Very Reverend Canon Michael Joyce
Retired Parish Priest of Curry, Swinford and Bohola, formerly of St Patrick's College, Swinford and St. Nathy's College Ballaghaderreen - peacefully at Mayo University Hospital, Castlebar after a short illness.

Son of the late Jennie and Michael Joyce Providence Road, Foxford.

Predeceased by his brothers Walter and Anthony.
Deeply mourned by his sister Eleanor McGuinness (Ballisodare), Tommie (Foxford), sisters-in-law Marie (Foxford), Phil (Dublin), nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, Bishop Paul Dempsey, Priests and Religious, Parishioners, former colleagues, students and a wide circle of friends.

Rest in Peace Canon Michael

Removal from Clarkes Funeral Home, Foxford on Thursday at 2 o’clock via Providence Road; Chapel Road and Bohola village to arrive at Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Swinford via Main Street for Funeral Mass at 3 o’clock followed by burial in the Church grounds.

Funeral Mass may be viewed on churchservices.tv/swinford.

 

 

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Frank Johnson , Perth, Western Australia
Deepest sympathy to the Joyce family on Canon Michael’s passing. Fond memories of a devoted teacher at St Mary’s College, Galway in the 60s. May his gentle soul Rest In Peace.
Higgins family. Logcurragh S’ford
With sincere sympathy on the death of Canon Michael. RIP
Anne and Pat McLaughlin Aghamore and Cloonduane
Sincere sympathies to the Joyce family on the death of Canon Michael, May he Rest In Peace.
Maureen Maloney Straide
Sincere sympathy to the Joyce family on the sad passing of Canon Michael Rest In Peace
Teresa Melia
Condolences to the Joyce family and extended family on the passing of Canon Michael, may he rest in peace.
Paddy & Teresa Gallagher, Drumshinnagh, Swinford.
Condolences to the Joyce family on the passing of canon Michael, may he rest in peace.
Martin Rogan, Achonry
Deepest sympathy
Stella O Neill (Morley )
Condolences to the Joyce family on the passing of Canon Joyce. I remember him with fondness as a student in Ballyhaunis and Nathys basketball team would come to play a match and I'd be employed to do the table, the enthusiasm and passion he had for the game, left me in awe, both he and Fr. Johnston were incredible coaches, but also great character's and had a great bond with the team .RIP no doubt ye already have a team picked in heaven.
Mattie and Margaret Brennan Rhue,Tubbercurry.
Saddened to hear of the death of Canon Joyce. We extend our sympathy to his sister,brother, extended family,Bishop Dempsey,Fr.Dermot and the priests of Achonry diocese. Canon Joyce is fondly remembered as a sincere and gifted priest who gave so generously of his time and talents in the service of others. Privileged to meet and chat with him and he never forgot his former parishioners. Rest In eternal peace Canon Joyce.
Veronica Damien Woods
Condolences to family of Cannon Joyce. Cannon Joyce was a kind and gentleman much loved in Bohola he will be very much missed
John & Fiona Honan, Charlestown
Sincere sympathy to the Joyce family on the sad passing of Canon Michael Joyce, may he rest in peace
Maxine Doherty
My deepest sympathy to the Joyce family.....My prayers and thoughts are with you all...
Veronica Reddinton
Sincere sympathy to the joyce family on the passing of canon michael joyce May he rest in peace
JP & Eileen Halligan Cullane Swinford
Sincere sympathy to all the Joyce family on the passing of Canon Michael may he rest in peace
Thomas and Muriel McNicholas, Kiltimagh
Sincere sympathy to the Joyce family on the death of Canon Michael. R.I.P.
Patricia and Martin Kelly, Coolcronan, Foxford.
Sincere sympathy to the Joyce Family, extended family and to the Priests and Bishop Paul of Achonary on the death of Canon Michael. May his gentle soul rest in peace.
Peter & Noreen Geraghty Meelick
Suncere sympathy to the Joyce family on the death of Canon Michael he enjoyed the simple things in life a game of football a game of cards and a table quiz and was a great supporter of our part of Swinford parish our church community centre and our school it was a pleasure to have known a happy and holy man kind and generous he will rest in peace .
Karena Reddington and Family
Sincere sympathy to cannon Michael family, Fr Dermot Meehan Fellow Priest's. Cannon Michael had a lovely way with people, He said mass with passion, he was always a positive man and will be deeply missed. RIP cannon Michael
Sean and Mary Lavin
Sincere sympathy to Tommie, Marie and all the Joyce family on the death of Fr Michael. A wonderful priest, teacher and sportsman. Go dtuga Dia suaimhneas síoraí dó.
Geraldine and Martin Forde, Holymount
Sincere sympathy to the Joyce family on the death of Father Michael. May he rest in peace.
Philomena Campbell & Family, Meelick, Swinford
RIP Canon Joyce, a lovely priest who will be sadly missed!
Sean Freeman
With sincere sympathy
Norah Cunney.
Sincere sympathy to the Joyce family on the death of Canon Michael. God rest his gentle soul.
Tommy and Maureen Noone Foxford
Sincere symphaty to the Joyce family on the death of Fr Micheal . May he test in peace .
Joe & Frances Mellett
Our sincere sympathy to all the Joyce Family, to Bishop Dempsey, Fr Dermot and all the clergy of the diocese on the passing of Canon Michael. His cheerful and friendly presence will be greatly missed in Swinford. God rest his gentle soul. May God comfort his loved ones in this time of sorrow and grief.
Seamus and Martina O'HARA Swinford
We are deeply saddened by Canon Michael's passing and offer our sincere condolences to all his family, to Fr. Dermot, to Bishop Dempsey and to the priests of the Diocese especially those who served with him.He was much loved and will be sorely missed.Thank you Canon Michael. May you rest in peace.
Christopher Rowley, Cavan
I want to offer my sincere sympathy to the Joyce and McGuinness families on the death of Fr (Canon) Joyce. Those of us who came under his influence and guidance, in the 70's and 80's, he had an immense impact on our lives. Having spent over thirty years in education, I now recognise that Fr Joyce epitomised what it to be a good teacher and minister.

Being from Swinford, I shared many conversations with him over the years. He always had a welcome for past students and remembered the minutest detail of your time in school. His death brings a great sense of sadness, but also gratefulness, that I, and so many others, were fortunate to have known and being guided by him.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílís.

Christopher Rowley

Margaret Fallon & family, Aclare, Co Sligo
Sincere sympathies to the Joyce families on the loss of Canon Michael. May he rest in peace
Noel & caroline Groarke
Our sincere sympathy to the Joyce family on the passing of canon joyce. May he rest in peace
George and Marian Reid. Loughglynn
Sincere Sympathy to The Joyce family on the passing of Canon Michael, may he Rest In Peace.
Anne Gavigan,Aclare.
Condolences to you Eleanor,Tommy and all the Joyce family.I just watched the beautiful funeral Mass for Canon Michael.To quote Bishop Dempsey "An exemplary priest".He served our diocese well.Ar dheis De go raibh se anois.
Gerry & Peggy Lyons Meelick
Ever grateful to the Cacon as he was called for his kindness and encouragement in times of bereavement.....God rest his soul.....
Peter & Kathleen Gallagher Bohola
We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Canon Michael. We have fond memories of his time in Bohola Parish. He was such a lovely interesting priest kind, compassionate and positive. Sincere sympathy to all the Joyce family, Bishop Paul and all his Religious family in Achonry and beyond. May Canon Michael's gentle soul rest in peace.
John & Frances Cahill & family Curry
We were all very sorry to hear of Canon Michael passing may his soul rest in peace . Sympathy to all his extended family .
Shane & Rita Campbell
Deepest sympathies to the Joyce Family , friends and colleagues. He was a lovely gentleman. May he Rest in Peace.
Pat and Gertie
May Michael rest in peace. My deepest sympathy to all his family. I played cards with him a many a time.
Denis and Roisin O'Boyle, Claremorris
Sincere sympathy to the Joyce family on the death of Canon Michael. May he Rest in Peace.
Fionnuala Nealon Foxford
I was so sorry to hear of Canon Joyce's death. He was a lovely man who always had time for a chat and with a smile on his face. I have particularly fond memories of him down on his hunkers talking to pre school children,taking the conversation very seriously! May he rest in peace. Sincere condolences to the Joyce family ,Bishop Paul , fellow priests and all his parishioners
Gerry , Alice and McIntyre family, Curry.
Sincere sympathy to the Joyce family on the death of Fr Michael, may he rest in peace
Tom and Eileen Mahon
Sincere condolences to Michael's family, may he rest in peace
Aiden Rosaline Horkan Swinford
So sorry to hear of the death of Canon Michael Joyce. Our deepest sympathy to the Joyce Family and all the extended family on their sad loss. May his noble soul rest in peace.
Michael A McDonnell, Edmond Oklahoma USA.
So sorry to hear of his passing. Recently communicated with him. Michael was a lovely man who was compassionate and kind. I recall during an internal league game of football I played center forward and he was center back on the opposing team. On a run through he hit me hard. Afterward he came up to me and said he was sorry, although it was a fair hit and part of the game. Once when I stopped by to see him during his tenure at St Nathy’s he remembered that event many years ago. He was a good athlete and gave back to sport with his excellent coaching skills, for which he will be remembered. Sorry we never met again. RIP.
Liam and Caroline Thornton
Deepest sympathy to the Joyce family on the passing of Canon Michael, our thoughts are with you, may he rest in peace.
Pádraic & Patricia Cafferty
Sincere sympathy to the Joyce family and fellow priests on the sad loss of Canon Michael Joyce.
We were very privileged to have him as our PP in Curry for many years ,he was a very caring and parishioner driven man .May he rest in peace.

