The Late Sheila McGovern, née O’Connor, Templeboy, Sligo and Castleisland

The Late Sheila McGovern nee O’Connor (left) Castleisland and Sligo playing at her brother, Jackie Dan Jerry O’Connor’s 70th birthday celebrations with her sister-in-law Betty O’Connor at Brennan’s Bar in Castleisland in August 2005. Sheila and Betty contributed to a memorable night of old style polka playing with every single note in its place and given its due respect. Sheila was playing her fiddle up to Covid time in her local pub in Sligo. May God be good to her. ©Photograph: John Reidy 12-8-2005

The death has occurred of Sheila Mc Govern, nee O’Connor, Cartron, Templeboy, Co. Sligo and formerly of Mullaghmarkey, Castleisland, Co. Kerry.

Sheila died at Sligo University Hospital, after a short illness on March 27th 2024, in her 96th year. Predeceased by her husband Michael, sons Eamon and Donal, her daughters Sheila and Theresa. Loving mother of Bernie, Kathleen and Anna Marie. Missed by her brother Philip in Cork, sisters-in-law Anne, Betty and Evelyn; sons-in-law Benedict and Tommy; grandchildren Amy, Natasha, Zara, Tara, Grace, Kate, Stephen, Daniel, Aidan Ōg, Conor, Joe; great-grandchildren Ceola, Jodi, Keelan, Sadie, Ōisin, Manasseh; nieces, nephews, many friends and relations all over the world. Safe in the arms of Jesus.

Sheila’s Funeral Arrangements

Reposing at Sweeney’s Funeral Home, Dromore West on March 29th from 6pm – 8pm arriving at the Church of Immaculate Conception, Temple Boy at 8:30 pm.

Funeral Mass in Templeboy Church on Sunday, March 31st, at 10 am. Burial afterward in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Templeboy. Family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired, to North West, Hospice. Funeral Mass can be viewed on

Date Published: Wednesday, March 27th 2024. Date of Death: Wednesday, March 27th 2024.

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