Former Roscommon County Councillor Kitty Duignan passes away

Former Roscommon County Councillor Kitty Duignan has died.

Ms Duignan became a county councillor for Fine Gael following the death of her husband Charlie, who was also a councillor, and assumed the role of Mayor in the early 2000s

She lost her seat in 2002.

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The Frenchpark native was in good health and passed away peacefully at her home in Rathallen overnight.

She is survived by her sister, Pexie, brother Eddie, son in law Paul and grandsons Cathal and James.

Tributes have been paid to her by Senator Frank Fieghan and Cllr Liam Callaghan who says she was an inspiration.