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Tributes are being paid to Dunmore East historian and fisherman Noel McDonagh

Tributes are being paid to Dunmore East historian and fisherman Noel McDonagh who passed away this week.

He founded the charity Lost at Sea Tragedies (LAST) and was well known for finding and cataloguing thousands of flint tools from the Mesolithic Period.

Chairperson of LAST, Caitlin UĆ­ Aodh, says Noel gave a lot to his community:

"Noel founded LAST in 2013 after the awful tragedy of the Bolger brothers. I know Noel for a long number of years. He was a fisherman and when he stopped fishing he opened a very successful business in the city, but he remained part of the sea and fishing people all his life. He worked very, very hard for the community and for everything and anything to do with the sea and for people connected with the sea.

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"I just saw a photograph of him this morning with his LAST jacket and a big smile and that was Noel. We feel his loss tremendously so I can only imagine what his family are going through. It's really, really sad."

Noel will be reposing at Falconer Funeral Home, Riverstown, Tramore tomorrow from 5pm until 8pm followed by private cremation.

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