Many tributes have been pouring in following the sudden passing of Eamon McNally, Aghagally, Tydavnet on Monday 24th June. The sad news took everyone by surprise, and it’s a dreadful blow to his wife Caroline, his sons Paul, Richard, and Philip, his brothers Oliver,  Cathal, Eugene, and Kevin, his sisters in law, brothers in law, nieces, nephews, and a wide circle of extended family, friends, and former work colleagues at St Davnet’s Hospital, Monaghan. Éamon was involved in many facets of volunteering in the community – he had a great knowledge, wise ways, good counsel, and few words. He had long involvement in Tydavnet Tidy Towns and Cornagilta School Heritage Centre, Tydavnet Geel Twinning, Tydavnet Community Centre,  and was a founding member and current treasurer of Killylough Cycling Club – all of which he gave countless hours to. Eamon was also an officer with Tydavnet Macra club during the 1970s, and was County Secretary during 1972 and 1973. He had a great interest in local history and heritage – the mapping and surveying of Tydavnet old cemetery was a project of particular pride, and he represented the community sector across County Monaghan on Monaghan Tidy Towns Network, the PPN and on the Monaghan Integrated LEADER Evaluation Committee. He was also a member of Monaghan Community Forum. Above all else, Eamon was a gentleman, a valued husband and father, a kindly and empathetic nurse, and a great friend; he gave 100% to everything he got involved in. We will miss him dearly. May he rest in peace.