Death of former Sligo Council chairman

Member of local authority for more than 30 years

Sligo News File

Promoting Sligo Tourism:
Late Paddy Conway (right) Former Minister John Perry and, back, Ned Kilcullen

Enniscrone native Paddy Conway has sadly passed away. He was 91.

A councillor for more than 32 years from 1967 to 1999 during which he also was chairman of the local authority for a term, he served as well on a number of bodies, including Bord Failte.

A strongly committed and hard working public representative, many held that the affable Fianna Fail figure should have been nominated for membership of the Senate.

Paddy, a true gentleman and Pioneer and non smoker all his life, enriched the life of the community he represented, and remained a warm and ever approachable ambassador for Enniscrone long after stepping down from the local authority

A passionate GAA man, his love of sports also extended to rugby and golf – the latter encouraged by the proximity of his home to the famed Enniscrone Golf Course beside the beach and Killala Bay

Hundreds of tributes flowed in following the announcement of his death at his home at Bartra Enniscrone.

Paddy is survived by his loving wife Breege (nee Reape) daughters Sinead Clancy (Galway) Michelle (Strandhill) Marina, (Enniscrone) Kathleen (Enniscrone) Paula (USA) Aoife (Enniscrone) sons-in-law Ken, Dave, Padraic & Paula’s partner Jason, grandchildren Rian, Ava, Holly, Jack and Emily, brother Fr. Michael and extended Conway and Reape families

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