Very Reverend Canon Kevin Earley
Retired Parish Priest of Frenchpark and Ballinagare, Co. Roscommon and formerly of Summerhill College, Sligo and Ballymoe, Co. Galway - June 10th 2020 - peacefully at Drumderrig Nursing Home, Boyle, surrounded by his family.

Deeply mourned by his sister-in-law Gretta, nephew Kevin, relatives, Bishop Kevin Doran and the priests, religious and people of the diocese of Elphin, former colleagues and students and a wide circle of friends.

Requiescat In Peace.

Canon Earley will lie in private repose at The Sharkey Funeral Home, Frenchpark.

Removal to St. Asicus’ Church, Frenchpark on Saturday arriving for a 12 noon Concelebrated Mass of the Resurrection followed by interment in Oran cemetery, (via Ballymoe), however due to the current situation Canon Earley’s Funeral will take place privately.

A Memorial Mass will be offered at a later date.

We thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.

Donations in Memory of Canon Earley can be made to Frenchpark Altar society c/o Tom Sharkey & Sons, Funeral Directors.

Canon Earley’s family understand and appreciate that people would like to offer their condolences, we would suggest you use the condolence page below or



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Solas síoraí dá anam dílis
Geraldine Waldron (nee Casey Ballymoe)
Sincere condolences to the Earley family and relatives. Cannon Kevin went to school with my late father Martin Casey and they always kept that friendship down throughout the years. I will always be grateful to him for his kindness to my Dad in the weeks leading up to his death, he called on more than one occasion to see and visit with him.
I will always remember Cannon Kevin’s hearty laugh and his beautiful booming voice. May his gentle soul rest in peace.

Tommy & Anne Nee ( nee O Brien )
To Gretta and Kevin may God comfort you at this sad time with the passing of Cannon Kevin may his gentle soul rest in peace. Many good memories of Kevin during my time working with the family, rest in peace Kevin.
My heartfelt condolences to Fr Kevin's family and friends. Very well known among the Holy Ghost missionaries in Kimmage Manor, Dublin for his friendship and generosity. He will be sadly missed. May he Rest in Peace.
Albert & Catherine Cornwall
Kevin was an absolute gentleman. Condolences to his family. May his gentle soul rest in peace.
Robbie and Sarah Flynn
Sincere sympathy to Greta and Kevinon the death of canon Kevin rip
Cuffe family, Ballymoe
Sincere sympathy to Gretta and Kevin on the death of Fr Kevin. May his gentle soul rest in peace.
Colm Loftus
So sad that Kevin has passed He taught me in Summerhill and I was so grateful to have had an opportunity to meet with him in Drumderrig NH over the past few days He was a wonderful man and had a huge influence on many lives Thank you Canon Kevin Your family should feel very proud

Olive O'Donnell (Bruen)
Condolences to all of Canon Earley's family. Treasured memories of his humour and understanding. May he now rest in Peace. Gerry & Olive O'Donnell

Willie and Sheila Broderick in brackloon ballyhaunis
Deepest sympathy to. Gretta and all the family. May he rest in peace.
paddy gillooly
deepest sympathy on the passing of father kevin a pure gentleman may he rest in peace
Desmond Groarke
On behalf of the Dolan family of Ballymoe, deepest sympathy for Gretta and Kevin. Fr. Kevin was a loving man, a gifted teacher, and an exuberance of joy.
Myra & Michael Donnellan
Deepest sympathy to the family at the passing of Canon Early may he rest in peace a man on knowledge and a great conversationali st