The late John ‘The Twin’ Sweeney - Glenties

One of the best known characters in the town of Glenties was laid to rest yesterday.

One of the best known characters in the town of Glenties was laid to rest yesterday.

John “The Twin” Sweeney of Main Street passed away at the weekend in Killybegs Community Hospital at the weekend.

Large crowds visited at his family residence to pay their last respects to the popular man.

His funeral mass took place in St Conal’s Church and he was laid to rest afterwards in the local cemetery.

86-year-old John and his twin brother Jimmy, who passed away last year, were two well known figures in the community for the chats they would have with the many people who passed by their home as they sat out the front. He was also well known as a avid GAA fan all his life.

He is also predeceased by brothers, Danny and Vincent, and sister, Chris.