Death Notices

James (Jimmy) Connolly

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Cappagh Road, Barna, Galway, H91 YC9H formerly of Mc Dara Road, Shantalla.


On October 8, 2023 James (Jimmy) died following a long illness borne with great dignity, fortitude and character in the wonderful care of the Galway Hospice and surrounded by his loving family. Pre-deceased by his parents John and Margaret (née Varley), brother Tom (USA) and sisters Mary, Peg and Patricia Doran.


Deeply mourned and always loved by his devoted wife Dolores (née Naughton) and by his much-loved children, David and his wife Niamh (Tullykyne, Moycullen), John and his wife Bernadette (Gort-na-Bró, Rahoon), and by Claire and her husband Conor McManus (Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare).  Very sadly missed also  by  his adoring grandchildren Senan, Aoibhín, Katie, Lauren, Sadie, Colm, Seán and Páidí, his faithful sister Ann and caring brothers John (Ballinlough, Cork)  and William (Connecticut,  USA),  brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, neighbours and many friends.


Reposing at his home on Cappagh Road (H91YC9H) from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on this Wednesday, 11 October.  Removal to St. Joseph’s Church, Presentation Road on Thursday, 12 October, to arrive for Requiem Mass at 11 a.m.  Following Mass Jimmy will be laid to rest in Rahoon Cemetery.


Livestream link for Mass:  Here


No flowers please, memorial donations, if desired, to the Galway Hospice Foundation  Link:  Here


For you know that we dealt with each of you

 as a father deals with his own children,

encouraging, comforting and urging you

 to live lives worthy of God,

who calls you into his kingdom and glory.”


Book of Condolence:  If you would like to leave a message of sympathy for the family,  please find the online book of condolence below.   Thank you for your thoughtfulness at this time.

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  1. So Sad to hear of Jimmy’s passing we had some good times and some great nights with Martin Murtagh and my husband John He will be sadly missed by his wife and family RIP

  2. Sad to hear of Jimmy’s passing.Fought a long Battle with Illness.Always Jovial and good humoured will be missed .RIP Jim.

  3. Deepest sympathy to all of Jimmy’s family and relatives. May Jimmy’s gentle soul rest in peace.