Moore family market Street swinfird
Sincere Smpathy to the Joyce family. Cannon Micheal was a great man he will be missed May his Gentle Soul Rest in Peace
Tom and Mary Walsh
We were so sorry to hear of the death of Fr Joyce , as we knew him , when he was in Curry-Moylough.
We have fond memories of the seven years he spent with us and greatly appreciate what he brought to the parish. He certainly practiced what he preached. May his gentle soul Rest In Peace

Frances Gilmore
Sincere sympathy to the family of Fr Michael.on his sad passing .and to the Bishop and priests of the diocese...May his kind soul rest in peace and may you all be comforted at this time ...
Michael & Mary Lynskey Sinc
Deepest sympathy to the Joyce family on the sad passing of Cannon Michael a wonderful priest and a true gentleman,he will be sadly missed,may his gentle soul rest in peace.
Tina Coakley Kilkelly
My deepest sympathy to all Fr Michael’s family you are in my thoughts and prayers. May Fr Michael’s gentle soul rest in peace
Geraldine Ruane Foxford
Sincere condolences to all the Joyce family & friends on the sad passing on Canon Michael. He was a kind friendly man always had time to chat with a lovely smile.May his gentle soul rest in peace.
Bridie Ruane & Family Meelick Swinford
Sincere condolences to all the family & friends on the sad passing of Canon Michael Joyce.He was a very kind caring gentleman. He will be truly missed all.May he rest in peace.
Christina Conway and family kinaffe
Sincere sympathy to the joyce family on the death of canon fr joyce, was absolutely gentle man. Condolences to all the family at this sad time may he RIP AMEN
Bridie Molloy
Condolences to the family and friends of Canon Michael Joyce. May his gentle soul rest in peace.
Eamon & Ann Molloy
Deepest sympathy to the family of Canon Michael. May his gentle soul rest in peace
Jim Kilgallon
Sincere condolences to the Joyce family on the passing of canon Michael may he rest in peace
padraic filan bohola
great priest deepest sympathy
Gabriel and Finola Lavin and Family
Sincere sympathy to Tommie,Eleanor, Marie,Phil and all the Joyce and McGuinness families and friends on the death of Canon Michael.Praying for you and all his friends in the religious life. Grateful memories of the joyful,turf-lit guard of honour into Foxford after his ordination; a teak-tough football coach who,after playing against him in training, had you well ready for the toughest contest; a gentle priest who ,with little time could built a wonderful rapport with groups of teenage students on Retreat ; a humble person of prayer , many talents and forever friendliness ; and a certain saint who is gone straight Up to meet Walter,Anthony and Stephen faster than any Volkswagen or Toyota engine could take him. May his gentle soul Rest in Peace. Amen.
Paul& Isabel Gallagher
Sincere condolences to all Canon Micheal’s family, may he rest in the peace of The Lord.
Canon Michael will be greatly missed. Such a lovely, friendly & gentle man. Always a smile & a word for everyone, especially children.

Martin and Margaret Lyons .
Our deepest sympathy to the Joyce family at this sad time.May Canon Michaels soul Rest In Peace. He will be sadly missed by many.
The Foote Family Swinford
Deepest Sympathy to the Joyce Family on passing of Canon Michael. May He Rest in Peace
Kevin & Breege Colleran, Curry
We are saddened to hear of Fr. Joyce's death; we remember him with great fondness from his time in our parish. It was always a joy to meet him. We offer our condolences to Fr. Michael's family, and to all who mourn this kind and sincere gentleman. Rest peacefully Fr. Joyce.
James and Nora Whelan
Thank you for your great service to the community and to the church, Rest in Peace, Cannon Michael

Helen Gallogly & family
Sincere sympathy to Canon Michael's family & his fellow priests... Sadly missed.
Seamus & Catherine Maloney
Sincere Condolences to the family of Canon Michael. May he rest in peace.
Martin and Ann Byrne,Bohola.
Deepest sympathy to the Joyce family on the death of Canon Michael, may he rest in peace,.
Michael Cosgrave & family Belass
Deeply saddened to hear of Canon Joyce’s passing. A good friend and wonderful priest. Thinking of all his family today and pray for them. May he rest in peace.
Maura Lavin & family, Meelick
We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Canon Michael. We have fond memories of his time in Meelick and Swinford. He was such a lovely interesting man and a regular visitor to our house. Sincere sympathy to all the Joyce family, Bishop Paul and all his Religious family in Achonry and beyond. May Canon Michael's gentle soul rest in peace.
Tom treacy. Main Street Ballinrobe co mayo
Fond memories of great nights playing badminton great sports man. Deepest sympathy to the family and many friends. May his gentle soul rest in peace
Margaret Owens, Cloonaughill.
Sincere Condolences to the Joyce Family on the passing of Canon Michael. May he rest in peace.
Michael & Sylvia Neary
We were deeply saddened to hear of Canon Michael's passing. Our condolences to Eleanor, Tommy & Marie, Phil & Family, all his nieces and nephews. Fond memories of Fr Michael as a youngster playing football with him in Foxford. Such a gentleman. May his gentle soul rest in peace.
Anne and Mark Doyle Swinford
Deepest sympathies to Canon Michael's family. May he RIP.
M J Convey & Family
Condolences to the Joyce Family on the sad loss of Canon Michael may he Rest in Peace
Yvonne Caine
Deepest sympathy to the Joyce family and friends, Canon Joyce was a wonderful person and had the kindest heart. He had such a positive impact on Curry parish and created a great sense of community which provided such wonderful childhood memories. He will dearly missed by myself and my family. May his kind soul rest in peace.
Fr. Tom Grufferty
Michael always had a warm welcome which was much appreciated. May he rest in peace. Sympathy and prayers to the Joyce Family.
Martin and Therese Hennigan and family
Sincere sympathy to all the family of Canon Michael. He was a lovely priest and a gentleman to meet. He always smiled and had time to talk and remembered all the family. May he rest in peace.
Nathy and Kathleen Neary
We wish to offer our sincere condolences to all the Joyce family on the death of cannon Michael Joyce. May his gentle soul rest in peace.
Martin & Annie McNeela
Deepest sympathy to the family of Canon Michael. May his gentle soul rest in peace
Jimmy Coleman
Fond memories of Fr Micheal in St Nathys May He rest in peace Always a smile Rest In Peace Fr Micheal
Caitriona Doyle
May you Rest in Peace Canon Joyce. You were a valued Parish Priest in Bohola. Condolences to your family. Sorry for your loss. God Bless you all.
Noel & Christine Barry (Killasser)
We wish to express our deepest sympathy to family of Cannon Michael.
May he rest in peace.

Muldowney family carnacull midield
Sincere sympathy to the family of fr joyce, a gentlan he was & always a smile on his face, will b sadly missed in the midfield & swinford area, rip fr joyce,
Mairead and Brian Gallagher, Rinnaney
Deepest Sympathy to the Joyce Family on the passing of Canon Michael. May he Rest in Peace .
Pa Costello, Foxford
Sincerest Sympathy to the Joyce Family on the passing of Canon Michael. Rest in Peace
James Hunt Kilmovee
Deepest condolences to the family of Cannon Michael I knew him in St Nathys in the late 1960s and found him to be a gentleman good teacher and a good friend May Canon Michael rest in peace as I offer my condolences to all the bereaved
Richella O Connor
Deepest sympathy to Canon Joyce's family. May his gentle Soul Rest in Peace. A true gentleman
Kathleen Callaghan
Deepest sympathy to the family of Canon Michael. May he rest in peace.
Tom/Mary Killilea
Condolences to the Joyce family on the passing of Canon Michael he was a very devout priest and a man of the people,may his gentle soul rest in peace.
John. Delia Gilmore and family foxford
Deepest sympathy to the Joyce family on the passing of canon Michael may he rest in peace
Margaret Mary & Raymond Reddington Pollagh and Ballina
Our deepest sympathy to the Joyce Family on the death of Canon Michael May his gentle Soul rest in Peace
Bríd and Andrew Finn
Our sincere sympathy to all the Joyce family on the Passing of Canon Michael.
I feel privileged to have been taught and coached by such an outstanding Priest and Teacher.
May Canon Michael Rest in Peace.
Andrew Finn

Bernie Mountney and Family. Bohola.
Sincere sympathy to all the Joyce family on the sad loss of Cannon Michael. May his beautiful soul rest in peace.
Sean & Ann Mc Loughlin Ballina Rd Foxford
Sincere sympathy to the Joyce family on the sad passing of Cannon Michael so soon after Tony. May he Rest In Peace.
Vera Mcevoy Toomore
Sincere sympathy to all the Joyce family on the sad passing of Canon Michael.May he rest in peace
Maurice o malley ex nathys
A gentle and carrying teacher,a brilliant bridge player,always new his exstudents,met him on a number of occasions since he left nathys. Rest in peace canon michael.condolences to his family
Nuala nee Dempsey and Richard White
Our deepest sympathy to Eleanor, Tommie and extended Joyce family on the sad loss of Canon Michael.
Rest in Peace Canon Michael.

