It is with profound sadness and deep regret that we pass on the news of the tragic and unexpected death of our close friend Noel McDonagh, Lifetime Honorary President and Founder of LAST (Lost At Sea Tragedies).

Noel started his career as a fisherman in Dunmore East, and continued until he retired ashore to open another successful business.

LAST was founded by Noel in 2013. The aim of the charity was and is to help families emotionally and financially in the immediate aftermath of a tragedy. The charity was also set up to promote safety at sea and raising awareness in the fishing community.

Noel handed the Charity over to new Trustees in the fishing community in 2017, but remained on as a lifetime honorary president.

Our thoughts and prayers are with wife Phyllis and their 5 sons; Shane, Gary, Gavin, Ronan & Cian, daughter Roisin and all their grandchildren.

Funeral details to follow when available.