Roscommon’s oldest man to be laid to rest tomorrow

Roscommon’s oldest man Michael Coyne, from Fairymount, pictured with his medal from President Michael D Higgins and a pint of Guinness during his 107th birthday celebrations in Hester’s Golden Eagle in Castlerea back in January. Pic: Brian Farrell

Roscommon’s oldest man, Michael Coyne, from Fairymount, passed away on Tuesday aged 107.

Michael, who celebrated his birthday in January in Fairymount Church, where he was baptised, followed by dinner in Hester’s Golden Eagle in Castlerea, will repose in Higgins and Sons Funeral Home in Ballinameen this evening, Wednesday, from 5 pm to 7.30 pm and he will be laid to rest tomorrow (Thursday) in Fairymount Cemetery following funeral mass at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Fairymount.

He was predeceased by his parents Philip and Mary, sisters Kathleen Coyne and Mary McGarry and his brother Bernard.

Michael will be sadly missed by his nephew and carer Neil McGarry, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends.