McConalogue extends condolences to family of Hugh Conaghan

Published on: 25 March 2020

Fianna Fáil TD for Donegal Charlie McConalogue has expressed his sadness on the passing of former Donegal Fianna Fáil TD Hugh Conaghan.

“It is with great sadness I learned of the passing of Hugh Conaghan. Hugh was a central figure in Donegal politics for many years and was a tremendous servant to the people of the county throughout his life.

“Hugh served as a County Councillor for 25 years from 1974 to 1999 and in Dáil Éireann for 12 years between 1977 and 1989.   He was a proud Donegal man and our county is a better place due to his dedicated service in public office.

“He was a loyal and dedicated member of Fianna Fáil and was a great help to me from when I first entered politics. He had a passion for helping and contributing to his local community and this work has left a lasting legacy. This passion was carried on by his son, former Councillor Francis Conaghan, and his grandson Hugh who is a member the National Executive of Fianna Fáil.

“Hugh was a truly dedicated family man and his family was his strongest passion in life.   He dearly missed his late wife Jean since her passing last summer and was tremendously proud of his three sons, two daughters and grandchildren.

“I want to extend my condolences and those of the Fianna Fáil Party to all his family and in particular his sons Eugene, Patrick, and Francis, his daughters Elizabeth and Sinéad and all his grandchildren at this difficult time.

“Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.”

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