Lorcan McNamee

85 Rathbraughan Park, Sligo and formerly of 48 Rathedmond Estate, Sligo.

6 Oct, 2023

Former MSL ETB tutor.

The death has occurred of Lorcan McNamee, after a short illness at Sligo University Hospital. Predeceased by his father Brian. Beloved son of Susan and adored brother of Sorcha, Roisín and Ronan. He will be sadly missed by his mother, sisters, brother, nieces Ryanna and Caoimhe, brother-in-law Gerard, sister-in-law Heather, cousins, relatives and many friends.

Rest in Peace.

Reposing at St. John’s Hall, John Street, Sligo (F91YH31) on Monday evening from 5:00pm to 7:00pm with a Celebration of Lorcan’s Life taking place at 7:30pm. A private cremation will take place after.

You can stream Lorcan’s Celebration of Life live on The Foley and McGowan’s Funeral Services Facebook page.

Family flowers only. Donations if desired to Sligo Cancer Support Centre, care of The Foley and McGowan Funeral Home, Market Yard, Sligo.

You are welcome to leave a message of condolence for his family below.

You are welcome to leave a message of condolence below for the family – please see form at bottom of page. Alternatively, you can send a private message to the family on info@sligofuneralhome.ie


  1. Deepest condolences to Ronan and all the McNamee Family. My thoughts are with you at this sad time.With heartfelt sympathy,
    Linda Cunningham

  2. We wish to offer our sincere condolences. We did not know Lorcan very long but his impact on our lives will be lasting in a most positive way.

    Martin & Saoirse

  3. Rest in peace Lorcan. Very shocking news. My mother and I have memories of Lorcan when he was our housemate in 96 rathedmond estate. From Priya and Kal. Sincere sympathy to the family for the loss. 💐 🙏🙏

  4. Lorcan fought hard when he saw injustice especially when it came to the rights of his fellow tutors. He bravely stood up for what he felt was right. A bright, intelligent and passionate man. He will be missed but lives on with the legacy he left us. Thank you Lorcan.

  5. It’s such sad and deeply shocking news to hear of Lorcan’s passing.
    Lorcan was behind the establishment of the Adult Education Teachers Organisation and was known to every member of that group as a driving force of our campaign and a passionate and articulate advocate for the rights of adult education tutors.
    Without Lorcan the AETO as we know it would not exist, he’ll be greatly missed as a friend and comrade.

  6. So sorry to hear of Lorcan’s passing. He was a leader to us in the AETO. His knowledge and passion and energy that he lent to our cause will be missed. We will keep up the fight.✊Thank you.

  7. I will miss my Tutor Lorcan………… my IELTS (English) Tutor…………….
    So humble……..
    your English speaking wasn’t difficult to understand…….
    How I will miss you….
    May God receive your soul…till we meet again in glory…. Amen

  8. Deepest sympathy to the McNamee family on the passing of Lorcan may he rest in peace 🙏

  9. Sincere condolences on the passing of Lorcan to all his family and friends. He will greatly missed by all of us in AETO.

  10. Ommited my ETB. Tipperary ETB. Thank you.

  11. I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Lorcán our valued colleague in education. May his gentle soul rest in peace. 🙏

  12. Very sad to hear about Lorcan, RIP. A lovely guy and a tireless campaigner for better working conditions for Adult Education tutors. Sincere sympathy to his family and friends.

  13. Sincere condolences to the family of Lorcan. He worked tirelessly as an educator but also as a campaigner to improve the future for staff in the further education sector. Ni bheidh a leithead aris ann.

  14. Deepest condolences to the family and friends of Lorcan. A good friend and colleague that will be sadly missed by all the members of Sligo Spanish Society. May his kind soul rest in peace.

  15. Rest in peace Lorcan.

  16. I knew and admired Lorcan so much for his tireless and passionate work for tutors and learners alike. My thoughts are with you all. Clare Hatcher Cork ETB

  17. So sorry to hear of this terrible loss. Lorcan will be sadly missed by his colleagues and friends in the adult education community. May he rest in peace.
    Carmel Murphy Tutor, KWETB

  18. So very sorry to hear of the passing of Lorcan, he worked so hard advocating for better conditions for Adult Ed tutors all over Ireland. I was at the first ever AETO zoom meeting with a handful of members, which he grew to many hundred members. He brought people together to fight the good fight ❤️ Rest in peace Lorcan

  19. To Lorcan’s family and friends, I was so saddened and shocked to hear the sad news. Lorcan was pivotal in fighting for all of us in the ETB sector. He was so knowledgeable and courageous and gave us the strength and courage to finally fight for our rights. He is a huge loss to all his colleagues. May his gentle soul rest in peace. Angela Ansell, LMETB. 🌹

  20. Sincere condolences to extend McNamee family, on sad loss of lorcan
    June Roche

  21. Lorcan was a true educationalist and articulated intelligently for adult education tutors across the country.
    May he rest in peace.

  22. Please accept my sincere condolences! Lorcan was our teacher, I am from Ukraine.
    He was a very wonderful teacher! It is very sad that he passed away so early!
    The kingdom of heaven is his!

  23. Deepest condolences and care for Lorcan’s family and friends at this very sad time.

    Thank you Lorcan for your beautiful way of being in the world and for all the time and kindness that you generously gave to others.

    Rest in peace dear soul.