John and Mary Rita Henry
Sincere sympathy to Canon Joyce's family on his death. We were honoured and blessed to have him as our Parish Priest here in Curry for some years. A wonderfully kind and caring pastor. May his noble soul Rest in Peace.
Gerry Tierney, Castlebar
Very sad to hear of the passing of Fr. Michael. Deepest sympathy to all the Joyce family. It saddens me to be writing these words as it makes it real that he is no longer with us.
As a teacher, a basketball coach, a mentor, a priest, a generous person - he was a legend. He had all this and a lot more.
From my days as a boarder in St. Nathy’s, I have many fond memories of Fr. Michael. The many successful basketball competitions, the basketball week-end trips away, his coaching skills.
His constant all-round words of encouragement, his good humour. His unique way of teaching - making boring subjects interesting, his unique way of making mass less boring for an Oratory full of young lads.
His driving skills were also legendary! I had a few close calls as a passenger that myself and the lads and Fr. Michael himself always laughed about for years after.
To me he was always a friend first, a priest second, he had that unique quality about him.
We have all lost a good friend.

Ollie & Jean Boyle
Deepest Sympathy to the Family of Canon Micheal Joyce on his sudden passing. Rip.
Dr Diarmuid & Annie May McLoughlin
Condolence to the family of the late Canon Michael Joyce .. a great member of Swinford Bridge Club & will be sadly missed by everyone RIP
John and Gretta Henry Curry
Sincere sympathy to the Joyce family on the sad passing of Fr Michael. He was a lovely and friendly man to meet. May he rest in peace.
Chris & Helena Kennedy Curry
Sincere sympathy to the Joyce family on the sad passing of Canon Michael. May he rest in Peace
Tony & AINE MC Gowan laughtadurkan bohola
Sincere sympathy to the Joyce family on the passing of cannon Michael Joyce he was a gentle man may he rest in peace
Mary and Paddy Smyth
Our sincere sympathy to all the Joyce family , to Bishop Dempsey and all the clergy of the diocese on the passing of Canon Michael. His presence will be greatly missed in Swinford. Rest in peace Canon Michael.
Mary Maloney & Family, Swinford
Condolences to the family and friends of Canon Michael Joyce. May his gentle soul rest in peace.
Mary Maloney & family, Swinford
Condolences to the family and friends of Cannon Michael Joyce. May his gentle soul rest in peace.
Eamon and Peggy Mangan
We are so sorry to hear of Canon Michael's passing, sincere sympathy to the Joyce family. May his gentle soul rest in peace.
PADDY AND KATHLEEN FLATLEY
SINCERE SYMPATHY TO ELEANOR ANDFAMILY TOMMIE MARIE ANDFAMILY PHIL ANDFAMILY ON THE DEATH OF CANON MICHAEL MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE
Tony and Noreen Byrne
Sincere sympathy to the Joyce family on the death of Canon Michael. A sincere and true gentleman. He was a great friend of our family. We have fond memories of him in Bohola parish.
May his gentle soul rest in peace.

Michael Shirley Kilcoyne Curry
Sincere sympathy to the Joyce family on the passing of Cannon Michael Joyce. May he rest in peace
Kevin and Catherina Nestor
Deepest sympathy to the Joyce family on the passing of Canon Joyce rip
Canon Andrea and Charles Wills
Our most sincere sympathy to all the Joyce family and Bishop Dempsey and priests of Achonry Diocese on the death of Canon Michael. He was a great friend to us and the Church of Ireland in Foxford.
Michael and Margaret McDonagh Foxford
Sincere sympathy to the Joyce Family on the death of Cannon Michael. May he rest in peace.
Tom & Kathleen Jennings, Cloonaghboy, Swinford
Deepest sympathy to Eleanor, Tommy and the extended Joyce family on the sad passing of your brother. We always enjoyed Fr Michael's company and appreciated his visits. We have many fond memories to remember him by particularly when he joined us to celebrate my 80th a couple of years ago. May he Rest in Peace.
Tony & Mary Deacy
With sincerest sympathy to Tommy, Eleanor, Marie, Phil, Nieces and Nephews on the passing of Cannon Michael Joyce.
He was a real gentleman.
May his gentle soul rest in heavenly peace. He will be greatly & sadly missed in Swinford.

Fr. Michael Flynn, Knockmore
To Eleanor, Tommie and all the Joyce family, my sincere sympathy of the death of Fr Michael. He was a true gentleman, a great friend, a caring and compassionate priest. It was always a delight to meet him or play golf with him. May he rest in peace.
Bobby and mary moran
Deepest sympathy to the joyce family on the death of canon michael may he rest peace
Sr Ethna O'Grady
Sincere sympathy and prayers to Eleanor, Tommy and other members of the Joyce family and also to Bishop Dempsey and all the priests of the diocese on the death of Canon Joyce. May he be welcomed into his new home by he deceased members of his family and friends and enjoy the company of heaven for all eternity.
The Sheahan Family, Circular Road, Swinford
We'd like to offer our sincere sympathy to the Joyce family on the death of Canon Michael. May his gentle soul rest in peace. Our grandmother was Broderick and her family lived on Providence Road. The Sheahan Family.
Jimmie and Deirdre Byrne Bohola .
Sincere sympathy to all the Joyce family on the death of Canon Michael .
Mc Donald family Mount Gordon Castlebar
Deepest sympathy to the family of Cannon Michael Joyce may you rest in peace Cannon Michael
Mick and Mary Doyle
So sorry to hear of the death of Canon Michael Joyce. Our deepest sympathy to the Joyce family and all the extended family on their sad loss. May his gentle soul Rest in Peace

oliver and Roisin Murphy and family Foxford
Sincere condolences are extended to the Joyce Family on the passing of Canon Michael. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time. A much loved pastor, educator and true gentleman, may his gentle soul rest in peace..
Bernard Mary Callaghan
Deepest sympathy to Cannon Michael Joyce family on his sudden death Cannon Michael was very supportive to all the 25 card games .Which were all for charity. He will be sadly missed. May you Rest in Peace Canon Michael.
Paddy Duffy
Condolences to the family of Canon Joyce. Have fond memories of him as my teacher in St. Patrick's.
Paddy Duffy
Warrington, USA

Robert and Agnes Armstrong.
Deepest symphath to. The Joyce family on the death of Cannon Michael he was a few classes ahead of me in Foxford NS school and he could nearly teach the teacher at the time May his sole rest in peace.
Padraic and Loretta Neary.
Sincere sympathy to the Joyce family and especially sister Elanor on the death of a wonderfully kind and gentle man; Canon Michael Joyce. His kindness and gentleness were greatly appreciated as a Prefect in St Nathy's's College by a very timid and fearful first year. Though a formidable bridge player he was a joy to meet ever since. May he rest in peace and enjoy his just reward. Amen.
swinford mass goer
sincere sympathy to cannon Joyce family, Fr Dermot on the passing of a true gentleman , cannon michael had a lovely way with words he was a positive man, he had a word for everyone he met, he will be dearly missed RIP cannon Michael keep a watchful eye on us all bless you
Pat & Annette Clarke, Bohola
Sincere sympathy to all the Joyce family on the passing of Canon Michael. May he rest in peace.
James, Martina Reddington & Family.
Deepest sympathy to all the Joyce family on the passing of Cannon Joyce he was a true Gentleman who celebrated many of our family ceremonies. May he rest in peace.

swinford family
sincere sympathy to cannon joyce family, he was adevoted man to god it was evident in his mass he will
be dearly missed he had a smile that would light up a room a sincere man in the making rest now cannon michael your work is done god bless you always swinford family

