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Seamie O’Boyle - a Tribute from Sligo County Council

It is with shock and deep regret  that Sligo County Council’s elected members and staff have reacted with to the sudden passing of Councillor Seamie O’Boyle.

Seamie  was elected to Sligo County Council in 2014.

He served as Deputy Mayor on the newly established Sligo Municipal District, and also served on the board of the Model, Sligo Harbour Advisory Committee and  the Regional Health Forum West.  He had a wide range of community interests, was involved in many voluntary organisations.

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo  County Council Councillor Rosaleen OGrady was a close friend, and she paid tribute to Seamie for being a ‘committed and hardworking representative for his community. He had his roots in one of Sligo’s oldest communities, and he served them with great distinction. He will be sorely missed by his family and many friends.’

The Mayor of Sligo Municipal District Councillor Thomas Healy said he enjoyed ‘ an excellent working relationship with Councillor O’Boyle., we were both elected on to the new Council  at the same time.

While his main interests were in his beloved Northside community, he had a genuine interest in any project that was good for Sligo.’

Chief Executive Ciaran Hayes said  that ‘right from his first day as a Councillor, Seamie treated everyone – fellow Councillors and members of staff – with the utmost courtesy and respect.

He took a keen interest in a wide range of projects, and he always made an in important contribution to any discussions in the Council Chamber.

He is a great loss to this Council, but more importantly, will be missed as a devoted husband and father.’

Funeral arrangements:

Seamie O'Boyle will repose at his home today Thursday, from 4pm to 10pm and on Friday from 2pm to 6.30pm with removal at 7.45pm to Sligo Cathedral arriving at 8.30pm.

Mass of the Resurrection at 1.30pm on Saturday with burial in Sligo Cemetery afterwards.

Family flowers only please donations in lieu if desired to the Nazareth House patient comfort fund c/o Foley & Mc Gowan Funeral home, Market Yard Sligo.