Obituary:
McKiernan (Kilrea), Michael Joseph

McKiernan (Kilrea)

May 03, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of a beloved husband, father and grandfather Michael Joseph McKiernan R.I.P. late of 51 Agivey Road, Kilrea.

Beloved husband of Eily (Alice); devoted father of Sue-Anne, Gregory, Michael-Og and Emer (Scullion); dear father-in-law of Aileen, Carolyn and Eugene and loving Granda of Tom, Rose, Jack, Cara, Maggie, Molly, Annie, Bella, Kate and Rosa.

Son of the late Johnnie and Annie and brother of the late John, Tom and Baby Anne.

Requiem mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 12 Noon in St. Mary’s Church, Drumagarner.

Due to government restrictions the family home is strictly private and funeral Mass numbers are limited to family only.

Deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife, sons, daughters, Sue-Anne’s partner Declan and the entire McKiernan, McNeill and McEldowney family circle.

Family flowers only please.  Donations in lieu, if desired, to Marie Curie or Kilrea Health Centre c/o McKiernan & Sons, 45-47 Maghera Street, Kilrea. BT51 5QL.


46 messages


  • Enda " Bones " Clarke

    04 May 2021

    I was really saddened to learn tonight of the death of Michael, over the years I met him during my time digging graves or at funerals he always was a gentleman and the true professional carrying out his duties and to this day we can see he has passed this unto his sons. I would like to pass on my sincere sympathies to his wife Eily, Sons Gregory & Michael-Og Daughters Sue-Anne & Emer, Grandchildren and the whole McKiernan family at this sad time. Lady of Knock pray for him.

  • Angela Dooey

    04 May 2021

    So very sorry for Eily and the entire family my heart goes out to you all
    Michael was such a gentleman and was so kind to our family when we were at our lowest! Thanks to God for such a man

  • Chris & Barry McCullagh

    04 May 2021

    So very sorry to hear of your daddy’s death. Thinking of you all at this sad time. Xxx

  • Christina Shiels

    04 May 2021

    The Kilrea community has lost one of life’s true gentleman. Always had a lovely smile and friendly word every single time, whether in the shop or just passing you in the street. Condolences to the entire family circle. RIP Michael.

  • Margaret Rose Mcflynn & Family

    04 May 2021

    Sorry hear about the death of Michael true gentleman. I want to send my condolence to his wife and family at this sad time. RIP Michael

  • Elizabeth Shields ( Moneygran )

    04 May 2021

    We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Michael and would like to pass on our sympathies to Eily, Sue-Anne, Gregory, Michael Og ,Emer and the extended family. Michael was one of life’s true sincere gentlemen and alway was a pleasure to meet. He will be sadly missed. We send our thoughts and prayers The Shields Family Moneygran Road Kilrea

  • Cornelius mullan

    04 May 2021

    Our condolence to the family of the late Michael from the mullan family
    Cornelius

  • Anne Bradley

    04 May 2021

    Eily, I’m so sorry I can’t see you in person. Deepest condolences to you all. Michael will be greatly missed. Much love, Anne.

  • Sally Buckley, Cork (nee Mc Mullan Dreen Rd, Rasharkin)

    04 May 2021

    My deepest condolences to all of the McKiernan family on the sad passing of Michael.
    He was a real gentleman and will always be remembered for his compassion, support and care that he offered to many families at a time of personal loss and grief as I did at the time of the passing of my own family members.
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time, May he rest in peace.

  • Jackie and Martin Darragh

    04 May 2021

    Our heartfelt sympathy to Eily and her family on the loss of a beloved husband and father Michael was a true gentleman God bless you all at this sad time

  • Sean McIlroy

    04 May 2021

    My sincere condolences to the McKiernan family on the death of a devoted Husband,father and grandfather.
    I visited Michael when he was in the Royal Hospital Belfast and found a man with outstanding faith and excepting that his ongoing health was in the hands of God.His family can be so very proud of the legacy he has left in his home town of Kilrea,a family business built on the right principles,of treating everyone with compassion in a time when families need caring guidance from professional undertakers.
    May God give Michael’s gentle soul a peaceful rest.

  • Paul McAleese

    04 May 2021

    Deepest condolences on the passing of the gentleman that was your husband and father Michael. Deepest sympathy to you all at this difficult time. I pray that he may rest in peace in eternal glory.

  • Artie and Cathleen Henry

    04 May 2021

    Our entire family circle wishes to convey our deepest sympathy to Eily and family on the death of Michael.
    May he rest in peace.

  • Anne milliken

    04 May 2021

    So very sorry to hear about Michael a true gent through n through

  • Stephen and Marie O'Neill and family

    04 May 2021

    Sincere condolences to all the family at this sad time, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Michael was a true gentleman. R.I.P. Michael.

  • William Millar

    04 May 2021

    Sincerest condolences on the passing of dear Michael to Eily , Sue-Anne, Gregory, Michael-Og, Emer and the entire McKiernan family circle ‘Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.’. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.
    Michael was a true gentleman and professional. He was an unassuming and kindly man, who will be fondly remembered by all who had the pleasure of being acquainted to him. ‘May his soul, through the mercy of God, Rest in Peace’

  • Angela Campbell

    05 May 2021

    Michael was one of life’s true gentlemen, sorry to hear of his death May he rest in eternal peace.
    Condolences to entire family.

  • John and Nora Gallagher

    05 May 2021

    Sincerest condolences to Eily and all your family at this very sad time. We are so sad to hear about the lost of Michael, may he Rest In Peace.

