Daughter of the late Garda Joseph Cahill and Margaret (Morgan) Cahill, Eileen was born in Burtonport and lived the early years of her life in Tyrellspass where her father was stationed. The Cahill family then moved to Swinford where Eileen attended school for some years. Upon finishing school she studied nursing at Guy’s Hospital, London but, when her mother died, she returned to Ireland.
Eileen’s father was then stationed in Kiltimagh and it was there that Eileen met her husband Pa McGreevy.
Eileen and Pa married in the early 1950s and in the proceeding years had nine children. Eileen’s main priority was her family but she also helped Pa in his Main Street butcher shop. She took great pride in her home, enjoying baking and knitting and always loved music and watching general knowledge quiz shows on TV. As an outlet from family life Eileen thoroughly enjoyed the bingo sessions in the local Club Crystal and further afield, meeting up with all her friends for a chat. The Galway Races were the highlight of Pa and Eileen’s summer at which they spent many a well-earned penny on the horses.
In a period of five years (1993-1998) Eileen suffered great sadness in her life. In this short time she lost her husband Pa, her two beloved sons David and Desmond and her baby granddaughter Majella. In the years that followed Eileen mourned her loss with great dignity and continued on with life with the support of her close-knit family and friends.
Eileen is sadly missed by her daughters Pauline, Beatrice, Eibhlín, Claire, Majella, Eimear and Ann-Marie, her daughter-in-law Ann, her sons-in-law Johnny, Anthony, Pierre, Patrick, Joe and Pete, her 18 grandchildren Morgan, Davitt, Gavin, Conor, Simone, Dwayne, Donna-Marie, Julianne, Emma, Claire, Mark, Cliona, Niall, Desmond, Dillon, Jane, Conor and Emily and her brother Gerard.
God Bless you Eileen, may you enjoy happiness together with Pa, David, Des and baby Majella now and forever. Rest in peace and be assured that your spirit will live on in the family you so tenderly created.