The town of Castlebar is mourning the passing of well-known local man, Leo O'Shaughnessy (89 ), Market Square, Castlebar. The late Mr O'Shaughnessy was one of the last residents in the town centre location and was a well known and popular figure around the town.
Leo was well known and loved for carrying on the tradition of leaving flowers on the doorsteps in the town on May Day, a tradition he carried out for over 30 years.
Local councillor Ger Deere paid tribute to the late Mr O'Shaughnessy saying: "I was so sorry to hear today that one of Castlebar’s finest residents, Leo O’Shaughnessy, had passed away. Leo was a great friend to everyone in Castlebar and was a great supporter of local organisations.
"His wonderful tradition of putting the Mayflowers at the doors of the houses in the town brought joy to the people of the town. Today I suggested to decorate the tree in Market Square as an Easter Tree and I think it would be a fitting tribute to Leo for the people of the town to come and tie a yellow ribbons/flowers (the colour of his beloved Mayflowers ) in his honour and on his own doorstep, or leave a message on the tree in memory of this fantastic man."