Joe & Brenda Clarke .
Deepest Sympathy to the Joyce Family on the death of Canon Michael R.I.P.
PAT & MARGARET MCLEAN BALLYCASTLE
Deepest sympathy to Joyce family on FR. MICHAELS death.. May his gentle soul rest in peace
Eamon & Mary Brogan, Ballina
Sincere condolences to the Joyce family. May he rest in peace.
John & Frances Cahill, Family Curry.
We were all saddened to hear of the death of Fr Michael . Deepest Sympathy to all his extended family . May god rest his soul
Denny and Theresa Convey
Sincere sympathy to all the Joyce family, to Bishop Dempsey all clergy in the diocese especially Fr Dermot .Rest in peace Cannon Joyce it was a pleasure to meet and chat with you
Tom & Susan (nee Clarke), Heneghan Breaffy, Castlebar
Sincere sympathy to the Joyce family on Canon Michael's passing. May he Rest in Peace.
Bernie and John. Ansboro
Deepest condolences to the Joyce and extended family on the death of cannon Joyce, he was such a sincere and gentle person, may his soul rest in peace.
Micksey Clarke, Bohola
Sincere sympathy to Canon Joyce's family. May he Rest in Peace.
Margaret Kelly,Swinford
Sincere Condolences to the Joyce Family on the passing of Canon Michael. May he rest in peace.
Joan King
Deepest sympathy to the Joyce family on the loss of Canon Michael. He was a kind and understanding manager when I served as principal in Kinaffe N.S.. I later counted him as a friend. He was always a true Christian and will be missed by many. God rest you Canon Michael.
Patsy & Ger Noone Castlebar & Claremorris
Sincere sympathy to Fr Michael’s family. Lovely memories from our basketball days. May he Rest In Peace
Michael & Mary Tierney, Swinford.
Sincere sympathy to the family of Canon Joyce and to priests of the diocese. He was a wonderful person. He will be missed. May he rest in peace.
T.J. & Noreen Kelly. Midfield.
Sincere condolences to the Joyce family on the passing of Canon Michael. May his gentle soul rest in peace.
Tom and Sally Fahy Dunmore
Deepest sympathies to the Joyce family on Fr. Michaels death.It was an enriching experience to have known and worked alongside him for a long number of years.May he rest in peace.
Martina, Darren and Alan Mc Loughlin Midfield, Swinford
Sincere condolences to the Joyce family on the passing of Canon Michael. He was a very kind , caring and compassionate priest and he will be missed by all who knew him. Thank you for your ministry and for your lovely sermons and prayers at the end of mass. Rest In Peace Canon Michael.
Johnny and Margaret Moore, Ardacarra, Bohola
Sincere sympathy to the Joyce family on the death of Canon Joyce. May he rest in peace.
Patricia & Noel Enright Moylough.
Sincere sympathy to all of the Joyce family on the sad passing of Canon Micheal,
May he rest in peace.

Marie & Matt Duggan Swinford
Our most Sincere Sympathies to the Joyce Family on Canon Michael's Passing, May his Gentle Soul Rest in Peace
Maureen @ John Hennigan Curry
Our sincere sympathy to Tommie and all of the Family , Fr Michael visited Mother here all the time when he was in Curry so nice to come in to visit , she always looked for his visits , A Fine Man of the Cloth was Fr Michael, May You Rest in Peace ..
Foote family Swinford.
Rest in peace canon Michael!
Willie a Mgt Duffy bohola
Condolence t canon Michael Joyce family on a great loss may hi Rest In Peace
Tommy and Bridie Reidy, Crossmolina
Heartfelt sympathies to Tommie, Marie Eleanor nieces nephews. Bishop Dempsey priests and former colleagues of Canon Michael. May he rest in peace.
Eoghan O Cionnaith.Beal Atha na Muice.
Ba mhaith liom comhbhron a dheanamh leis an gclann Seoigheach. Sagart deas, cneasta agus craifeach ab ea an Canonach Mícheál a rinne a dhicheall I gconai ar son phobal De.

Ba mhaith liom comhbhron a dheanamh le clann Mhichil.Sagart deas,cneasta agus craifeach ab ea an Canonach Mícheál.Solas na bhFlaitheas go raibh aige.

Lyn Jones McManamon
Condolence to all of the Joyce family on the death of Cannon Michael.
May he rest in peace.

Kevin Molloy & all the Molloy family Carracastle, Bohola
Deepest sympathy to Canon Michael's family. May he rest in peace.
Cllr Neil Cruise & family.
Sincerest sympathies to the Joyce family, Bishop Dempsey and the clergy of the diocese, on Canon Michael's passing. May his gentle soul Rest in Peace.
Neil, Carmel Cruise & family

Patricia Campbell
Deepest sympathy to Canon Michael's family and his colleagues. He was a perfect gentleman and always had a kind word for everyone privileged to know him. He will be sadly and greatly missed in Swinford. May he be rewarded in heaven for all his goodness. Rip Patricia Campbell
Meelick

John Mary Kelly family midfild
Deepest sympathy to the Joyce family's on the death of canon Michael and to his nieces and nephews and fellow priests he was a lovely caring spiritual gentleman he will be missed by all that new him may he rest in peace
Pat Moore, Kieran and Kelly, Swinford.
So Sad that Our much loved Friend and Cannon has Passed. I worked for Cannon Michael for Several years, in the Church House and Church. He loved telling old stories about Handball and football, A Real Priest a True Gentleman .A man who was always willing to stop and listen a great man to offer Support and Encouragement. He was loved and will be fondly Remembered by all who's Lives he Touched, RIP Cannon Michael. Sincere Sympathy to All the Joyce Family.
Rose Reddington, Bohola.
My sincere sympathy to the joyce family on the very sad passing of Canon Michael. Was a dear Lovely man. May he Rest in Peace.
Pat and Ann Kirrane, Callow, Foxford
Sincere sympathy to Tommie and the extended Joyce family on the death of Canon Michael. May he Rest in Peace.
Vincent and Mary Hall
Condolences to all the Joyce Family on the passing of Canon Michael.
May his gentle soul rest in peace.

Fr Martin Jennings
I offer sincere condolences to the Joyce family, Tommie, Marie, Eleanor, Phil, nieces and nephews on the death of Fr. Michael. It was my privilege to have been taught by him and to have worked with him in St. Nathy’s College. He was always energetic and enthusiastic in his approach to his students and the subject at hand. He had great warmth for his students and parishioners. Fr. Michael had a prayerful and spiritual approach to life. He had a great interest in sport and games and above all an ability to analyse the opponents strategy and counteract it. He coached the skills required to play well and often epic games were won from the sidelines. He will be in my thoughts and prayers. Go raibh leaba aige i measure na Naomh
Martin, Mary and family. Lislackagh, Swinford
Our sincere condolences to Canon Michael Joyce's family and many friends. He was such a nice and friendly person, who enjoyed the chat when in his company. He will be missed. May he rest in peace.
Joe Walsh, Tubbercurry
So sorry to hear of Cannon Michaels death. I have known him since we were students in St. Nathy's and our contined to cross in Curry and Clonaugh playing 25. We wil sorely miss his company but it might leave a few decent cards for the rest of us. Rest in Peace Michael. Joe Walsh, Tubbercurry
John and Theresa O'Neill Tullinacurra Swinford
Sincere sympathy to all the Joyce family, on the death of Canon Michael, we have fond memories of the Canon Michael. May he rest in peace.
TJ and Betty Bohola
Sincere sympathy to the Joyce family on the death of Canon Michael. May his gentle soul rest in peace.
Seamus and Teresa O'Grady Ballyvary
Sincere sympathy to Tommy and the Joyce family on the sad death of Canon Michael. RIP.
Dolores & Seamus Mc Gowan. Callow
4 hours 22 minutes
Our deepest sympathy to Eleanor and Tommy Joyce and their Family’s on the death of Cannon Michael. May he Rest In Peace.

The Clarke Family
Deepest sympathy to Eleanor, Tommy and the extended Joyce family on the sudden passing of our dear friend. Fr Michael was a very special part of our family for many years through good times and bad. We are so thankful for his friendship, kindness, support and loyalty and we have many fond memories to remember him by. In memories there is comfort, in time there is peace. We are heartbroken with this news so soon after Anthony and Stephen. Thinking and praying for you all at this very sad time.

“And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying.
There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”
Rev. 21:4

The Clarke Family
Ballaghaderreen

Michael and Frances Walkin Ballina
Our deepest sympathy to the Joyce family on the passing of Canon Michael may he rest in peace
Mary, Robert, Megan and Anna Gillespie, Foxford
Sincere condolences to all the family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Mangan Family, Riverside, Foxford
Sincere condolences to the all the Family on the passing of Canon Michael. May he rest in peace.
Maureen McHugh and Family Galway
Deepest Sympathy on the loss of Cannon Micheal Joyce.RIP.
Della Martin Mannion Swinford
To all Cannon Michael family & fellow priests So sorry to hear of his passing May his gentle soul rest in peace He was a kind generous & sincere man Loved his special prayers at the end of mass
Mc Mc. Nulty Family Lisbawn Swinford
Deepest sympathy to The Joyce Family on the death of Canon. Michael May he rest in peace
Bernie and Mary O'Hara, Galway
Sincere sympathy to all relatives and friends of Canon Michael. It was always a pleasure to meet him, a lovely man with a great social conscience. In addition to his work as a priest and educator, he made a big contribution to sport, especially Gaelic football and basketball. Mayo GAA has lost a great supporter. He was a member of the St Nathy's senior team that won the All-Ireland Colleges' title on 14 April 1957. Indeed, his last condolence message here was a lovely tribute just six weeks ago for his colleague on that team, Pádraig Maye from Aclare.
Suaimhneas síoraí da anam uasal.

