Fianna Fail TD for Sligo Leitrim South Donegal & West Cavan Marc Mac Sharry has issued a statement following the passing of the late Cllr. Sean Mc Eniff.

Mac Sharry said “ I am devastated to hear the very sad news of the passing of my great friend and mentor Sean McEniff. My first thoughts are with Eilis and all of his children, extended family and friends. Sean’s contribution, locally, regionally and nationally is simply unique in its longevity and commitment through almost 60 years.”

“Sean has had a pioneering influence with his family in the development of tourism in Ireland and particularly Donegal and the North West as best exemplified in his role as entrepeur, hotelier, promoter of leisure and tourism and as Chairman of North West Tourism and Director of Bord Failte now Failte Ireland”

“Family came first for Sean and his commitment to them was rightly evident in all aspects of his life. With over 55 years’ service in Public Life Sean’s commitment to community and civic need is second to none, always prioritising Donegal, the North West and Ireland. His legacy is secure and immense in delivery for so many people in so many walks of life”

“For more than half a century Sean’s work as a very proud member of Bundoran Urban District Council and Donegal County Council touched and assisted many 10’s of 1000’s of people and benefited all whom he represented. He was fearless and courageous in taking on difficult issues and ambitious projects never intimidated by scale or populace or vested interests. His ‘can do’ attitude and work ethic brought so many ideas and initiatives to fruition”

“Sean will be sorely missed by all who knew him but his passing is to lose a giant in the promotion of and work for our region. A legend in life by any analysis, my sincere condolences to Eilis and Sean’s Children: John, Terry, Gabriel, Gerard, Conor, Fergal, Elizabeth & Siobhan at this most sad and difficult time”

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