The death has taken place, peacefully at Ennis General Hospital, of the former Managing Director of The Clare Champion, Mr Flan Galvin of Fuinseog, Tobartaoscain, Ennis.
A native of Kilnamona, Mr Galvin, who worked as a staff photographer in the ‘Champion, took over the running of the newspaper in 1969 following the death of his aunt, Mrs Nellie Galvin.
Mr Galvin retired from business in 1994 and was succeeded at the helm by his son, John.
His remains will repose at his residence this Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm arriving to Ennis Cathedral on Wednesday for Funeral Mass at 12.30pm followed by private cremation.
Predeceased by his wife, Gemma who died last January, Mr Galvin is survived by his sons, Anthony, John and David; daughters-in-law, Cathy, Shelly and Kim; grandchildren, Sam and Caitlin, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.
Family flowers only, donations, if desired, to the Clare Branch of The National Council for the Blind.
As a mark of respect, the office of The Clare Champion will be closed all day Wednesday.