A huge fundraising effort is under way in north Longford for the Mulligan family in Ballinamuck following the death of Sean (47) earlier this year.
Sean died unexpectedly on August 4 last leaving behind his wife Mary (née Murphy) - a native of Mullinalaghta - and their four young children Sean (11), Emma (10), Maria (7) and James (4).
Sean is also survived by his parents - Father, John and Mother, Mary; brothers Michael, Peter, James, Danny and David; sister Mary, Mother-in-law, nephews, niece, cousins, relatives and friends.
His sudden and untimely death came as a huge shock to all those who knew and loved him.
The late Sean Mulligan was very well known in the locality and worked as a welder at Cameron in Longford town.
He was highly regarded in his field of expertise and was always willing to lend a hand or help out in any way he could.
He had a keen interest in vintage machinery and was in the process of restoring a Toyota Landcruiser BJ40 at the time of his death.
On Monday, November 16 next a benefit night for the Mulligan family will take place at the Breffni Arms Hotel in Arva.
Doors will open at 8:30pm and music on the night is by Night Fever with special guests Mick Flavin, Noel Cassidy, Jimmy Hussey and Busy Fingers.
Ticket sellers are currently out and about in the Ballinamuck and Mullinalaghta areas and tickets for the night can also be purchased at the local post office and a number of retail outlets, as well as from committee members.
All proceeds will go to the family of the late Sean Mulligan and your support for this very worthy cause is deeply appreciated.