Tributes are being paid following the sad passing of well-known Glenties man Ernan O’Donnell.
Mr O’Donnell, of Stranalough, was one of Glenties’ most popular characters.
He sadly passed away on Friday at Letterkenny University Hospital. His Funeral Mass takes place this Sunday morning in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties with interment afterwards in Kilraine Graveyard.
As the community mourns his death, tributes have been paid to his friendly nature, his many talents and his activism.
Mr O’Donnell is being remembered as a scholar, a musician, singer and composer and a passionate environmental activist. He was heavily involved in opposing wind farms to protect bog habitat and chaired the Glenties Windfarm Information Group.
Mr O’Donnell’s lasting legacy lies in his activism, his stores and his music.
A notice on RIP.ie reads:
“Sadly missed by his loving wife Anne Marie. Predeceased by his parents John Anthony and Annie, brothers Godfrey and Adrian and sister Sheila. Deeply regretted and will be sadly missed by his brothers Anthony, John, Eunan, Ronan and Daniel, sisters Patricia, Nuala, Imelda and Rian, nieces, Nephews, and his wider family circle, relatives, friends and neighbours.
“His remains will repose at his residence from 5pm today Saturday 17th. Funeral Mass on Sunday morning (18th April) at 11am in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties with interment afterwards in Kilraine Graveyard.
“Due to HSE and government guidelines the wake, funeral and interment are strictly for family with a limit of 10 people permitted.
“Ernan’s requiem mass can be viewed live on www.churchservices.tv/Glenties.
“Anyone wishing to leave a message of sympathy for the family may do so by using the condolence section at the bottom of this page.”