Tributes paid to Roscommon man found dead in Sligo

Apr 12, 2022 13:04 By Shannonside News
Tributes paid to Roscommon man found dead in Sligo Tributes paid to Roscommon man found dead in Sligo
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A post mortem examination will take place.

Tributes are being to a Roscommon man who was found dead in 'unexplained' circumstances at his home in Sligo town last night

The man, from a village in the west of the county, was found with what are understood to be serious neck injuries at his home in the Cartron Heights area last night.

The 41-year-old man is being described as well-known and well-liked by neighbours and friends following the discovery of his body last night.


He was found at his home in the Carton Heights area just after 8.30pm and pronounced dead at the scene.

It's reported that the west Roscommon native was found with serious injuries and the house was subsequently sealed off.

Garda Technical Bureau officers arrived at the property just before 11am this morning to carry out a forensic examination of the property and the office of the State Pathologist has also been informed.


It's understood that a post mortem will take place in the next 36 hours and this will determine the nature of the garda investigation.

The man, who has not yet been named is well known in political circles and worked with Fine Gael in the area

He was also known for his work in the property management industry and was understood to have been out socialising on Sunday night in a local bar.


Sligo Leitrim TD Frank Feighan was a close personal friend of the man.

He says everyone is in shock and describes the moment he heard about the incident

''I was at a meeting in  Ballyshannon last night when I got a text and I went to his house last night to say a prayer outside and I went this morning again, it's just so sad''


Arthur Gibbons is the mayor of Sligo

He lives in Catron heights and is a neighbour of the dead man.

He says the entire area is in shock.


''The sense is dismay, it's unbelievable, the people in the estate can't believe what's after happening. And the reality to it is it's a lovely little estate. There's only 57 houses in the estate itself. And most of the families that's in there they've raises their children there and it'd be more an elderly community. There's very few young people within this estate. It's a lovely settled area, but there's total shock and dismay.''


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