Death Notices

Bridget also known as Bridie Lernihan nee McNamara

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Pearse Avenue, Mervue, Galway / Ennis, Clare

Formerly of Steeles Terrace, Ennis, Co. Clare. After a very happy life, well lived and in her 101st year, surrounded by her adoring family in her own home, Bridie went to God on the 8th December 2023.

Predeceased by her loving husband Mick and her son, Diarmuid, Bridie is the dearly loved mother of Maura O’Connor, (Dromore West, Sligo), Úna Carley, (Artane), Miceál (Shankill), Bríd McAtarsney, (Ennis), Caít Whelan, (Mervue) and Eileen (Mervue).

Sadly missed by her sister Josie, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, her thirteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces, extended family, her excellent Carers, neighbours and many friends.


Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.


Reposing at the Funeral Parlour at the Church of the Holy Family, Mervue (H91 FH52), on Sunday the 10th December 2023 from 5.00pm. Private removal at 7.00pm to her home. Funeral Mass will take place on Monday the 11th December 2023 at 11.00am in the Church of the Holy Family, Mervue, followed by interment beside Mick and Diarmuid at The New Cemetery, Bohermore.


Bridie’s funeral Mass can be viewed live on the Mervue Parish webcam


House Private to Close Family and Friends.


Donations (if desired) to the Galway Hospice


Codail go Samh Bridie.


Book of Condolence: For those of you who would have liked to attend the funeral but are unable to do so, are invited to leave a personal message in the condolence section below. Bridie’s family would like to thank you for the kindness and support which has been shown to them, at this very sad time.

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  1. Sincere condolences to the Lernihan family on the sad passing of Bridie.May Her Gentle Soul Rest In Peace

  2. We just celebrated Bridie’s milestone of one hundred years in the latter weeks and now so sad she has left us. A true lady in every way and may perpetual light shine on her forever and may she rest in peace.