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Séamus McHugh


Dooniver, Achill

Séamus passed away peacefully in the Beacon Hospital, Dublin on January 20, 2021. He fought a hard battle with cancer but was always positive and upbeat all through his years of treatment, he was an inspiration to us all. His great sense of humour got us through the bad times. He continued to joke and wind people up - The Master Schemer he was till the end.
Séamus was born in Dooniver to Peter and Catherine on February 5, 1940. He was the third youngest of eight children, John (deceased), Paddy (deceased), Peter Jnr (London), Margaret (deceased), Loretta (Achill), Anthony (Achill) and Bernie (deceased).
He met his wife Nancy (a proud Kerry woman) in 1970 and they married in 1972. They had a long happy life together rearing six children in Sandyford, Dublin. He was devoted to his family who were the centre of his world.
He enjoyed a varied career path down through the years, mainly in the building profession. He worked in Scotland, England, Germany and Belgium. His aim was always to return to his beloved Dooniver.
Séamus and Nancy retired to Achill in 2000. He was home at last. Lots of planning for the next phase, he never stopped, he was always busy with some new project or another. Whatever the circumstance he was there with advice and a helping hand whether it was with painting, renovations or building. We will be lost without him.
He liked nothing better than a night out with friends, country music and dancing were a great love of his. There was an open door and warm céad míle fáilte for everyone who came to his place. There was always a good measure of craic when Séamus was around.
Séamus is sadly missed by his wife Nancy, sons Desmond and Peter, daughters Shona, Caitríona, Helen and Anne Marie, daughters-in-law Jackie and Kate, sons-in-law Greg, Brian and Sam, his 13 grandchildren, his brothers Peter Jnr (London), Anthony (Achill) and sister Loretta (Achill), sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends.