Death of Courtown hotel proprietor

By Dan Walsh

Bunches of flowers have been laid at the entrance to the Taravie Hotel, Courtown Harbour, today, paying tribute to proprietor Maureen Willoughby, (née Quinn) who sadly passed away on Saturday evening surrounded by her loving family.

Maureen spent 41 years in the family run Taravie Hotel where she was popular with locals and visitors alike and was always good for a friendly welcome or a homely chat.


The Taravie Hotel boasts a lovely beachside location in Courtown, offering a home from home experience, ten en-suite guest rooms and all modern facilities developed and nurtured by Maureen and members of her family where loyal staff were treated like family members. The character and kindness that was Maureen will be deeply missed and sympathy is extended to her extended family and friends. R.I.P.

FAMILY NOTICE; MAUREEN WILLOUGHBY (née Quinn), Taravie Hotel, Courtown.  Beloved wife of the late Eric and loving mother of Audrey and Shane, sister of Arthur, Patty and Pauline. She will be very sadly missed by her son, daughter, brother, sisters, grandchildren Ross, Grace and Samuel, daughter-in-law Imelda, brothers-in-law Martin and Bernard, sister-in-law Betty, nephews, nieces, extended family, relatives, neighbours, loyal customers and many friends.

Reposing at her son Shane’s residence on Monday from 3 pm until 8 pm. Funeral arriving to Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, Riverchapel, on Tuesday for Funeral Mass (50 people) at 12 noon, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired, to the Courtown RNLI. Social distance rules will apply at residence, church and cemetery.

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