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Padraic Mannion


Killadoon, Louisburgh, Co Mayo

Padraic passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 15, at Mayo University Hospital surrounded by his loving family.   
He was born on April 27, 1956, to the late Richie and Mary Mannion. He was the second eldest of eleven children. Padraic trained in agriculture in Mountbellew and worked on farms all around the country. He brought the skills and knowledge back with him to Killadoon where he set up a piggery, milked cows and maintained a flock of sheep.
In 1989 he married Mary McCann and they had two children, Paudie and Martina. Padraic is predeceased by his son Paudie and brother Michael.
Padraic was very much community oriented. Over the years he was involved in many voluntary organisations from the Credit Union to Boards of Management, Eucharistic Minister, primary school lotto, Louisburgh GAA lotto, stewarding matches in McHale Park and committed to canvassing for local candidates, to name a few. In recognition of his dedication, he was appointed a Peace Commissioner by the Minister for Justice Máire Geoghegan-Quinn in 1994.
Padraic is deeply mourned and sadly missed by his wife Mary and daughter Martina, sisters Rosaleen, Julia, Maureen, Anne, Bridie and Catherine, brothers Richard, Tony and James, aunt Annie, uncle John, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, the extended Mannion and McCann families and a wide circle of friends.

“An honest man here lies at rest,
The friend of man, the friend of truth,
The friend of age, and guide of youth:
Few hearts like his, with virtue warm’d,
Few heads with knowledge so inform’d;
If there’s another world, he lives in bliss;
If there is none, he made the best of this.”