Kathleen Tierney

The Late Kathleen Tierney (née Cunningham), Sainte Therese, Broomfield East, Midleton, Cork / Granard, Longford

There was a deep sense of regret in the parish of Mullinalaghta when word spread on Saturday, January 22 of the peaceful passing, in the wonderful care of the doctors and staff of Ward 3B University Hospital Cork, of Kathleen Tierney (née Cunningham), Broomfield East, Midleton, Co Cork and formerly of Clooneen, Granard.

Kathleen was a member of an old and well-respected Mullinalaghta family, one of seven children of the late Michael and Julia (née Cosgrove) and sister of Mickey (Clooneen), Larry (Cloughernal), Eugene (Dublin), Anna (Australia) and Sheila (Dublin), all of whom predeceased her, and of Breda (New Jersey, USA).

Kathleen married Paddy Tierney, a native of Granard who played with Mullinalaghta in the 1950s, and his work with Bank of Ireland took them to Charlestown and Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo, before settling in Midleton where they raised their family.

Kathleen suffered the loss of her daughter Shirley Tierney Everatt to illness at a relatively young age and lost her husband Paddy more recently in November 2020.

Both she and Paddy had been cared for at home in recent years by their daughter Brenda.

She is survived by her daughter Brenda, son Mervyn, sister Breda, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law Rose Cunningham (Clooneen), Beatrice Cunningham (Cloughernal), and Mary Tierney (Butlersbridge), brothers-in-law Pat Flood (New Jersey) and Vincent Tierney (Kettering, England) and his wife Elizabeth, nieces, nephews, relatives, and a wide circle of neighbours and friends, particularly her best friend Sue Perrott who visited, supported and helped her twice weekly for the past number of years, to whom we offer our condolences.

Kathleen’s funeral took place in the Church of the Most Holy Rosary, Midleton on Tuesday, January 25 with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.


Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.