The late Patsy Barry

The late Patsy Barry

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Councillor Dara Mulvey and the Acting Chief Executive Tom Kilfeather have paid tribute to former Councillor Patsy Barry, who passed away on Wednesday.

The Cathaoirleach said

‘It was with great sadness that we heard of the passing of our colleague Patsy Barry. He was an outstanding public representative who served the people of his area with distinction. He was known far and wide for his friendly nature and generous personality. Patsy was a great ambassador for North Sligo and instigated or supported numerous projects in his area.’

The Acting Chief Executive recalled Patsy’s

‘pride in his community and county. He was tireless in his ambition to see County Sligo grow and develop, and his work ethic was evident in the many committees on which he served, many as Chair.  His experience and wisdom were invaluable to this Council during his time as a Cathaoirleach and Councillor’.

Patsy was co-opted to Sligo County Council in June 1997 to replace Senator Willie Farrell.  He was elected to the Council in 1999 and was re-elected in 2004. 

He was elected Cathaoirleach of the Council in 2005 and also served as Chairman of the Strategic Policy Committee on Planning and Development and Chairman of the County Sligo Heritage Forum.

Patsy will be fondly remembered by Elected Members and staff, our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Noreen and family.