The funeral of Jimmy Drumgoole took place on Sunday morning in Reaghstown where family and friends were given the opportunity to say goodbye to a much loved figure in the local community – a son, brother, husband, father, uncle, friend and much loved member of the wider community.
Jimmy passed away peacefully at St. Christopher’s Hospice in Cavan last Thursday after a long battle with illness. A hugely popular figure in the area, he is survived by his mother Kathleen, sisters Catherine and Rose, brother Ollie, children Liam, Cait, Marianna and James and partner Marta as well as a large extended family and close group of friends.
Known to many for his work with Westerns GFC where he served as chairman for a time – in more recent years he had remained on the club committee – Jimmy was also a keen theatre and arts enthusiast and both acted and directed in the Aclint Drama Group.
More recently, he had a starring role in the locally produced Wild Goose Lodge movie. Writing on Facebook, producer Willie Martin wrote, “It is with great sadness that the cast and crew of the Wild Goose Lodge Movie have learned of the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Jimmy Drumgoole, after a long and courageous battle with illness.
“Jimmy was a key member of the Wild Goose Lodge team from the start and was instrumental in bringing the movie to fruition. Not only did he give an outstanding performance as ‘Covey’ in the film, his positivity and enthusiasm were inspirational to everyone involved. With his wit, charm and good humour, it was always a pleasure to be in Jimmy’s company.
“We extend our sincere sympathy to Jimmy’s family at this sad and difficult time. Farewell Jimmy, you will be greatly missed. May you rest in peace.”
Jimmy’s funeral took place at St Malachy’s Church in Reaghstown on Sunday morning before his burial in Reaghstown cemetery.