Mary and Aiden Barrett Swinford
Sincere sympathy to the Joyce family on the death of Canon Michael. He was a reverent and considerate man and also a great communicator. Remember his frequent first Friday calls to the house always with a kind word for all.
Philip and Angela Moore meelick
Sincere sympathy to the Joyce family on the sad passing of Canon Michael you will be missed Canon Michael from our bridge nights games of 25 and dinnertime chats in the gateway Hotel it was a pleasure to have known you rip Canon Michael.
Louis, /Bernie Mcnulty
Sincere sympathy to the Joyce Family and relatives on the passing of Canon Michael. May he rest in peace.
Breeda Mulkearns
Sincere sympathy to the Joyce family on the death of Canon Joyce. He was a true gentleman and always lovely to meet at the bridge table! May his gentle soul rest in peace.
Mai and Tommie Kennedy
Condolences to you Eleanor and Tommie and to his extended family on Fr. Michael's death. Such a lovely man. He was my school manager for some years. May he rest peacefully.
Carmel O Brien (Bohola)
Condolences to all the family. Sorry for your loss.
Teresa and david flaherty and family.
Most deepest sympathy to all the family , relatives . Such a sad loss he will be missed. Rest in peace dear friend canon Michael joyce.
Joe & Anne Mangan, Callow, Foxford
Sincere condolences to the Joyce Family on the passing of Canon Michael. May he rest in peace.
Mary Mulligan, Swinford
Sincere sympathy to the Joyce family on the passing of Cannon Michael, may he rest in peace.
Sr Mary Leavey Swinford
Deepest sympathy to Eleanor & the extended Joyce families and also to Bishop Paul Dempsey & priests of Achonry Diocese on the sad passing of Canon Michael. May the Lord now reward him for his many years of faithful service. RIP
James and Bridie Giblin
Deepest sympathy on the death of Fr. Michael. He was much loved by all in Curry Parish and we were privileged to have him for some years. May he Rest In Peace.
Tommy and Ann Coleman
Sincere sympathy to the Joyce family on the passing of Canon Michael. May he rest in peace.
John and Ruth Burke Bohola
Sincere condolences to all the Joyce family on the passing of Canon Michael Joyce. May he rest in peace.
Tommy and Bridie Reidy Crossmolina,
Deepest condolences to Tommie Marie, Eleanor nieces nephews, Bishop Dempsey priests and former colleagues of Canon Michael, may he rest in peace,
Willie and Breege O’Hara
Deepest sympathy to the extended Joyce family on the loss of Fr. Michael. Thinking especially of Tommy and Marie and family here in Foxford as Fr. Michael played such a huge role in your lives. May his kind, gentle soul Rest In Peace.
Rose Reddington Bohola
Sincere sympathy to the Joyce family on the sad passing of Canon Michael a Lovely man May he Rest in Peace.
Eileen and Declan Goldrick & family
Sincere sympathy to all the Joyce family on the death of Canon Michael. We all have great memories of his warmth and kindness while here in Bohola..he was truly a great priest. May his gentle soul rest in peace.
Michael & Mary O’Brien & Family Treenduff
Sincere sympathy to Joyce family on the passing of Canon Michael
He was a great Priest and teacher
May he Rest In Peace

Kathleen and Michael Campbell
Our deepest sympathies to the Joyce family on the passing of Fr Michael, he was a great priest, and it was always lovely to meet and talk with him over the years. He loved his football, both Swinford and Mayo, and he never gave up hope of bringing Sam home to Mayo.
Johnny and Margaret Moore, Ardacarra, Bohola
Sincere sympathy to the Joyce family on the death of Canon Joyce. May his soul rest in peace.
Sean & Mary Gaffney, Belass, Foxford
Deepest sympathy to all the Joyce Families. May his soul rest in peace.
Rose Walsh. Bohola
So sad to hear of Canon Michaels death, fond memories of him when parish priest here in Bohola. Sincere sympathy to his family, rest in peace Canon Michael.
Marion and Tom Rice. Clooneen. Bohola
Sincere condolences to the Joyce family. A lovely priest and true gentleman.
Jimmy & Catherine Stenson & Family
Sincere sympathy to the Joyce Family on the death of Canon Michael. May he Rest in Peace.
Frank and Nora Galligan and Family
Deepest sympathy to the Joyce Family on the death of Canon Michael. May he rest in peace
Donie Donohoe Killala
Deepest sympathies to the Joyce Family on the sad death of Canon Joyce a great man that left a great legacy
Martin and Mary Mulroy Bohola
Sincere sympathy to the Joyce family on the death of Canon Michael a gentleman
Mickey and Phil McNeela . Swinford
Our deepest sympathy to the Joyce Family on Canon Michael’s death ,
. A lovely man . May his gentle soul rest in peace Amen

Kieran and Helen Reid Bohola
Sincere sympathy to Joyce family on the passing of Canon Michael a gentleman God bless him RIP
Niall Kilroy
So sorry to hear about the passing of Canon Joyce . Michael was a v nice person. I had the pleasure of playing bridge with and against him . A great player , he will be missed in the bridge playing circle. He also played golfing a society in Enniscrone..... a man of many talents. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis
Catherine Quinn and family Midfield
Deepest sympathy to all the Joyce family on the passing of Canon Joyce May his gentle soul rest in peace RIP
Mary, Tony, Orna, Cara and Leah Fahey, Brackloon
Very sad to hear of the passing of Canon Michael Joyce. Sincere condolences to his sister, Eleanor and his brother, Tommy and their extended families.
As a former pupil at St Patrick's College, I remember his enthusiasm and his attention to detail. Later, while working with him in the school community, he was always supportive, positive and took great interest in the work going on and the welfare of the pupils. A great man of faith, but his eyes lit up when the subject of any sport was mentioned - a true enthusiast with a great understanding of the skills involved.
As with other parishes, he is a huge loss to the Swinford community, where his sincerity and common sense touched the lives of young and old.
As a family, we remember his support in happy and in sad times.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

John Gavin and family Midfield
Condolences to the Joyce family on Fr Michaels passing Rest in peace
Kevin & Mary McMorrow.
Sincere sympathy to the Joyce family on the sad passing of Canon Michael. Great football memories both club and colleges. May his gentle soul rest in peace.
The Jones Family Irishtown
Our deepest condolences to the Joyce family on the passing of Fr. Michael. May he rest in peace.
Ann Mayock Mc Hugh
Deepest sympathy to the Joyce family on the passing of Canon Micheal May his gentle soul rest in peace
Pat and Deirdre Coyne
To all the Joyce families please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Michael may hes gentle soul rest in peace
Michael Carr paddy Macs Ballina
I will always remember father Joyce for his tough but caring ways he instilled a winning belief in all his basketball teams he won countless all Ireland’s at all ages in basketball he gave up all his weekends to bring us to basketball matches in Sligo Killala , all to show us the superstars off. basketball it was brilliant years ago we did have sky so it was great to meet stars like the Mchale’s and Mcstay’s and deora in Ballina he was brilliant may he rest in peace.
Pat,Brid,and Family, McGeever,Lisbrogan,Swinford.
It was with sadness that we heard the death of Canon Michael, condolences to all the Joyce Family at this sad time, Always loved to meet him and have a chat he enjoyed the topical conversation especially if it embraced a bit of football the Community at large were Lucky to have been honoured with such a kindly good living Priest. May His Gentle Soul Rest in Peace.
Anna Tolan, Crossmolina
Sincere sympathy to the Joyce family on the death of Canon Michael. Lovely memories. May he rest in peace.
Mary Kearns.Easkey .
So saddened to hear of the death of canon Michael. Sincere sympathy to the Joyce family. I got to know him from Enniscrone golf club . We had many a great chat and laughter .may his gentle soul Rest In Peace.
Sangeeth Gopalakrishnan-Blackrocks
Rest in peace Fr Michael .
Donal and Kathleen Benson
Deeply saddened to hear of the death of Canon Michael Joyce. Sincere sympathy to all the Joyce family . He was a dedicated priest and teacher and true friend . He will be greatly missed by many people . R.I.P.
Paddy Henry
Sincere sympathy to the Joyce family on the death of Fr Michael. He had an exemplary commitment to his priestly ministry,to his teaching in St Nathys and St Pats and to the many football and basketball teams he coached with great passion.He enriched so many lives.Rest in Peace Fr Michael.
Fr Christopher Ginnelly Ballycroy
My deepest sympathy to the Joyce family on the death of Fr Michael. May the Lord reward his good work in heaven. C
John and Mary Jordan and Family, Bohola
Sincere condolences to all the Joyce Family on the passing of Cannon Michael. A great priest and thorough gentleman.
May He Rest in Peace

