Tributes paid on passing of well known Sligo resident, Martin Forde

The death has taken place one of Sligo Town’s best known residents, Martin Forde, of St Anne’s Terrace.

Mr Forde was a former General Election candidate in the Sligo-Leitrim constituency, and also previously ran in the elections to Sligo Borough Council.

He was an outspoken campaigner on a number of issues over many years, and was well-known for writing poetry as well, which he had published regularly.

Sligo/Leitrim Fianna Fail TD, Marc MacSharry says Martin was a man who was ‘all graces and no airs.’