A Ballinrobe native, who died while on peacekeeping duty in the Lebanon, should be officially remembered on the 30th anniversary of his death.

That’s according to Fianna Fail Cllr Damien Ryan.

Corporal Fintan Heneghan died alongside Private Mannix Armstrong and Private Thomas Walsh on March 21, 1989 while serving with the 64th Infantry Battalion of the United Nations’ Interim Force in the Lebanon.

They were killed when a landmine detonated in the ‘Green Rooms’ area of Lebanon, on a track that was not frequently used by peacekeeping personnel there.

Cllr Ryan was speaking at yesterday’s monthly meeting of Claremorris Municipal District and said it would be only fitting that the local authority architects design a memorial to be placed in Ballinrobe and to plan a ceremony to mark the 30th anniversary of Corporal Heneghan’s death.

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