Greyhound racing lost another passionate enthusiast in recent days with Seamus Gillespie, Sessiaghoneill, Co. Donegal, sadly passing away.

Seamus was a former Control Stewart at both Lifford and Derry many years ago and continued to follow the sport keenly despite his aging years. Deepest condolences are extended to his Family and friends at this sad time.


The death has occurred at Letterkenny University Hospital of Seamus Gillespie, Sessiaghoneill, Ballybofey.Beloved  Husband  of  70 years of Kathleen, and much loved Father to Jimmy (Denise), Kevin, (Eva), Kathy (Chris), Michael ( Catherine),  cherished  Grandfather to Conor, Zara, Holly, Zoe, Molly, Jenny, Mark, and the late David, Great Grandfather to Ethan, Zach, Ellen and Ted. Predeceased by his Father and Mother William and Fanny, Brothers and Sisters Madeline, Brigid, Patrick, Peggy, Sean, Mickey, Bill, Anthony, Francess, Annie, Mary, Hughie, and Tommy.  Deeply regretted and sadly missed by his Wife, , Sons, Daughter, Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, Daughters-In-Law, Son-In-Law, Brother-In-Law Bernard, (Cappry), Sister-In-Law Mary (New York) extended Family and friends.

Remains reposing at Mc Cool’s Funeral Home with visiting time on Sunday, April 30th from 6:00PM until 9:00PM and on Monday, May 1st from 5:00PM until Rosary at 9:00PM.

Funeral leaving from there on Tuesday, May 2nd at 10:30AM for Requiem Mass at 11:00AM in St. Mary’s Church, Sessiaghoneill. Interment afterwards in the adjoining  Churchyard. The Requiem  Mass will be streamed live via the Parish Facebook page at -

Donations in lieu of flowers, if so desired, to St. Joseph’s patients comfort fund, care of any Family member.