24 May 2022

Respected Laois doctor from Galway passes away in Portlaoise

Dr Liam Hanniffy worked at St Fintan's Hospital

Respect Laois doctor from Galway passes away in Portlaoise

The death has taken place in Portlaoise of the late Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Liam Hanniffy.

Dr Hanniffy, who practised at St Fintan's Hospital in Portlaoise,  passed peacefully away at his home on Thursday, March 17, surrounded by his loving family, in his 93rd year.  

Dr Hanniffy, MB DPM FRCPsych of Pine View, Stradbally Road, Portlaoise was a native of Ballinasloe, Co Galway where he he also had many great friends.

Many tributes were paid to Liam on

"Liam was a kind, skilled and dedicated man, who made an enormous contribution to evolving mental healthcare services in Ireland. It was an honour to have met him. My thoughts are with his family and friends," wrote Brendan Kelly.

"Everybody associated with Portlaoise GAA Club would like to offer sincere sympathy to John and the entire Hanniffy family on the sad passing of Liam. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h'anam dílis," contributed Portlaoise GAA Club.

"Sorry to see the passing of Liam. To his wife Ann and her family. Ollie and extended Hanniffy family and the Dunne family we offer our condolences . Liam was such a gentleman .May he rest in peace," said Sean, Ronnie and the Keeley family in  Ballinasloe.

"Condolences to Ann & the family on the home call of Dr. Liam. I worked with him for many years in St. Fintan's hospital, may he enjoy his eternal home," wrote Mick & Breda Cooley

Beloved husband of Ann, he was loving father of John, Ann and Dermot. He will also be deeply missed by daughter-in-laws of Sandra and Emily and adoring grandchildren John Óg, Aoife, Elizabeth and Amelia.

He was brother to Ollie and the late Amelia (Faulkner), Dr Ignatius (Iggy), Lily (Dillon), Seán, Maureen (Sr. Kieran), Fr. Mannix S.D.B, Fr. Brendan S.M.A., Nancy (Copinger) and Dr. Patricia (Patty).

He will be sadly missed by his loving family, nieces, nephews, relatives, former colleagues at St.Fintan’s Hospital, the Midland Health Board and HSE as well as a wide circle of friends.

His remains will repose at the chapel in St Fintan’s Hospital, Stradbally Road, Portlaoise on Saturday, March 19 from 4pm to 6pm.

Removal to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Creagh, Ballinasloe on Sunday, for Requiem Mass at 12 noon followed by burial afterwards in Creagh Cemetery.

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