The village of Newtown outside Nenagh was plunged into mourning this weekend with news of the sudden death of local Pat Gill.
Mr Gill, a plumber by trade, was well known throughout Newtown, Portroe and Nenagh, for his easy going manner and involvement in the local community.
A daily all-year round swimmer at Youghal Quay on Lough Derg, he was also heavily involved in the Newtown / Youghalarra Christmas Swim.
Pat, or Paddy as he was often called, was also also involved in the local vintage farm machinery club and was a regular participant in the St Patrick's Day parades around the area.
He was a great supporter of the local Killoran Players drama group as well as being a member of Ormond Historical Society.
He is survived by his wife and children.
Funeral arrangements later.
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