Councillors of Letterkenny and Milford held a minute’s silence at present in reminiscence of the late Damien Blake.
Damien, who served because the youngest-ever Mayor of Letterkenny, handed away final week, aged 41.
Mayor of Letterkenny-Milford Cllr Kevin Bradley led the tributes to Damien throughout at present’s September municipal district assembly. Every member of the MD expressed their sympathies to Damien’s household.
Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh spoke of how Damien had a really vibrant future forward of him, however was sadly taken far too quickly.
“He was a really vibrant, gifted younger man,” Cllr Kavanagh stated.
“Every little thing he did, and the whole lot he was going to do, he was manner forward of everybody else.”
Damien was elected to Letterkenny City Council as a Fianna Fáil candidate in June 2004. The next 12 months, on the age of twenty-two, he was elected because the city’s first citizen. Exterior of politics, his expertise for know-how led him to be employed by Google. Damien helped arrange Strawberry Media earlier than later lecturing on the then Letterkenny Institute of Know-how.
“He was an ideal all-round man,” stated Cllr Gerry McMonagle. “He had an ideal imaginative and prescient and he cherished Letterkenny. Growing Letterkenny was his entire ambition.”
Cllr McMonagle recalled first assembly Damien on the canvas path in 2004, along with his spherical spectacles, curly hair and a giant smile. The 2 candidates shook arms and agreed that they might work collectively for the higher of the city.
“He has left an exquisite legacy for himself. Could he relaxation in peace,” Cllr McMonagle stated.
Minute’s silence held for former Letterkenny Mayor Damien Blake was final modified: September nineteenth, 2023 by