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11th Sep 2020

Garrihy sisters pay loving tribute to late grandfather

Sarah Finnan

Garrihy sisters

Losing a loved one is never easy, but dealing with such a loss during a global pandemic is particularly difficult. Strict public health guidelines and restrictions on physical contact do little to help ease the grieving process, and it seems that the one thing that would really help – a hug from a friend or family member – is the one thing that isn’t allowed given current circumstances.

Confirming the sad news that their beloved grandfather had passed away at the age of 95, the Garrihy sisters have united in their grief – making the journey down to Clare to be amongst family.

Both Ailbhe and Aoibhín Garrihy have marked the loss by sharing fond memories of their grandad with followers online. Pictured looking very dapper in a suit and tie, Aoibhín posted a photo of the late Clare man – concertina in hand – alongside a very moving tribute.

‘I see you in my Mom
My sisters and in me
I pray I’ll see you in my girls
How lucky would they be?

So when we pause to think of you
Or they talk of your legacy
I’ll only have to look around
You’ve passed it on you see.’

Sister Ailbhe followed suit describing him as ‘a musical legend, a gentleman and a great friend’.

A talented musician Chris was a well-known and much-loved member of the local Clare community and condolences have been flooding in since news of his passing broke.

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