Barbara & Jim Fogarty
Our deepest sympathy to Eleanor, Tommie and their families, Bishop Dempsey and fellow priests and to all who mourn Canon Joyce RIP. We who joined with him for Mass in Meelick over the years will remember his warmth, devout celebration and the beautiful prayers he recited. May he now enjoy “the safe lodging, holy rest and peace at the last” for which he prayed so consistently.
Tom & Eileen Kennedy, Swinford
Our deepest sympathy to the Joyce Family on the death of Cannon Michael. We had the pleasure of having Cannon Michael as our Parish Priest. May his gentle soul Rest In Peace.
Martin and Kathleen McNicholas Park Rd Swinford
Sincere sympathy to the Joyce Family on the passing of Cannon Michael fond memories of him during our time of need Rest in peace
Lisa Noonan,Joseph and Casey Butler
Our deepest condolences to The Joyce family,we have many happy memories and have had many lovely occasions shared with Fr.Michael over the years, always an absolute gentleman,you will be greatly missed at family occasions. RIP
Patricia and Sean Duffy culmore swinford
With sincere sympathy on canon Michaels passing rip to the Joyce family
Michael and Ann Mc Donnell curryane swinford Co mayo
Deepest sympathy to canon Michael Joyce family his sister eleanor and brother tommie and all the extended family may his gentle soul R I P
Kathleen and Johnny Jordan and family
Sincere sympathy to the Joyce family on the sad passing of Reverend Canon Michael . May his gentle soul rest in peace.
Brendajoyce and familly castlelucas
Deepest sympathy to all the Joyce familly on the sad death of cannon Michael we have fond memory's of all he's visits to castlelucas on St Stephens day he will greatly miseed and all ways remembered at this sad time he was very good to all of us over the years may he rest in peace
Pat & Mary Moyles
Sincere condolences to the Joyce family on Canon Michaels passing.
May he rest in peace

Tina P.J. Butler &family
Deepest sympathy Eleanor.Tomie &extended family on the loss of Michael we have lost a very dear friend his friendship kindness over 50 yrs will miss him so much rest in peace Michael till we meet again RIP
David and Ethna Kelly Brackloon
Our sincere condolences to the Joyce family on the passing of Cannon Joyce May his gently soul rest in peace
Kevin and Aislinn Flaherty Belcarra
Sincere sympathy to the Joyce family on the death of Canon Michael .May he rest in peace.
Ann and Sean Brett Curryane
Rest in peace Canon Michael
Kevin - Melbourne
Sorry to hear this news. Condolences to all his family especially his brother who once gave me a summer job through the connection and his nephew who started in Nathy's during my time there. Among his many achievements let it not be forgotten that we've lost a member of the only St Nathy's Hogan Cup winning team, something he did as a student long before I or many here got to know him. He loved his football but came to learn & love basketball and like many here I benefited from his coaching on many winning basketball teams and travelled many miles with him. A crazy driver! He was the first to rush to congratulate me on a success in athletics at a another school. Much later during his time in Curry, my mother's home parish, I met him again on trips from Australia for family occasions during his time there. He always remembered me and spoke only of good times and always with a smile! A man of faith and many talents. He could be tough but all my memories are good. Quite a life. R.I.P.
Jimmy Muldowney carnacull
Sincere sympathy to the Joyce family on the death of cannon michael played cards with him and against him aras attracta he was a true gentleman may he rest in peace
Anthony & Anne Kelly Riverside Restaurant Charlestown
Our deepest sympathies to the Joyce family on the death of Canon Joyce. May he rest in peace.
Michael (Tick) and Flor Higgins
Sincere sympathy to the extended Joyce family on the death of Canon Michael, fondest memories, May his gentle soul rest in peace.
Louise,aoife and erin halloran
Rest In Peace
Mary Moore Swinford
Sincere sympathy to all Cannon Joyce's family on his sad passing. He was a great priest & a lovely kind gentleman. May he rest in peace.
James Cafferty, Curry Parish
Very sorry to hear of the sad passing of Father Joyce. Fond memories of his time as parish priest in Curry where he was loved. Had the pleasure of playing a few games of 25 with him, a pastime he enjoyed. Msy he ,deservedly, rest with the angels.
Horkan Family Curry & Swinford.
Saddened to learn of Canon Joyce's passing. He was much loved visitor to our home when he was our Priest in Curry. May he rest in peace.
Larry and Bridget Murray foxford
Sincere sympathy to the Joyce family members ,relatives and friends, May his gentle soul rest in peace
Sean and Eithne McLoughlin Callow
We are very sad hearing death of Fr Michael and offer our sympathy to Eleanor, Tommy, Marie and Phil and the extended Joyce family
A true gentleman. May he rest in peace.

Bernie Mulroy bohola
Sincere sympathy to his family a lovely man rest in peace
Brendan & Catherine Kelly Bohola
Sincere sympathy to all the Joyce family on the death of Cannon Michael.
May he rest in peace.

Alma Tierney, Swinford.
Very sad to hear of the death of Canon Joyce. A lovely person and a great priest. RIP.
Eddie and Carol Jordan Bohola
Our deepest condolences to the Joyce family on the passing of Canon Michael.
We thank Canon Michael for his kindness and sincerity while PP in Bohola.
Thanking him also for the same kindness and sincerity as a young priest he taught me for 5 years in the early 70s in st nathys college. Not forgetting the many happy memories of hours spent on the football fields in st nathys where Fr Michael trained the college senior team.
A true and loyal friend was Canon Michael
May his gentle soul rest in peace.

Deacon Kevin Flynn Lackagh
My sincere condolences to the Joyce Family on the death of Canon Michael. He gave a long and great witness to his faith. My prayers are with all his Family and friends who will miss him greatly. Eternal Rest grant to Him o Lord, may His Soul Rest in Peace.
Rev John Durkan Killaserensis.
Fr Michael Joyce studied science as a young man. This gave him a source of insights into life and he had wonder and awe in Gods presence and could convey it well to others. He was very supportive of me as a seminarian and a priest and of my family in Swinford. A priest is very privileged in the way he steps into peoples lives and breaths God’s breath into the many situations of people. Fr Michael touched many lives and many hearts. He wasn’t afraid to relax with lay people especially playing cards and you would need to be highly skilful to get a soft trick if you were playing against him. In recent times we often did a crossword together in the Gateway Hotel and his absolute confidence in my ability to finish the crossword always spurred me on to do exactly that. Such opportunities for showing off ones genius rarely occur these days for a priest and with an audience also! That was Fr Michael an man who encouraged me as well as others. Sunt lacrimae rerum et mentem mortalia tangunt.
Brendan and Geraldine Brett Foxford
Deepest sympathy to the Joyce family. May you Rest In Peace.
Patricia and Henry Gawley Aclare
Deepest sympathy to the Joyce family on the passing of Canon Joyce. A true gentleman May he Rest In Peace.
Michael and Mary Durkan. Cashelbarnagh, Midfield
Our deepest sympathy to the Joyce Family. May Canon Joyce Rest in Peace!
Bill Golden Ballaghaderreen
Rest In Peace Canon Michael.Former pupil in St. Nathy's
Jimmie and Helen White and Family
Sincere sympathy to the Joyce family on the death of Canon Michael.May his soul rest in peace.
Brendan & Aine Mayock
Sincere sympathy to the Joyce family on the death of Canon Michael RIP
Pat Towey Ballaghaderreen
So sorry to hear of the death of Canon.Michael..I have fond memories of him while been a boarder in St Nathys ..He was an excellent basketball coach and I was privileged to play with his nephew Peadar...
Eddie Quinn
Deepest sympathies to the Joyce on the death of Canon Michael a true gentleman an a brilliant teacher may he R.I.P
Michael & Patricia Brennan
So sorry to hear this sad news. Such a good man, so nice to everybody, regardless of status.
Antony's passing hurt him badly. He's in heaven for sure. God comfort his family and friends.

Michael Rowley and family, Dublin Road Swinford
Sincere sympathies on the sad passing of Canon Joyce. May he rest in peace.
Bridie Lavelle Lisgorman, Bohola
Deepest sympathy to the Joyce family on the death of Canon Michael, May he rest in peace.
John Gallagher Eskragh Tubbercurry
Sincere sympathy to Fr Michael Joyce's family
Joe,Mary O Neill and family, Bohola
Sincere sympathy to Canon Michael's family on his sad passing. Canon Michael will be remembered in Bohola as a dear and loyal friend whose care and compassion for anybody who was ill knew no bounds.
He always gave 100% to the many projects he was involved with in Bohola and more recently as an adjudicator for the Martin Sheridan bursary awards. His words of wisdom were always valued.
It was a great privilege to have known and worked with such a wonderful man . He will be greatly missed.
May his gentle soul rest in peace.

