David Patrick Shaw-Smith,

Lough Carra, Co Mayo and formerly of Dublin (16th January 2021) - peacefully after a long illness, supported by his family.

Dearly loved and missed by his wife, Sally, all his children, their spouses, grandchildren, extended family, friends and neighbours.

A wonderful father, grandfather and friend.

A brilliant filmmaker, photographer, and archivist of Irish life and crafts.

His warmth, humour, curiosity and enthusiasm enriched all who came to know him, both in person, and through his films. 

Looked after with kindness by all at Friars Lodge Nursing Home.

Private family prayers and burial service will be held on Thursday, 21st January at Burriscarra Abbey.

A celebration of his life will be held at a future date.

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Paddy and Margaret Davis letterdeen Clifden
Sincere sympathy to Sally and Family for the sad loss of David a true gentleman. Lots of memories with his Mum and Dad when we were neighbours . May his gentle soul trust in peace.
Tochar Valley Network
Sincere sympathy to all the Shaw Smith family on the sad death of David,he has left a wonderful legacy of film of some of our handcrafts and their history.May he rest in peace.
The Donovan Family
Our sincere condolences to Sally & all the extended family on the passing of David. Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time.
Al McDonnell
Sincere sympathy to Sally and Shaw Smith family on the passing of David.
May he Rest In Peace

Sean and Mary Hallinan
Sincere sympathy is extended to Sally and Family on the passing of David. He did marvelous work in recording and preserving Irish Crafts and traditions. may he rest in peace.
Eamon Mac Donnell, Dublin and Mayo
Deepest Sympathy to David's Family
On their great loss.. David was a very talented film maker always enjoyed his TV series Hands and his work with Eamonn Mac Thomais, wonderful programmes.. May he rest in peace.

Bebe McCarthy
Deepest sympathy to David’s family. I remember the wonderful films Hands .
Trish Ryan
To Sally and all the extended Shaw-Smith family my condolences on your loss...may he Rest in Peace
Peter and Sheila Philbin
Deepest Sympathy to Sally and family on the passing of David. May he rest in peace.
Padraic & Mary Nally, Castlecarra, Clogher, Claremorris.
Sincere sympathy to Sally and all the Shaw-Smith family on the death of David. He was an extremely talented person and he will be sadly missed by all who knew him. May he Rest in Peace.
Padraic and Dolores Chalke
Sorry to hear of the death of David a true gentleman, our thoughts and prayers are with you Sally and family

Cllr michael Burke
My deepest sympathy to Sally and family and extended families on the Death of David A very talented person may he rest in peace
Elizabeth Murphy
Condolences to you Sally and all your family on the sad passing of David. It was my pleasure to have met David. Thoughts and prayers for you all. RIP
kathleen & kevin killeen Hollymount
Sincere sympathy to Sally and Family on the death of David. May his gentle Soul Rest in Pace.
Tom Kay des and Elaine and all at the pharmacy
Deepest sympathy sally and all the family. A perfect gentleman alway so happy and nice. May his gentle soul rest in peace
Michael and Noeleen Farragher, Clooneen
Sincere sympathy to Sally and all your family on the passing of David.May he rest in peace.

Cllr Damien Ryan
my deepest sympathy to the Shaw smith family on the death of David may he rest in peace
Anna Stanton
Sincere sympathy to Sally and family I live in Burriscarra and often met David and his dog on my walks some years ago He
was a lovely man

Anon
'Hands' was a series beloved of the Irish people. It kept our crafts alive. My sympathy to all who mourn its maker.
Maureen Gilroy Hughes Sligo
My deepest sympathy to you Sally and all the family on ypur sad loss. So many good memories in early days at the lodge in Altnabrockey and of course at the house in Carnacon may his luvly soul rest in peace thinking of you at this sad time.
Lou Brennan
Sincere sympathy to Shaw-Smith family. What a wonderful legacy David leaves for future generations to enjoy.

Anthony O'Brien
Dear Sally, Sophie, Daniel, Emma and Melissa, very sad to hear just now of David's departure. He was an admirable writer, film-maker and custodian of the Irish craft traditions. It was a pleasure and a privilege to work with him, and to have known him as a friend. Deepest sympathies from Diana and me.
Frank and Kate Keane, Cornfield, Hollymount.
Condolences to the Shaw-Smiths and your extended family on your loss. David has left a wonderful legacy through years of meticulous film production and recordings of old Ireland’s finest craftsmen and women, so future generations can revisit for years to come. May he Rest In Peace.
Anonymous
Condolences to all Have memories of watching the Hands series on RTE RIP
P.J., Bernie Gibbons & family, Annies.
Deepest sympathy to his wife Sally, and family on the death of David. He was a gentleman and scholar, and a very kind neighbour. he will be missed. May he rest in peace.
Peter & Mary Corbett
Sincere sympathy to Sally & all the family on the passing of David, May he rest in peace.
Cllr PatsyO brien
I would like to offer my deepest sympathy to Sally and family on the death of David Patrick
May his gentle soul rest in peace

Richard and Christina Murphy, Moorehall
Sincere Sympathy to Sally and family and the extended Shaw-Smith family on the sad passing of David. He was a very interesting person and a thorough gentleman. May he rest in peace
Michael and Nora Conroy Ballyglass
Deepest sympathy to Sally and Family on David's death. May he Rest in Peace
The Mc Andrew family Bradford
Sincere condolences on your loss
Martin & Breeda McDonald and family partry
So sorry to hear of David's passing condolences to Sally and Family may he rest in peace.
Pat and Phil Gibbons.
So sad to hear of the passing of David a lovely neighbour and friend.
Our deepest sympathy to Sally and family on their very sad loss.
May his gentle soul rest in peace.

David and Caroline Corbett
Sincere condolences to Sally and the entire family on the passing of David. May he rest in peace.
Leo Gannon
Deepest sympathy Sally & all the families ?
Maureen Noone nee Reilly formally Rinaneel
Sincere sympathy to Sally and family on sad passing of of David May he Rest In Peace
Dympna Fair
Rest in Peace David, the brilliant Producer of the ‘Hands’ Series. Sympathy to your wife and family.
Mary Catherine Reilly
I am very sorry of the families the loss of a loved one
Mary Catherine Reilly
Sorry for your loss of that family
Mary Catherine Reilly
I am very sorry for your loss of a loved one who had passed away