Death Notices

John James (JJ) Higgins

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Graigueachullaire, Dunmore, Galway

Peacefully after a brave struggle in the kind and gentle care of the staff at the Claddagh Ward, GUH, with his loving partner and a good friend by his side. Much loved and sadly missed by his partner Monique, his sister Angela, his nieces Mary, Therese and Breege, his nephew Joseph, their spouses Declan, Paddy, Barry and Bernie, his grand nieces and grand nephews and his cousins. Also sadly missed by his many friends, neighbours and extended family.


A strong and gentle man, firmly connected to family and community.

May He Rest In Peace.


JJ will be reposing at Glynn’s Funeral home, High St., Tuam on Tuesday evening (23 January) from 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm followed by removal to The Church of Our Lady and St Nicholas, Dunmore. Funeral Mass on Wednesday at 11.00 am followed by burial at Kilcloony Cemetery, Milltown. Mass will be available to view live at


Family flowers only, donations, if desired, to Cancer Research Charities.

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  1. Deepest sympathy to Monique and all JJ’s family,a true gentleman and good neighbour ,my prayers and thoughts are with you,may he rest in peace.

  2. Kirrane family, Ballymote Road, Tuam extend our condolences to Angela and her family on the passing of JJ. Rest in peace.

  3. A beautiful kind gentleman.Rest in heavenly peace.