July 14, 2024

Councillors of Letterkenny and Milford held a minute’s silence as we speak in reminiscence of the late Damien Blake.

Damien, who served because the youngest-ever Mayor of Letterkenny, handed away final week, aged 41.

Mayor of Letterkenny-Milford Cllr Kevin Bradley led the tributes to Damien throughout as we speak’s September municipal district assembly. Every member of the MD expressed their sympathies to Damien’s household.

Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh spoke of how Damien had a really brilliant future forward of him, however was sadly taken far too quickly.

“He was a really brilliant, gifted younger man,” Cllr Kavanagh stated.

“All the pieces he did, and all the things he was going to do, he was means forward of everybody else.”

Damien was elected to Letterkenny City Council as a Fianna Fáil candidate in June 2004. The next 12 months, on the age of twenty-two, he was elected because the city’s first citizen. Exterior of politics, his expertise for expertise led him to be employed by Google. Damien helped arrange Strawberry Media earlier than later lecturing on the then Letterkenny Institute of Expertise.

“He was a fantastic all-round man,” stated Cllr Gerry McMonagle. “He had a fantastic imaginative and prescient and he liked Letterkenny. Growing Letterkenny was his complete ambition.”

Cllr McMonagle recalled first assembly Damien on the canvas path in 2004, together with his spherical spectacles, curly hair and a giant smile. The 2 candidates shook arms and agreed that they might work collectively for the higher of the city.

“He has left a beautiful legacy for himself. Might he relaxation in peace,” Cllr McMonagle stated.

Minute’s silence held for former Letterkenny Mayor Damien Blake was final modified: September nineteenth, 2023 by Employees Author