  • Gerard & Aileen McIlroy

    05 May 2021

    We were saddened to learn of Michael’s passing. A man of great faith and popular amongst those in Kilrea and further afield. He brought great comfort to families in their time of need and carried out a difficult job with sincere compassion. Principles that will carry on through Michael Og and Gregory in the family business. Our thoughts and prayers are with Eily, Sue-Anne, Gregory, Michael Og and Emer. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

  • Fr Martin Mcerlean

    05 May 2021

    It’s with great sadness that we learned of the death of Michael. We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Alice and family and assure you of our prayers for you at this sad time. May his gentle soul rest in Eternal Peace. Peggy and Martin Mc Erlean

  • Mary Mcgarvey

    05 May 2021

    Condolences to all the family RIP Michael

  • McAlister family aghadowey

    05 May 2021

    So sorry to hear of your loss keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers rip

  • Seamus & Geraldine Duggan.

    05 May 2021

    Sincerest condolence to Eily and all the McKiernan family on the loss of your husband/father a true gentleman…RIP Michael…

  • John Joe c/0 Pappys

    05 May 2021

    A true gentleman always had the time and consideration for every body at any time rest in peace Michael

  • Michael Shasby

    05 May 2021

    My Sincere condolences to Eily and Family on the passing of Michael, A real gentleman,
    May Michael Rest In Peace.

  • Anthony mcAtamney

    05 May 2021

    Sorry to hear the very sad news about Michael’s death, a true gentleman. Condolences to all the family.

  • Paul McAleese

    05 May 2021

    Deepest condolences on the passing of the gentleman that was your husband and father Michael. Deepest sympathy to you all at this difficult time. I pray that he may rest in peace in eternal glory.

  • Seamus Burke

    05 May 2021

    Sincere condolences to The McKiernan family on the passing of Michael a true Gentleman.

  • Frank Marie Dellett & Family

    06 May 2021

    Deepest condolences to The McKiernan Family. May Michael rest in peace.

  • Eamonn & Bernie McKenna

    06 May 2021

    Sincere sympathies to the McKiernan family.
    May Michael rest in peace.

  • Breda burke

    06 May 2021

    Sincere condolences to the the Mckiernan family. My thoughts and prayers with your family at this sad time,god bless yous,rip Michael

  • Breda burke

    06 May 2021

    My sincere condolences to the mckiernan family,so sorry for your loss,I will keep yous in my prayers and thoughts at this sad time,rip Michael

  • Gerard, Dawn, Nadine McNicholl

    06 May 2021

    Heartfelt sympathy to the family Michael will be fondly remembered by us .

  • Breda burke

    06 May 2021

    My sincere condolences to the mckiernan family,so sorry for your loss,I will keep yous in my prayers and thoughts at this sad time,rip Michael

  • Margaret and Trevor Nicholl

    06 May 2021

    So so sorry to hear the news of Michael’s death. Many fond memories of the times I spent with you all during my visits over there. He was such a lovely man. Our condolences to you Eily and all the family at this sad time. May he rest in peace

  • Jim O'Hara

    06 May 2021

    My sincerest condolences to the McKiernan family on the loss of one of Nature’s Gentlemen. Kilrea’s deeply felt loss and that of the surrounding area is Heaven’s gain. Will keep you all in my prayers.

  • Bridie Quinn

    06 May 2021

    Sincere sympathy to Eily and family at this very sad time. May Michael rest in peace.

  • Anthony McKenna

    07 May 2021

    My sincere condolences to the mckiernan family, so sorry for your loss. Michael was a true gentleman and I’ll never forget his kindness.

  • Janet Downey

    07 May 2021

    Sincere condolences to the McKiernan family.
    So sorry for your loss

  • Geraldine Donnelly

    08 May 2021

    Sincere condolences to the McKiernan family on the death of Michael. May he rest in peace

  • Sheila Donnelly

    08 May 2021

    So sorry to hear of Michaels passing ❤️ one true gentleman he will be sadly missed around Kilrea sincere condolences to the family

  • Geraldine Donnelly

    08 May 2021

    Sincere condolences to the McKiernan family on the death of Michael. May he rest in peace

  • Sorcha Duddy (née O'Kane)

    12 May 2021

    To the McKiernan Family, Heartfelt sympathy from my family to yours.
    Such a beautiful family with amazing family values and faith. So sorry to hear the sad news but together you are strong and will help each other through the difficult days, weeks and months ahead. Thinking of you and sending you hugs Xx

  • Eamonn Tohill

    13 May 2021

    Really sad to hear of Uncle Michael’s passing. He was one of the kindest and gentlest people I have ever met and I know Aunty Eily and his family were very lucky to have someone like that in their lives. I got to see Uncle Michael for the last time, 4 years ago when he was in Ocean City NJ, for a wedding. I have fond memories of the conversations I had with him that weekend and distinctly remember how much of a calming and engaging atmosphere he brought to the room. Heartfelt condolences to Aunty Eily and the whole family and so sorry for your loss. Eamonn, Colleen, Rosa and Rori. Philadelphia USA.

  • Declan McCloskey

    14 May 2021

    What a brilliant gentleman that Kilrea will miss with his presence. Kind, caring and considerate.

    Thoughts with Eily, Sue-Anne, Gregory, Michael Og and Emer and all the surrounding family.

    A gentleman gone too soon.

    Declan McCloskey

  • Pauline Cummings

    16 May 2021

    So sorry to hear the sad news of your Father’s passing, thoughts and prayers to the whole McKiernan family

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