FOND FAREWELL TO ONE OF THE TOWN’S REAL CHAR­AC­TERS

Wexford People - - NEWS -

Many have paid tribute to the late Frank Sin­nott in re­cent days, among them:

Mick O’Brien: Snip It Bar­ber­shop

‘I can’t be­lieve my good friend Frank is gone. He would phone me ev­ery morn­ing for a chat about ev­ery­thing from football to mu­sic to the non­sense of life. He was due in this morn­ing for his weekly sham­poo and shave. He liked a wee bit of pam­per­ing did Frank. Wex­ford has lost a gen­uine char­ac­ter with a great wit and a kind heart. Rest in peace Frank. I’ll miss you.’

Cllr. Davy Hynes

‘Hard to be­lieve an­other of Wex­ford’s char­ac­ters gone. He was a once-off and no mis­take. The town will be a less lively place with­out this man who could in­sult, an­noy and em­bar­rass you one minute and make you laugh the next. The wit, the never take no for an an­swer when he wanted you to put an ad in the Free Press, names he called some peo­ple, prob­a­bly, be­cause they wouldn’t put an ad in (to re­main name­less). Any one on the coun­cil felt a shiver when he was go­ing to bring out a book - an­noyed if in it and even more an­noy­ing if left out!’

Michael Free­man

The streets are hushed to­day. Our Cicero has left us. He en­riched our lives. Frank Sin­nott rest in peace

Brian En­nis

What can you say about Frank, an ir­re­press­ible rogue and a char­ac­ter who en­deared him­self to you against any ra­tio­nal thought. So sad to hear of his pass­ing.

Col­lette But­ler

‘I met him when work­ing in da old Tim’s Tav­ern, him­self and my boss were great friends. Ev­ery morn­ing with­out fail in for a cof­fee and a boom­ing “GOOD MORN­ING COL­LETTE!” He was such a char­ac­ter, very tal­ented writer and mus­cian.

Pat Lawlor

Frank used to shout “Good Morn­ing Sir”, tongue in cheek, as I ran to work. I had sev­eral great con­ver­sa­tions with him, a true Wex­ford leg­end. Ah Frank, we will miss your wit!’

Cllr Ge­orge Lawlor

Things just won’t be the same.

Fiona Hynes

RIP Frank Sin­nott, one of Wex­ford’s finest leg­ends. He will be missed.

Des Kiely

RIP the leg­end Frank Sin­nott. Here with his brother De­clan in Mary’s Bar, where it will never be the same again.

Frank Jor­dan

I’m al­most eight years on the

Main Street in Wex­ford and I’ll never for­get my first morn­ing in the shop. Not long in the door and in walks Frank Sin­nott. ‘Are you the new lad?’, he said in one of his many ac­cents. ‘I am.’ ‘Where are ya from?’ ‘Tip­per­ary’. Ah for f **s sake, or some­thing like it, fol­lowed and off he went.

Not know­ing where to look, Paula said to me - ah that’s Frank, he’s al­right, you’ll get to know him. He was one of a kind, had his quirks but was a de­cent man. We’ll miss him down on the Main Street,

David Heath

So sorry to hear of Frank’s pass­ing. We had great chats to­gether when­ever we met ei­ther at his house in the Old Pound when I was re­pairng his TV or on our many meet­ings on the Main Street.

Clár Ní Mhaoileoin

Such a char­ac­ter of our town, al­ways smil­ing and jok­ing and al­ways a “howye good lookin’” when­ever we’d pass each other on the town and he’d be sit­ting out­side one es­tab­lish­ment or an­other. I didn’t know him well. We must have only had maybe ten con­ver­sa­tions in as many years. But al­ways said hello in pass­ing.

Denise O’Con­nor Mur­phy

That was Frank. Bless him and the Light of Heaven to him now. I’m sure he might be “de­layed” at the gate!

Larry O’Gor­man

Farewell brother can’t be­lieve you’re gone from us. You will be missed by so many friends and Wex­ford town won’t be the same with out you. When char­ac­ters were cre­ated, you were surely one of Wex­ford’s great­est. Thanks for your ad­vice. Sleep well brother.

Leah Dempsey Law

Just numb - this is the man who could have me in stitches of laugh­ter in one breath, and have me cry­ing from an in­sult in the next one.

The Man who rang any­where be­tween 2 and 22 times in a day. From any­time be­twen 7 a.m. and 11 p.m.

When my phone rings at home, be­fore any­one sees who it is, my kids shout ‘FRANKKKKKKK’. Some­times, it was busi­ness, some­times it was for a chat, some­times it was only to tell me he wouldn’t ring me any­more that day. But that was how Frank was, and that was the way we were.

I am truly dev­as­tated at his un­timely pass­ing. The paint­ing by Jackie Ed­wards (see page 5) was one of my favourite im­ages of Frank, and it made me smile this morn­ing - he loved it too.

He told me I should buy it and hang it in my bath­room.

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