It is with a heavy heart that That’s Farming announces the sudden death of our esteemed Eugene Dalton, Claremorris, County Mayo (also the founder of Corrib Oil).
As a mark of respect for the Dalton family, we will close our office and refrain from publishing content for a brief period.
‘A larger than life character’
Catherina Cunnane, editor and general manager of That’s Farming, said: “Eugene was a larger than life character and true gentleman; a highly respected, intelligent, honest, reliable, outgoing, kind-natured and witty, storyteller, friend and advisor like no other.”
“I have had the pleasure of becoming to know him on a personal level over recent years through That’s Farming when I joined the digital media company during its start-up phase in 2015. He has been a key driver of its success and his spirit will forever be the foundation of the business.”
“Eugene, also the founder of Corrib Oil, which now supports over 650 jobs throughout Ireland, leaves a lasting legacy as one of Mayo’s most successful business people and will be dearly missed by all who knew him. May his gentle soul R.I.P.,” she added.
Eugene passed away unexpectedly at the Galway Clinic on Friday, May 14th, 2021.
He will be sadly missed by his heartbroken wife Eileen, his sons; Eugene, Eamon, Michael and Shane, daughters; Carmel and Orla, grandchildren; Roisin, Eoghan, Caoimhe, Molly, Lucy, Neala, Matthew, Doireann and Hanorah, daughters-in-law Brenda, Louise, Marguerite and Gillian, son-in-law Darren, brothers; Paddy and Tony his sisters; Marian and Ann, sister-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours, a wide circle of friends and his Corrib Oil family.
His remains will leave his family home on Tuesday at 12:30 ( via Ballyhaunis Rd) to arrive at St Colman’s Church for Funeral Mass at 1 o’clock with burial afterwards in Ballinasmalla Cemetery.
The funeral cortege will leave St Colman’s Church for burial via Dalton St, James, and Ballindine road on route to Ballinasmalla.
Eugene’s Mass will be streamed live on YouTube – Claremorris Church Live or listen on Claremorris Church radio 106fm.
Please observe social distancing at all time while the funeral cortege is en route.
Family flowers only, please. Donations if desired to Croi Cardiac foundation.
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