The July monthly meeting of Sligo County Council was adjourned this morning as a mark of respect to the late Cllr Leo Conlon, from Geevagh.
Cllr Conlon, who died on June 10th, was elected to the council in 1979 and was a councillor for 25 years.
He retired in 2004.
The proposal to adjourn the meeting was made by Cllr Gerard Mullaney, from Highwood, and was seconded by Cllr Martin Baker, from Riverstown.
Cllr Baker recalled how Cllr Leo Conlon worked for the area with his local colleague, the late Cllr Michael ‘Boxer’ Conlon, also from Geevagh.
All councillors, as well as council CEO Ciaran Hayes, paid tribute to Cllr Leo Conlon and extended their sympathy to his wife Detta and family.
Cllr Mullaney recalled the late Cllr Leo Conlon’s many roles in the community.