The late Michael Mc Wey
Long-serving Kildare Co Council politician Michael Mc Wey is being laid to rest today in Kildare Town.
Mr McWey retired from politics in June 1999 after 44 years of service on Kildare Co Council.
Mr McWey - a native of Tower View Park in Kildare Town passed away on Friday day last following a short illness.
He is sadly missed by his loving wife Terry, sons Thomas and Michael, daughters Carmel, Suzanne and Vivienne.
He also leaves behind his beloved grandchildren, his brothers, sisters, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
He is predeceased by his son Joseph.
Mr Mc Wey's remains will be brought to St Brigid's Parish Church this morning for 11am Funeral Mass.
Burial will take place afterwards in St. Brigid's Cemetery, Nurney.
Paying a personal tribute, Ceann Comhairle Sean O Fearghaíl, commented about the coincidence of Mr McWey passing away on an election day.
The Kildare TD said: "There was something particularly poignant about the fact that Michael McWey Sr passed away on Friday; the same day that the local elections were happening.
"Michael, one of the finest Kildare men I have ever known, dedicated decades of his life to the service of the people of Kildare as an elected member of Kildare County Council.
"For many years after his retirement, indeed up until his recent illness, he had continued to promote the best interests of the people and the county of Kildare.
"I consider myself privileged to have served with him, to have learned from him, and to come to have regarded him as a valued friend.
"My deepest sympathy to Terry and to all his much loved family."