The Reynolds family have said they are â€œhugely honouredâ€ by plans to rename Longfordâ€™s Mall in honour of the former Taoiseach, Albert Reynolds.
The decision was taken at a meeting of Longford County Council last Wednesday, stemming from a proposal put forward by Fianna Fail Cllr Seamus Butler.
Mr Reynoldsâ€™ s son, Philip said the proposed memorial was something he and his family would cherish forever.
â€œItâ€™s a huge honour, it really is,â€ said a humbled Mr Reynolds on Monday.
He said he received over the proposed name change came via a letter from Longford County Coucil last week.
â€œThe nice thing about that was it gave me the time to tell Mum (Kathleen) about it and then walk around the Mall as a family at the weekend.â€
The Reynolds family were in Longford to attend Albert Reynoldsâ€™s Monthâ€™s Mind Mass in St Melâ€™s Cathedral Centre .
Nearly 800 people attended the Mass on Saturday.
A function was held afterwards at the Longford Arms Hotel as family, close friends and former constituents recalled their own memories of the late Taoiseach.
Mr Reynolds said the occasion was something he and his mother, Kathleen, would never forget.
â€œMum got a huge adrenalin rush from Saturday, she really did.
â€œSheâ€™s fairly frail and not the best for balance, but she stood for two hours greeting people. We all met people who we perhaps hadnâ€™t seen for 20 years.
â€œThe number of people who attended from the Dublin Road, Viewmount and where we used to live in Longford, there wasnâ€™t a house that wasnâ€™t represented,â€ he said.
Mr Reynolds also revealed that even if construction work on St Melâ€™s Cathedral had been completed at the time of his fatherâ€™s passing, funeral proceedings would still have been held in Dublin.
The choice of holding some form of remembrance back on his home turn of Co Longford was purely down to one person, added Mr Reynolds.
â€œMum was adamant that we should come back to Longford and to be honest, it was a fitting way to close that chapter,â€ he concluded.