The loss of "inspirational" Derrygonnelly man Eamonn Corrigan has been felt across Fermanagh this week.

Mr. Corrigan passed away suddenly on May 19 (Thursday), Eamonn was well known across Fermanagh and highly regarded for his expertise on accounting and finance.

His staff at Corrigan & Co paid a heartfelt tribute to their boss on Friday following his death and said: “Eamonn was the heart of Corrigan & Co, he was a fantastic boss, friend, and mentor to us all. He was a truly inspirational person, and his loss will be sorely felt by all.”

Paying tribute to Eamonn’s character, a staff spokesperson said: “Anyone who knew Eamonn, will remember his hearty laugh and his ready supply of jokes. His kindness and generosity enriched the lives of those around him, which will have a lasting impact on both staff and clients. Eamonn was everybody’s friend.”

The staff spokesperson concluded: “Us, the staff of Corrigan & Co are truly heartbroken and devastated, our thoughts and prayers are with Eamonn’s family and friends at this difficult time.”

Eamonn was heavily involved in aspects of community life and had previously served as the chairman of Derrygonnelly and District Community Partnership.

In a statement released on social media, a spokesperson for the group said: “On behalf of the Chairman and members of Derrygonnelly and District Community Partnership we would like to extend our deepest and sincerely sympathy to all the family of Eamon Corrigan who sadly passed away.

“Eamon was the chairman of our partnership for a number of years and was a person with a great personality and great sense of humour. He also had a great interest in doing his best for our communty."

The spokesperson concluded: “His untimely passing has come as a great shock to us all but no more so than to his family. They are all in our thoughts and prayers at this sad and difficult time.”

Also paying tribute to Eamonn was Derrygonnelly Harps GAC. A spokesperson for Derrygonnelly Harps said: “The club are saddened to learn of the passing of Eamonn Corrigan. Eamonn featured on some Harps teams in the mid-80s and always had a witty story to share.

“We offer our deepest sympathies to his family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.”

Mr. Eamonn Corrgian’s funeral mass took place on Sunday at St Patrick's Church, Derrygonnelly, he was buried in the adjoining cemertary. Eamonn is survived by his partner Pauline, his sons Sean and Thomas, their mother Catherine, his siblings and a wide circle of family, friends and neighbours.