Wexford tributes to John Hume

By Dan Walsh

The Cathaoirleach of Wexford County Council, Cllr Ger Carthy, this afternoon opened an on-line Book of Condolences to provide opportunity for the public to sympathise with the family of the late John Hume, former SDLP leader and Nobel Laureate.

CLLR GER CARTHY, Chairman Wexford County Council

“John Hume’s contribution to Irish history has been immense and his legacy of bringing peace to the island of Ireland is one that will live long in the memory of people the world over,” said Cllr Carthy, who added; “It is appropriate that Wexford County Council opens this Book of Condolence and in doing so provide a tangible opportunity to the public of County Wexford and further afield to express and record their sympathy.”

In a statement on social media, Mayor Cllr Leonard Kelly states that “to honour this man of peace, as Mayor of Wexford I will be lighting a candle to his memory at 9pm tonight.”

The Book of Condolences is available at this link https://consult.wexfordcoco.ie/en/content/book-condolences-mr-john-hume and will remain open until Friday, 14th August. Members of the public wishing to sign the Book of Condolences can do so at any time by visiting the above link.

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