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Christy Lawless

The death has occurred of

Christy Lawless

Killard, Turlough, Castlebar, Mayo

The death  occurred suddenly on 8th September 2022  of Christy Lawless,  Killard, Turlough, Castlebar and formerly of Lack, Parke, Castlebar. Predeceased by his parents Tommy  Lawless and Mai Lawless (née McHale). Dearly loved husband of Mary (née Brennan) and loving father of Alan and Brian,  cherished grandad of Liam,  Emma and Roslyn.


He will be sadly missed by his heartbroken wife,  sons,  grandchildren,  daughters-in-law Nina and Francesca, his brothers Jimmy, Tommy, John and Gerry,  his sisters Maureen Doyle,  Theresa Barrett and Rose Boyle,  his aunt Teresa Doyle (UK)  aunt-in-law Ellie McHale,  his brothers-in-law,  sisters-in-law,  nephews,  nieces,  cousins,  relatives and many friends.


Christy married Mary on 22nd August 1976. They have two sons, Alan and Brian. Christy's working career started at the age of 16 years with the Irish Land Commission. Following that he worked with Brennan's Hardware and Builders Providers as a driver/shop assistant from 1964-1972, while also working as a part-time night telephonist with the Posts and Telegraphs from 1973 - 1984. He then worked as a library driver/assistant on mobile libraries at Mayo Co Council from 1972 to his retirement in January 2012.


He and Mary had many shared interests such as social dancing, walks and field trips. They enjoyed a very fulfilling retirement together. His interests in life were photography, archaeology, history and most importantly his family and his three grandchildren Liam, Emma and Roslyn. 


May his gentle soul rest in peace.


Christy will repose in Kilcoyne's Funeral Home,  Thomas Street,  Castlebar on Saturday from 5.30pm to 7.00pm.  Arriving at the Church of the Holy Family Parke on Sunday 11th September 2022 for Funeral Mass at 1.00pm.  Afterwards Christy will be laid to rest in Parke Cemetery.


You can view the Funeral Mass on


If you wish to leave a message for the family please click on the condolence link below or you can write to the family c/o Kilcoyne Funeral Directors,  Thomas Street,  Castlebar.


Family flowers only please.   Donations if desired to Croí, c/o Kilcoyne Funeral Directors,  Thomas Street,  Castlebar. Famiy time on Sunday morning please.


Enquiries to Kilcoyne Funeral Directors,  Thomas Street,  Castlebar,  Co. Mayo   00353872648869

Date Published:

Friday 9th September 2022

Date of Death:

Thursday 8th September 2022

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