Family to receive remains of Mayo woman who died in London

Majella Donoghue (30) died after becoming ill on flight from South Africa with fiance

Close family and other relatives will gather at Knock airport to receive the remains of Majella Donoghue (30), Tirrane, Clogher, Belmullet, Co Mayo.

Close family and other relatives will gather at Knock airport to receive the remains of Majella Donoghue (30), Tirrane, Clogher, Belmullet, Co Mayo.

 

The remains of a Co Mayo woman, who died in London earlier this month following a flight from Cape Town, South Africa, with her fiance, will be repatriated on Saturday.

Close family and other relatives will gather at Ireland West Airport Knock in the early afternoon to receive the remains of Majella Donoghue (30), Tirrane, Clogher, Belmullet, Co Mayo.

Ms Donoghue, an employee of medical company Boston Scientific at its base in Galway City, became ill on Sunday week last as she travelled to London on a flight with her fiance, Barry Doherty.

During their stay in Cape Town, the couple collected an engagement ring. Following her death in the London hospital to which she was rushed, Mr Doherty posted a photograph of them together in South Africa on Facebook.

The results of a postmortem have not yet been released. Ms Donoghue’s remains will repose in McDonnell’s Funeral Home, Belmullet, on Saturday evening from 6.30pm-8.30pm.

It is expected she will then be brought to the Donoghue family home in Tirrane prior to funeral Mass on Sunday at 1.30pm.

Ms Donoghue will be laid to rest in Faulmore Cemetery, Blacksod, Belmullet, in the same plot as her father, Willie, who passed away some years ago.