Francie Mooney has passed on
- From: Library Guy <dalton@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2006 11:56:38 -0500
Francie Mooney (Proinsias O Maonaigh), died last night (Tuesday 28th
March) at 8pm in his home in Cois Cladaigh, Gaoth Dobhair, Donegal.
Husband to Kitty, father to Mairéad, Gearóid and Anna, a teacher,
writer, footballer, actor and musician. A warm and wise man, generous
with his knowledge and music. He was a teacher and inspiration to very
many musicians and singers. It was Francie who gave Altan their name
and their reason to play music.
Francie will be buried in his home parish after 11am Mass on Thursday
"Slán, slán go fóill, a Dhún na nGall, a chondae shéimh gan smál
Is dod fheara brea in am an ghá, nár umhlaigh riamh roimh Ghall.
Tá áit i mo chroí do gach fear 's gach mhnaoi, is gach páiste beag
Atá beo go buan, gan bhuairt, gan ghruaim.
Fá Ghleanntáin Ghlas Ghaoth Dobhair".