A large crowd from across the farming and agricultural community turned out yesterday to attend the funeral of the late Patrick Molloy, former Chief Agricultural Officer with Teagasc in Donegal.
Know to most as “Pat”, he passed away at home at in Dooish, Ballybofey earlier in the week.
Originally from Glenties, Mr Molloy enjoyed a long career in the agricultural sector, and served as the Chief Agricultural Officer with Teagasc until his retirement in 2007.
In his long career, he worked in Lifford, Donegal Town and Ballybofey, having started out as an advisor in Falcarragh.
As well as serving as the Chief Agricultural Officer, he was a great advocate of the Irish language and did a great deal to promote the work of Teagasc and important farming issues through local and national media, and did so up until recently.
Former co-worker, Brid Burns, paid tribute to Pat, saying that he would be sorely missed by all his colleagues and he remained in constant contact with them following his retirement
The late Mr Molloy was laid to rest yesterday afternoon at Drumboe Cemetery following 11 o’clock requiem mass in St Mary’s Church, Stranorlar.
He is survived by wife Phyllis, daughter Treasa, sons Sean and Peader, daughter-in-law Michelle and grandson Ultan.