Passing of great community activist

The death has been announced of Angela McGrath from Beaufort who was very well known and popular in the parish and was involved in a number of community organisations.

She passed away, suddenly but peacefully, at her home on Friday.

Late of St Lukes, Cork and née O’Grady, her husband Jack McGrath was the sergeant-in-charge at Killarney Garda Station for many years and he was hugely respected in the town where he worked diligently and with great impact in carrying out his policing duties.

Mrs McGrath (pictured) was very dedicated to and active in community life and she played a valuable role in the community council, Beaufort GAA, the local drama group and community games, contributing enormously to the social and cultural life of the parish.

Mrs McGrath is survived by her husband, daughters Gillian and Michelle and sons Garry and Rory. Garry, a teacher in St Brendan’s College, was a successful trainer of the school’s very successful senior football team for several years.

According to the death notice on, she is further survived by her sons-in-law Anthony Breen and Michael Stokes, daughters-in-law Chiara and Siobhain, grandchildren Conor, Emma, Shane, Cathal, Lucy, Tom, Jack, Liam, Max, Flynn and Zack, her sister Jacqueline McCarthy and brother John O’Grady and many other relatives and friends.

Reposing at her home at Deelish Park, Beaufort on this Sunday from 3.00pm to 7.00pm, the funeral will arrive at St Mary’s Church, Beaufort on Monday at 1.50pm for Requiem Mass at 2.00pm followed by burial in Churchtown Cemetery, Beaufort.

The Requiem Mass will be live streamed on and the family has asked for donations, in lieu of flowers, if desired, to be made to the Irish Wheelchair Association.