The Mayor of the City and County of Limerick is offering his condolences following the death of renowned musician and composer Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin.
Mayor James Collins said: “On behalf of the people of Limerick I would like to express sympathy to the family of Mícheál following his death."
“Our thoughts are with his wife Helen, their son Luke, sons Eoin and Mícheál (Moley), their mother Nóirín, and his brother John at this very sad time.”
“Mícheál moved to Limerick in 1994 to become the first Chair of Music at the University of Limerick. He founded the Irish World Music Centre, which has since become the Irish World Academy and was Emeritus Professor at the Academy.”
“His love of music was infectious with the University of Limerick quickly becoming an important centre for the teaching and learning of music and dance worldwide.”
“Limerick has been made all the better for having Mícheál here. His passion and drive for music and performance have been woven into the fabric of Limerick’s rich cultural tapestry while he was hugely instrumental in the relocation of the Irish Chamber Orchestra from Dublin to Limerick.”
“Mícheál was awarded a Mayoral Reception in June 2017, in recognition of his major contribution to the musical cannon of Ireland and his contribution to the cultural life in Limerick”.
“He will be sadly missed. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis”