UPDATE: Funeral arrangements confirmed for Packie Tourish, Manorcunningham

Many tributes paid to popular Donegal man

Packie Tourish

The late Packie Tourish

The death of Packie Tourish, Moneyhaughley, Manorcunningham, has evoked a real sense of sadness among all who knew him.

Funeral cortege leaving Packie's late residence on St. Patrick’s Day, Wednesday, March 17 at 11.15am travelling via the Orchard Football Pitch, through Manorcunningham Village and down the Noughs, going to St. Columba’s Church Cemetery, Drumoghill for Interment.

Requiem Mass for Packie will be arranged at a later date.

Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu of flowers, if desired, to ALONE, Donegal Branch c/o any family member.

In compliance with Government and HSE guidelines and at the family’s request, house and cemetery strictly private to immediate family only please.


Packie died in Letterkenny University Hospital on Monday. A much loved and hugely popular man, he was known all around Donegal, having spent his working life with Donegal County Council. He worked in the old council offices on Letterkenny’s High Road, and also in the tax office in Lifford.


He will also be remembered for his love of sport, particularly football. Since his passing many tributes have been paid, with former players and managers recalling Packie’s contribution to the game in this county. A highly respected referee, he officiated at League of Ireland level.
He was also a great community man. He loved his family, and loved a song, and a dance.
Pre-deceased by baby daughter Mary, son Damian and sister Mary Teresa Shields, Packie will be deeply missed by loving wife Mamie, sons Paul, Enda and Jarlath, daughter Sharon, sister Ann Bradley, Bomany, Letterkenny, grandchildren, daughters-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and a wide circle of family, friends and neighbours. 

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