A town falls silent to honour 'wee' Dom Breslin

A town falls silent to honour 'wee' Dom Breslin

Businesses in Donegal Town quietly closed their doors at around 1.00 pm yesterday afternoon as the late Dom Breslin made his final journey through the town where he spent all his life.

Since Sunday last thousands of people converged on his home at Drumcliffe to pay their respects to a man and a family loved by all. Dom Breslin was a man of the people, a man who had simple tastes and a word for everybody, a man that had spent his life looking after others.

At his funeral mass in St. Mary’s Church in Killymard Fr. Francis McLoone said, “The Breslin family have suffered a great loss in the last twelve weeks – the loss of both parents . It is indeed but we are all here to support you.”

Continuing he said, “Death has no power over Dom now , he lives a new life and he can rest from the labours and the good deeds of his life.

“He had his ups and downs in life losing his twin brother at the age of eight and his sister Una at the age of 14 but despite these losses he was determined to make a success of life. He led by example and never asked anyone to do what he wouldn’t do himself He was a hands on man and he shared the work with all his staff.

“He was also a great family man – he was always there for his children; he was their rock, their anchor. He was also a very kind and generous man. He helped many people who may have run into difficulty over the years but this was done in his own unassuming way. All these good deeds will go with him today because these were things that he always kept to himself. “

For full coverage of the death of Dom Breslin, see today’s Donegal Democrat.