Man who died in tragic Leitrim accident named locally

Tributes are being paid to the north Roscommon man who drowned near Leitrim village.

Patrick Moffatt, an employee of Waterways Ireland, died while examining a lock on the Shannon-Erne waterway yesterday afternoon.

Waterways Ireland has offered its sympathies to the Drumboylan man, aged in his fifties, describing him as an esteemed colleague.

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At a Leitrim County Council meeting this afternoon, a prayer and minute’s silence of observed in his honour.

Councillor Enda Stenson, who knows the Moffatt family well, requested the gesture of sympathy.