Former county manager passes away

Cathaoirleach of Cavan County Council, Councillor Clifford Kelly has led tributes to former County Manager, David Mackey, who passed away on Monday. Mr Mackey served as County Manager from 1988 until 1989.

“I served on Cavan County Council during David’s term as County Manager and always enjoyed a positive working relationship with him. He was a man of great integrity, strong values, and always had the best interests of the county at heart,” said Cllr Kelly.

“On behalf of my fellow elected members, I would like to express my deepest sympathies to David’s wife Marian, their children Catherine, David, and Edward, and David’s extended family and many friends.”

Chief Executive of Cavan County Council Tommy Ryan said “Though David’s time as County Manager was brief, he is remembered fondly in Cavan County Council and his short tenure was an influential one, which set the tone for much future progress in the county. He made an important contribution to many capital projects including the restoration of the Courthouse here in Cavan and the development of the Cavan Town bypass, which continue to benefit the people of Cavan to this day. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.”

David will repose at his home this evening Wednesday from 5-8pm. Removal from his home on Thursday afternoon at 12.30pm to the Cathedral of Ss Patrick & Felim, Cavan, arriving for Funeral Mass at 1pm, via Dublin Road, College St and Farnham St. Following Mass, the cortege will travel to St Brigid’s Cemetery, Killygarry for committal prayers and burial.

He is survived by his loving wife Marian O’Donovan-Mackey, children Catherine, David and Edward; brothers Martin, Philip and Barry; sister Caroline, in laws, relatives and many friends.May he rest in peace.