Singer Daniel’s mother dies

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THE funeral of Daniel O’Donnell’s mother will take place in Kincasslagh at 1pm on Tuesday.

Tributes have been flowing in following her passing at Dungloe Community Hospital in the early hours of Sunday morning.


Julia (94) passed away at 3.50am and had been in hospital for a number of days after taking ill last week. The remains were removed from McGlynn’s Funeral Parlour at 4pm yesterday to the family home in Kincasslagh for waking.

The funeral at St Mary’s Kincasslagh will be one of the biggest ever seen in the area. Julia, was arguably the best known mother in the world and a regular attender at Daniel’s concerts.

A heartbroken Daniel posted a message on his Facebook account announcing his mother’s passing.
“It is with great sadness that we have to announce that our dear mother Julia passed away peacefully in the loving care of the staff of Dungloe Hospital surrounded by her family at Sunday at 3.50am.

“My siblings John, Margaret, Kathleen, James and myself would like to thank you all for the kindness shown to her down through the years.

“May her gentle soul rest in peace,” he said.


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