Tributes to the Late Dochtúir Dómhnall Ó Loingsigh
Almost immediately following the death of an Dochtúir Dómhnall Ó Loingsigh, there was both an outpouring of sympathy for his demise, and equally of concern surrounding his replacement as Medical Officer in the Slievereagh Dispensary District.
It could be said that the people of Ballyvourney and the surrounding area had lost a truly heroic figure, someone who had spent over 30 years of his life both tending to their ailments, and nurturing and enhancing their lives from a cultural and an economic perspective.
This divide in sentiment may be clearly seen in the following links to articles which progress from the reporting of his death and funeral, to the important matter of the level of spoken Irish his Medical Officer replacement would have.
If proof of his benevolence to his local people and community was required following his death, one should simply read the following articles which, more than a decade after his death, outline the legacy he left to his beloved friends and neighbours –