Death Notices

Professor Patrick McArdle

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Taylor’s Hill, formerly Ardilaun Road, Newcastle, Galway City, Galway / Drogheda, Louth

Formerly of Drogheda, Co. Louth. On January 2, 2024 Patrick (Pat) died at home, unexpectedly and peacefully in the care of his family. Beloved husband of Aideen. Pat was a much loved husband, father, grandfather, brother, relative, friend, teacher and mentor.


Deeply mourned by his wife and children; Orla and her husband Ronan, Eoin and his wife Aoife, Aideen Óg and her partner Noel, grandchildren Brendan, Patrick and Ethan, siblings Jim, Paul, Tom, Peter, Breege, Margaret, Mary and Jackie, their families, the McInerney family, and friends. Mourned too by colleagues and students at the University of Galway, where as Professor of Inorganic Chemistry he found great joy in teaching and research.


Reposing at the O’Flaherty Funeral Parlour, Munster Avenue, Galway (H91V1K8) on Friday afternoon, January 5, from 3.30 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. Removal from his home on Saturday morning to arrive at St. Joseph’s Church, Presentation Road, H91 YA30 in advance of a Requiem Mass therein at 11 a.m. Livestream link for Mass: Following Mass Pat will be laid to rest in Rahoon Cemetery.


Ar dheis  go raibh a anam dílis.


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  1. It was with deep sadness that i heard of Pat’s death. He was a great teacher, guide, friend and mentor to me. He shared his passion and joy of chemistry freely and he made a great difference to many.

  2. Pat was a hero of mine not just in Chemistry but in college affairs.
    Jim Cotter , who was a Senior Technical Officer in Inorganic Chemistry, with Professor Pat McArdle.