The death has taken place in Dublin of Fermanagh native, Ciaran Fee. Ciaran came from a well-known Fermanagh family and was one of five children of Tom and Mamie Fee, Derrygonnelly.

Speaking to the Impartial Reporter this week Ciaran’s younger brother, Donal, said that the family was “totally devastated” by the sudden loss.

Ciaran had lived in Dublin for the past 40 years with his wife Margot and the couple had two children, daughter Niamh and son Niall, and one grandson, three-year-old Noah.

“Family came first for Ciaran, but he was also very involved in parochial events and volunteered with St Vincent de Paul regularly. Indeed he was doing voluntary work for St Vincent de Paul right up until he died,” Donal explained.

Ciaran was the third of five children. Elizabeth, Eileen, Donal and Brian made up the family, who were all born and raised in Derrygonnelly.

Ciaran went to St Patrick’s Primary school Derrygonnelly before attending St Michael’s College and then Queen’s University.

It was there that he studied accountancy and in his professional exams he had the distinction of being placed first in Ireland.

Although living most of his life away from the county he never forgot his roots and was particularly proud to call himself a Fermanagh and Derrygonnelly man.

For a brief time, Ciaran worked for Cooper and Lybrand in Enniskillen before working for the same company in Belfast. His wife Margot was from Belfast and the couple moved to Dublin where Ciaran took up a position with Bank of Ireland Finance where he worked until his retirement five years ago.

“He came back to Fermanagh regularly, particularly for family events and football matches involving Fermanagh and Derrygonnelly Harps. He was very proud of the Harps success,” Donal said.

Indeed, Ciaran was a member of the Derrygonnelly Harps team who won an Intermediate Championship in 1970.

Since his retirement Ciaran and Margo enjoyed travelling with a number of trips taken to America while he was also a keen golfer, playing up to four times a week.

“It was all very sudden and the whole family are devastated. It is very difficult to get your head around,” his brother Donal said earlier this week.

The wake took place at Ciaran’s home in Rathfarnham, Dublin, with a large attendance from Fermanagh, with many people from his home club, Derrygonnelly Harps making the trip to pay their respects. His funeral took place yesterday (Wednesday) at the Church of the Divine Word, Marley Grange, Rathfarnham, followed by burial at