Noel & Sheila Mc Nicholas
Sincere sympathy to the Joyce family on the passing of Cannon. A true gentleman. May he rest in peace
Mary & Michael Dockery
Sincere sympathy to the Joyce Family on the passing of Canon Michael. May he Rest In Peace
Pat and Thecla Bourke and family
Deepest sympathy to the Joyce family on the passing of Canon Michael. May he rest in peace.
Mary and Helen Burke, Dublin and Bohola
Deepest Sympathy to the Joyce family on the passing of Canon Michael. May he rest in peace. Thinking of you all at this time.
Michael and Mary Regan Tullinacurra Swinford
Our Deepest Sympathy to the Joyce Family on Canon Michael Joyce's passing a gentle man Rest in Peace
Paddy & Irene McNicholas Kiltimagh
Sincere sympathy to the Joyce family on the passing of Canon Michael. May he Rest in Peace.
Ronan and Anna Owens Swinford
Sincere Condolences to the Joyce Family and the Clergy of the Diocese on the passing of Canon Michael. He was an excellent teacher, priest and a good friend. May he rest in peace.
Denis Scanlon, Bunninadden.
It is indeed with great sadness that I heard of the passing of Fr. Michael Joyce. In my opinion was the best maths teacher I ever encountered on my educational journey through St. Nathy's College. Also a fantastic football & basketball coach he passed on his knowledge of those sports in a very competitive way. My greatest memory of him was when I was doing my Junior Cert in 1974 I was a boarder so lived in the College for the duration of the exam & couldn't believe my luck of Fr. Michael inviting a few lads to travel down to Sligo for first round of Connacht championship I think game was against Roscommon. One of the lads that travelled with us was Gigger O Connor(he was doing his Leaving Cert) who later played iAll Ireland final of 1980 for The Rossies. Sligo won with Mickey Kearins playing a stormer. On the way home Fr. Michael called to his sister(Mrs Mc Guinness) after several plates of sandwiches returned to St. Nathy's very satisfied with our day out.
Fr. Michael RIP.

Mary lawrence
So so sorry to hear of the passing of Fr Joyce . You were one lovely man a real gentleman and you remembered everbody. From a curry parishioner but would meet regularly in Swinford or Meelick May you you R.I.P. Fr
Peter & Fran Walsh
Rest In Peace Canon Michael.Deepest sympathy to all the family.


Noreen Quinn & Pj o Brien
Deepest Sympathy to the Joyce Family on the sad passing of Fr Michael, Rest in Peace Fr Michael.
Fond memories of the lovely visits in castlelucas over the last number of years

Donal and Kathleen Benson
Deeply saddened to hear of the death of Canon Michael Joyce . Sincere sympathy extended to his sister Eleanor and family and his brother Tommie and his wife Marie and family . . He was a dedicated and caring priest and teacher .. He will be greatly missed by so many people whosel lives he touched in different ways. Light of Heaven on his dear soul . R.I.P.

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Angela and Kevin Wootton Ballyvary
Our deepest condolences to all the Joyce on the passing of Canon Michael Joyce. He will be sadly missed.
Angela moran And family. Bollingbrook Dr Swinford
Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Canon Joyce may he rest in peace
Teresa, Tommy, Edel and Grainne Mulligan Bohola
Deepest sympathy to all the family on Canon Joyce's passing. We enjoyed many a visit over the years and his love of sports and education was an inspiration to us all. May he rest in peace.
Pat & Betty O,Hara, Aclare..
Deepest Sympathy to Eleanor Tommy & extended Joyce family on passing of Canon Michael a loyal friend, Rest in Peace
Fr. Michael .

Staff and Pupils of Bohola NS
On behalf of all the Staff and Pupils of Bohola National School I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to all the family on Canon Joyce's passing. He always took an active interest in everything we did in the school and was always supportive as Chairperson of our Board of Management. May he rest in peace. Teresa Mulligan Principal Bohola NS
Teresa and Michael Murtagh
Deepest sympathy to all the Joyce families. May canon Michael's gentle soul rest in peace.
Pauline and Jackie Clarke Manulla
Sincere sympathy to Tommie and Marie and to all the Joyce family,friends and relations on the sad passing of Canon Michael. May he Rest In Peace.
Mary and Anthony Ruane and family Foxford
Deepest sympathy to the his brother Tommy his sister Eleanor and the Joyce family on the death Canon Michael, a true gentleman, may he Rest in Peace.
Mary/Derek Richardson Carracastle
Deepest Sympathy to the Joyce family on the passing of Canon Michael.
May he Rest in Peace.

Mary & Billy Nolan Sweetwell Swinford
Deepest sympathy to the Joyce family on the death Of Canon Michael , a true gentleman who loved to play the 25 card game.May his gentle soul rest in peace
Declan & Maura Prendergast, Bohola
Sincere condolences to the Joyce family at this sad time. We remember Canon Joyce as a kind and witty man, with a gentle personality. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.
Mary and Tony Doherty
Sincere sympathy to the Joyce family on the death of Canon Michael. I have found memories of him teaching me science in St
Pat's. Swinford many years ago, a fantastic teacher. May he rest in peace.

Martin and Monica Henry and Family, Lisloughna
Deepest sympathy to the Joyce Family on the death of Canon Michael. May he be rewarded for all his goodness and kindness to so many. May he Rest in Peace.
Thomas Màire and Oisìn Mcnicholas. Shanaghy Bohola
Sorry to hear of the passing of Canon Joyce R.I.P..Lovely and kind man ..May his gentle soul rest in peace.
Cormac, Annemarie Gallagher & family, Cullane Swinford
Our Deepest sympathy to all the Joyce family on the very sad passing of Canon Michael. He was such a sincere and loyal friend and a great priest who always had time to chat and listen to everyone young and old. We will miss him so much and his pleasant smile always lit up a room and his so many words of advice. May his gentle soul rest in peace.
John & Maura Kennedy
May you rest in peace Canon Joyce.
Your sermons at Mass were always interesting and thought provoking.
God bless your soul.

Ian, Helen Clarke & family
Sincerest sympathy to the Joyce family and colleagues of Cannon Michael at this sad time.
Imelda Watson
My sincerely Condolences to the Family of very Reverent Canon Joyce
Eugene & Deirdre Greaney
Sincere condolences to all the Joyce Family on the passing of Cannon Michael. He was my teacher in St Nathys and also my football trainer and he had great listening skills and always made time for everyone. Last year when was Father was dying in the Hospital he was in a different ward unwell himself. He got out of his bed and prayed with my Dad which says everything about the quality of Cannon Michael. Always putting people first. May his gentle soul Rest In Peace.
Joanna, Terry and Matthew McDonagh, Killedan
Sincere condolences to the Joyce family on the passing of Canon Michael. Such fond memories of his masses in Bohola. May his soul rest in peace.
John and Helen O Brien Bohola
Deepest Sympathy to the Joyce family. and his Fellow Priests. on the passing of Cannon Michael will be greatly missed may he rest in peace.
Bohola Moy Davitts GAA
Sincere condolences to the Joyce family on Canon Michael’s sad passing. May his gentle soul rest in peace.
Eoghan O’Connell
Deepest sympathy on Canon Joyce’s passing. Rest in peace Michael.
Gabriel and Doreen Johnson and family Curry
So sorry to hear of the death of Canon Michael. He was much loved by all in the community when in Curry Parish and was involved in all aspects of life while there. Sincere sympathy to his family at this sad time. May he Rest in Peace


Lisa Boyle new Naughton
Sincere condolences to all the joyce family of the sad passing of Canon Michael may he rest in peace
John Francis & Mary Kelly . Tubbercurry.
Deepest sympathy to Eleanor, Tommy and the extended Joyce family on the passing of Canon Michael,a sincere and loyal friend and a great priest.Ar lamh dheis De go raibd a anam dilis.
Derek Geraldine and baby James Ryan ,Ardgullen swinford
Our deepest sympathy. A true gentleman .Rest in peace Canon Joyce and THANK YOU .. xxx
Quinn family Castlelucas
Our deepest sympathy to the Joyce family on the sad passing of Fr Michael, we will miss his visits to Castlelucas every Christmas a true gentleman, Rest in Peace Fr Michael
Sean Garvey
So Sorry Brian to read of the death of your uncle Rev Father Micheal condolences to your dad Tommie his sister Eleanor and all extended Joyce family. May his gentle soul rest in peace.
Paul and Miriam Quinn and Family, Mayo Abbey
Sincere sympathy to the Joyce family on the passing of Fr. Michael. He was a true gentleman and we have lovely memories of his visits to Castlelucas. It was always a pleasure to meet with him. May his gentle soul rest in peace
Jack Breda Sean grace & Niamh Kelly bohola
Sincere sympathy to the Joyce family on the passing of canon Michael a very nice man a many avoid chat I had with him rop
Tom and Margaret Jordan Bohola
Sincere sympathy to the Joyce family on the death of Canon Michael .May he rest in peace.
Paul & Caitlín Lynch.
Our sincere sympathy to the Sister, Brother & extended Joyce family on Canon Joyce's death. May he rest in peace.
Peggy and Charlie Cafferty.
Remembered with fondness in Curry. R I P Canon Michael.
Elizabeth (Liz) Reape Foxford.
Deepest Sympathy to the Joyce Family on the passing of Canon Michael, May he Rest in Peace.
Paddy & Mary Molloy Family Cloonlara, Swinford
Deepest Sympathy to all the Joyce Family on the sad death of Canon Joyce. May his gentle soul rest in peace.
Alex Mc Donnell
Deepest sympathy to the Joyce family on the sad passing of Fr Michael.I knew him very well through my contact with him in Nathy’s.He was a gentleman.May his gentle soul Rest In Peace.
Ann Kneafsey nee. Lavelle and family. Foxford and. Breaffy Castlebar
Deepest sympathy to all the Joyce family on the passing of Canon Michael may he rest in peace
Tommy Regan
Sincere sympathy to the Joyce Family on the death of Canon Michael, he used to tell people that he and I were 1st years together in St Nathys college.it was his first year as a teacher and my first year as a student. The St Nathys connection was important to him. He was a great teacher and a true gentleman. May his gentle soul rest in peace.


