Death of noted Irish scholar Dr Fiachra MacGabhann. Photo: CCFE
The death has occurred suddenly in Mayo of noted Irish scholar Dr Fiachra MacGabhann, who was originally from Blackrock, Co Louth.
According to the Connaught Telegraph, Dr MacGabhann was a much respected and loved colleague and teacher at Castlebar College of Further Education. The college has stated that it will be closed tomorrow as a mark of respect.
He was known for his much acclaimed publication 'Logainmneacha Mhaigh Eo' and was an accomplished musician.
According to a friend, the book was a "monumental piece of work, the largest ever volume published in the Irish language."
Dr MacGabhann was married to Clodagh Doyle, who is Curator at the Museum of Country Life.
Speaking to The Democrat, a friend of Dr MacGabhann's said that he was a "gentleman, a scholar, a lover of music and the Irish language, a great follower of Mayo and Louth GAA, a brilliant man who was greatly loved and respected and will be very sadly missed in our community."
Reposing in Partry Community Centre, Mayo, Saturday January 20th, 4:30 - 7pm, and thereafter in his home in Cluain Aodha. Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Partry, Sunday January 21st at 1pm. Burial afterwards in Ballyovey Graveyard, Partry. Family flowers only, please.
House Private on Friday.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.