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Ballygawley man's passing is widely mourned


The late Dominic Quinn

The late Dominic Quinn

The late Dominic Quinn

Tributes have been paid to well know Ballygawley businessman, Dominic Quinn who passed away peacefully at North West Hospice, Sligo on Friday last.

He is survived by his wife, Sheila and children Mikhaela, Melissa, Brianna and Caolón and extended family.

Dominic operated Quinn Vehicle Breakdown Assistance and Recovery in Gadden, Ballygawley and was well known and loved in his community and beyond.

He was also well known for his generosity of spirit and took part and organised fundraising for many charities particularly Sligo Cancer Support Centre.

He was a keen triathlete and competed in many events.

Sligo Triathlon Club in a tribute said: "It was with great sadness that we said goodbye to our dear friend and club member Dominic.

"Always with a cheeky smile, Dominic was the life and soul of every club event and always on hand to help out or fundraise. He will be sadly missed by the club and the wider community."

Dominic was one of ten who cycled to Dublin and back over two days in 2016 and the following year he undertook a 500 km wild Atlantic challenge raising over €25,000 for Sligo Cancer Support Centre.

Dominic also organised awareness for the Irish Hospice Foundation Genoa to Rome cycle in 2015 by hosting a one day turbo cycling event in Johnston Court Shopping Centre.

Removal took place from his home on Sunday at 1.30pm to the Church of the Assumption, Sooey for Mass of Christian Burial at 2pm with burial afterwards at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Sooey.

Members of the emergency services were in attendance at the funeral as a mark of respect and support.

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