The local community turned out in force at the weekend to pay a final farewell to Lanesboro man Anthony Carberry, writes Liam Cosgrove.
The 50-year-old, whose body was recovered on Roscommon’s Sliabh Ban mountains earlier this month following two weeks of intensive searching, was laid to rest in Clonbonny Cemetery on Sunday.
A native of Cloontuskert, Lanesboro, Anthony had recently been living around the St Michael’s Road area of Longford town.
Gardai from both Longford and Roscommon carried out extensive searches along the county border after he was reported missing on July 18. A public appeal was soon launched in the search for Anthony as concerns grew for his safety.
His family made a heartfelt appeal at the time as concern increased about their much loved brother and uncle.
In the immmediate aftermath of last Sunday’s Mass at St Mary’s Church in Lanesboro, tributes began to filter through from the local community.
Lanesboro correspondent Joe O’Brien said parishioners were still coming to terms with the Carberry family’s untimely loss.
Mr Carberry is survived by his partner Teresa, brothers Michael, Bernard and John Joe, sisters Mary, Patricia and Eileen, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.