Marie Flanagan Derryronane
My sympathy to Canon Michaels family may he rest in peace
Michele Dunleavy
Sincere sympathy to the family of Canon Joyce. A true gentleman who will be sadly missed.
Pat and Evelyn Thompson and Family Swinford
Our deepest sympathy to the Joyce family on Canon Joyce's passing. A gentleman. May he Rest in Peace.
Damien and Ann Marie Quinn, Manulla
Sincere condolences on the passing of Canon Michael. A lovely gentleman with a kind word for all. He will be remembered fondly in Castlelucas. May his gentle soul rest in peace.
Tom and Margaret Ginty
Saddened to hear of the death of Canon Michael, we played bridge with him in Swinford, a true gentleman and lovely priest, sympathy to all his family, may his gentle soul rest in peace, we will miss him
John & Gertie Loftus
Sincere condolences to all the Joyce family on Canon Michael’s passing. May he rest in peace.
Paul Lafferty, Horsham UK & previous of Ballaghaderreen and St Nathys College
Most appropriate tribute posted on midwest earlier today from @omahonyjohnno (John O'Mahoney) to a respected and most certainly inspiring teacher and basketball coach during my time at @stnathyscolleg e winning countless titles in Connacht and LongLeitRos competitions & challenging students to be their best at sport and in life. May Fr Joyce rest in peace.
Paddy & Mary Jo English
Sincere sympathy to all the Joyce family
on the passing of Cannon Michael
May his gentle soul Rest in Peace

Bernadette McCarrick
Sad to hear of the death of Canon Joyce. Even as a kid in the boarding school in Swinford, decades ago, I was impressed by his homilies. A true gentleman. Condolences to his family and brother priests and parishioners. May he rest in peace.
Margaret and Paddy Langan, Bohola
Deepest sympathy to the Joyce family on the death of Canon Michael. He was a very good priest. May his gentle soul rest in peace.
Philip Mc Nulty Achill Island
Sincerest sympathy to all the family of Canon Michael. A great priest and man. Fondly remember him from my time in Nathy's and many weekend trips to basketball games in Killala and Sligo. Rest in Peace Father Joyce.
John, Kay & Shauna Kennedy, Kinaffe, Swinford
Sincere sympathy to the Joyce Family on the passing of Canon Michael, rest in peace
Frank and Mary Dolan photography Westport.
Our deepest sympathy to the Joyce family on the passing of Canon Michael.
Mary and Pat Moylette castlebar
Deeply Saddened to hear about the death of Canon Michael sympathy to the Joyce family and his fellow priests May he Rest In Peace
Oliver Feeley
Very sad to hear of the passing of Canon Michael. I was taught by him, and worked with him as a colleague in St Nathys for many years. I worked with him at close quarters in fund raising for St Nathys and we enjoyed some very entertaining evenings doing that venture. He was a very sincere person who gave 100% commitment to everything he did. It was an honour to have known him. May he rest in peace.
Dermot Feerick
My deepest sympathy to the Joyce on the passing of Fr. Michael.He.I was a pupil of his in St.Patrick’s College Swinford where he was an enthusiastic and encouraging teacher.May his gentle soul Rest In Peace.
Flaherty Family Castlelucss
Our deepest sympathies on the very sad passing of Canon Michael . WE all have very fond memories of him and his visits to Castlelucas. May he rest in peace.
Rachel McNicholas & Hugh Doyle, Swinford
Sincere condolences to the Joyce family at this sad time. Canon Michael will be greatly missed.
Frank Mulvihill
Sincere condolences to all the Joyce family on the passing of Canon Michael, may his soul rest in peace.
Joe & Terry Mullaney Bohola
Sincere sympathy to all the Joyce family on the death of Canon Michael, a lovely man. May his soul rest in peace.
Tom Cafferkey, Achill Island
It is with great sadness to learn of the death of Canon Michael. May he rest in. peace
Joe and Maureen Williams and Sean Quinn
Deeply saddened to hear of Canon Michae's death and wish to offer sincere sympathy to his family and fellow priests. So good to us all especially Sean. Such a good and dedicated servant of God. We loved you Canon Joyce and will sorely miss you.. May your gentle soul rest in peace.
Tom and Madeline Horan and family bohola
our deepest condolences to all canon michaels family . fond memories of canon michael when parish priest in Bohola.may his gentle soul rest in peace
Maureen.Michael McNulty, Leeds,Swinford.
Sincere sympathy to the Joyce family on the death of Canon Michael R.i.P. A truly devoted Friend,Teacher and Priest to his Catholic faith and gave Comfort and Peace to many young and old. May 2019 we lost our Mum and he had such an influence to her with his Prayer,regular visits to the Queen of Peace and the general news which was important to her and great comfort to our family. Rest in Peace Canon Michael,you will be missed,
Johnny flynn
To all the joyce family,please accept my sympaties on cannon Michael's passing.a long time friend from my days at school in St Nathys, to his ministry as parish priest in swinford where we again had a great friendship.
May he rest in peave

Maureen and Tommy Mc Nicholas Meelick
Sincere Sympathy To Cannon Joyce's Family he was a kind and generous man who gave of his time to the end. He shared some of his last days with the patient beside him and helped him while he was able.He has earned his peaceful rest R I P
Rev Canon Doris Clements
My deepest sympathy to all the Joyce family but especially to his sister, Eleanor, a fellow Retired Teacher. I knew Father Joyce before I was ordained a priest in the Church of Ireland - when he terrified me as a Bridge player! A great Bridge player and a lovely man!
Dermot and Emer Flaherty, Carnmore, Galway
Deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Fr Michael. I have fond memories from childhood until recently of him visiting our house every St Stephen’s Day. He was very good to all of us and especially our mother Ann. We were delighted when he agreed to marry us. He was a lovely man. May he rest in peace.
Pádraig & Eileen Mc Nicholas, Sweetwell.
Deepest sympathy to the Joyce family on the passing of Canon Michael. RIP
Yvonne and Aiden Brennan
So sorry for your thinking of you all at this sad time. So sad ? a gentleman RIP Fr Michael Joyce ?
john roughnneen, ex kiltimagh and St Nathy's.
My condolences to Canon Michael's sister and brother and to his extended family. May he rest in peace.
swinford parent
sincere sympathy to father joyce family, father michael was a gentleman, i loved to hear him read mass he was very sincere and had a lovely way with words. he will be sadly missed RIP cannon michael and Thank you and God bless you
Willie & Marita Byrne, Bohola
Sincere condolences to all the Joyce family on the passing of Cannon Michael. May he rest in pease.
John and Mary MacNicholas Bohola
Sincere Sympathy to the Joyce Family and Friends on the passing of Canon Michael. May he rest in peace.
Sr Elizabeth Mc Nicholas and Susan Mc Nicholas sweetwell
Sincere sympathy to Eleanor and all the yoyce families on the death of Canon Michael rip may his gentle soul rest in peace. Praying fot you all at this time.
Kevin Hennigan
I was sad to hear last night that Canon Michael had died. I knew him since I was 12 years old. I will remember him fondly from St. Nathy's where he trained our football team. He was both an uncompromising competitor and also kind and generous. After a victory we would return to the college delighted in his Volkswagen (often at high speed) with our pockets full of goodies at his expense. I remember him later as a dedicated Chairman of our Board of Management in Swinford NS where he always offered great support and encouragement. He was a man of great integrity and honour.
I last spoke to him after his brother Tony died. He was heartbroken at being unable to travel to Rathfarnham to celebrate the funeral mass.
A true gentleman, a great priest and a friend to many.
At dheis Dé go raibh a snam.

Bernie Groarke, Meelick, Swinford
My sincere sympathies to the family of Canon Michael. He was a lovely caring and spiritual man who will be dearly missed by all who knew him. I did crosswords regularly with him in the Gateway Hotel and we had a lot of fun brainstorming. I was very saddened to learn of his passing on Monday. May his gentle soul rest in peace with the angels.
Johanne & Michael Keane, Foxford
Deepest condolences to all the Joyce family on the passing of Canon Michael.
Marty Marie O Hora and family Bohola
Our sincere sympathy to all of Michael's family on his sad death, always so nice and friendly, may his gentle soul rest in peace.