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Patrick (Paddy) Whelan

WHELAN, Patrick (Paddy) (Tulla-Hill and late of St. Brendan’s C.N.U., Loughrea and formerly of Dunsandle Railway Station, Kiltulla, Athenry, Co. Galway) - February 16, 2021 (peacefully), at UHG,  beloved brother of Theresa, Marie, Noreen, T.J. and stepbrother Mick, pre-deceased by his younger brother John, his mother and father; sadly missed by his nieces and nephews Ashling, Sophie, James, Aaron, David and Craig, grandnieces and grandnephews, his brothers-in-law Gerry, Hugh, Val, his sister-in-law Bernie, relatives, neighbours and many friends.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.  In line with current guidelines, a private family funeral will take place with the celebration of Requiem Mass in Loughrea Cathedral today (Friday February 19, 2021) at 12 noon. Paddy’s Funeral Mass will be streamed online at or at  After Mass, we will take Paddy on his final journey to the family grave in Newcastle West to rest alongside his father, mother, younger brother John, his grandparents, uncles and aunts. The Whelan family would like to express their sincere thanks to all those who cared for Paddy throughout his life, in particular the staff at Tulla House and St. Brendan's Loughrea and to the team at UHG who cared for Paddy in his final days.