The death has taken place of former Sligo County Councillor Patsy Barry from Grange.
Mr Barry passed away yesterday at the North West Hospice in Sligo.
He was co-opted to Sligo County Council in 1997 to replace Senator Willie Farrell, and was elected to the council in 1999 and again in 2004, and was elected Cathaoirleach in 2005.
The current Cathaoirleach of the council, Councillor Dara Mulvey, has described the late Patsy Barry as "an outstanding public representative, who served the people of his area with distinction".
He said Patsy was known far and wide for his friendly nature and was a great ambassador for North Sligo.
He's survived by his wife Noreen, son and two daughters and extended family.
Mr Barry's Funeral Mass will take place in the Church of Mary Immaculate, Grange on Saturday at 2pm, with burial afterwards in Ahamlish Cemetery.