Longford musician dies suddenly

The late Sean Callaghan. Photo: Michelle Ghee. www.gphotos.ie

The late Sean Callaghan. Photo: Michelle Ghee. www.gphotos.ie

There is profound sadness throughout Mullinalaghta and Edgeworthstown this week following the sudden and untimely death of Sean Callaghan, Sliabh Bracken, Derrycasson, Dring and late of Edgeworthstown, Co Longford on June 17 last.

Aged just 51 years, Séan was married to Lucy (nee Brady) and the couple had three children - Jackie, Laura and Ronan.

Employed by Co Longford Vocational Educational Committee (VEC) since 2005, the late Sean Callaghan had moved from carpenter, to woodwork tutor within the education body and was deeply involved with the organisation’s Youthreach programme in Ballymahon at the time of his death.

He was regarded as one of the most gifted guitar players in the midlands and was a wonderful vocalist. Together with his wife Lucy, the couple sang beautifully at weddings and funerals across the region and were in constant demand to share their talents with the masses.

Séan encouraged and instilled music appreciation in all his family and that legacy is now clearly evident in his three children, all of whom are All-Ireland Fleadh winners. In his spare time Séan gave guitar lessons and continued with a legacy that was handed down to him by his own father - Joe Callaghan RIP - who was a renowned fiddle player in Edgeworthstown and throughout Co Longford.

Séan’s remains will make the short journey from his home to St Columba’s Church, Mullinalaghta for Funeral Mass at 10:30am tomorrow morning. Cremation will take place at Mount Jerome Crematorium at 3pm.

The late Séan Callaghan is survived by his wife Lucy, daughters Jackie and Laura and son Ronan. He is deeply regretted by his loving sister, brothers, sisters in law, brothers in law, mother in law, nephews, nieces, grand-nephews, cousins, extended family and a large circle of friends. May he Rest in Peace.




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