  24. Goodbye my friend
    I only new you for a short time
    You brought happiness to my life from your salsa ( dance)you will be sadly 😥 missed

  25. Comhbhrón ó chroí le clann agus cairde Lorcáin. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

  26. To Lorcans family,
    I knew Lorcan through a Spanish connection. Years ago in 2012, I was involved in organising a conference on the Spanish Armada in Grange. I needed a translator for a Spanish speaker coming to it. Lorcan was recommended to me. He did a great job. Lorcan was always polite, mannerly and interesting. He wrote his own books, he attended poetry evenings and I enjoyed his events organised by the Spanish society. I cannot believe he is gone. I am deeply sorry for your loss, he is now in a good place. Sligo will miss him. Carpet Diem

  27. So sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.

  28. So saddened by the news of Lorcan’s passing. My meeting him is linked to his fight for proper contracts for adult education tutors nationally. This fight grows and continues. Thank you Lorcan.

  29. Sincere condolences on the sad passing of Lorcan to his family, friends and work colleagues. Lorcan worked so hard for better conditions for all tutors. He never gave up even when just a few joined the Zoom meetings in the beginning. Lorcan gave us the courage and confidence to stand up for our rights. May Lorcan Rest in Peace

  30. My deepest sympathies to the McNamee family on the sad passing of Lorcan. I have known Lorcan for a few years and he was my Spanish teacher and in the short time I know him he made a deep impression on me. Always polite, friendly and encouraging and honestly one of the best teachers I have ever had. He will be sorely missed. I am deeply saddened at his sudden passing. May his soul rest in peace.

  31. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Lorcan. I moved to Sligo a year ago and it was one of the first people i met there. I am right now on a vacation and the last i would have imagined would be he won’t be there by the time i come back. It has been shocking news. We were not close friends but he was so kind and nice, always a pleasure to talk to him.
    My most sincere condolences.

  32. “Dear Lorcan,”

    Your passing has reminded us how special those people are who are hard to find, but once you meet them, they are easy to love and impossible to forget. Your kindness, warmth, and intelligence left an indelible mark on our lives.

    Although you are no longer physically among us, your presence and positive influence remain alive in our hearts. The moments shared with you are treasures that we will remember forever.

    Rest in peace, dear friend.

    With love and condolences,

    Jose Angel(SPAIN)

  33. My sympathy to all of Lorcan’s family, friends and colleagues. Good people’s actions live after them in the shape of a better world.
    Peigin Doyle, Humanist

  34. I met just once at a Tutor conference, his tireless work on our behalf, his patience, his encouragement will be sorely missed. May he rest in peace and my condolences to his family.
    Daniel Cronin
    Tutor with GRETB

  35. Lorcan was a real gentleman. Que descanse en paz. Condolences to his mother Susan, his siblings, his extended family and friends.

  36. Very sorry to hear of Lorcan’ s passing. Have lovely memories of Lorcan from Kairos Youth Club.

  37. May he rest in peace
    Lindsey Holland

  38. Dear Sorcha & Gerard and all the McNamee family,
    We send our deepest condolences to you at this very difficult time.
    Ronan & Elizabeth

  39. Deepest sympathy to the McNamee family. May he rest in peace.

  40. Sincere condolences to you and you family Sorcha

  41. Deepest condolences to the family and friends of Lorcan, you are in our thoughts x

  42. So very sorry to hear of the passing of Lorcan, he worked so hard advocating for a better future and conditions for Adult Ed tutors all over Ireland.
    He was passionate and dedicated to his students
    He will be greatly missed by all

  43. Heartfelt sympathy to all of Lorcán’s Family. So sad to hear this news. May Lorcan Rest in Peace.

  44. My deepest condolences to the McNamee Family. My thoughts are with you at this sad time.
    Geraldine Tighe

  45. My condolences to the family and our community.
    I am grateful to God that I was lucky enough to be acquainted with such a talented, open-minded person.

    Lorcan, thank you for the special atmosphere you created in the dance classes, where there were no language, age or status boundaries. Thank you for the incendiary parties, the end of which I did not want. Thank you for the sincerity and support of Ukrainians. Thank you!
    Rest in peace!

  46. Sincerely condolences on the passing of Lorcan to all his family and friends. May his gentle soul rest in peace. Thank you Lorcan’s

  47. I knew Lorcan for a number of years through shared interests in Salsa dancing, and learning the Spanish language. We had dinner recently along with Sandra and Babbi in Galway, after a dance workshop. As always; Lorcan was so interesting to listen to, and talk to. A lovely person, whom everyone liked. A truly genuine congruent gentleman. May he rest in Peace 🙏

  48. Lorcan was my son’s Spanish teacher. He helped him get a top grade but more importantly he instilled a love of the language in him.
    My memory of Lorcan is of his fantastic salsa at the Spanish society Christmas party.
    May he rest in peace.

  49. My sincere condolences to the McNamees. Lorcan was a dear friend in our UU Coletaine days. It was lovely to catch up again in recent years when our paths crossed as ETB tutors. A more sincere, kind, committed man you wouldn’t meet. RiP Lorcan

  50. My deepest condolences to Lorcan’s family and friends. I knew Lorcan years ago at the University of Limerick when we were friends and classmates and more recently but only briefly through the AETO. At UL he was fun and funny and the brightest in the class. Rest in peace.
    Una Rayel, KWETB.

  51. Very sorry to hear the news of Lorcan’s passing. I attended Summerhill college with Lorcan. My deepest condolences to his family, may he rest in peace

  52. My sincere condolences to Lorcans family. I did not know him well.we attended Tui meetings together. He was articulate, energetic and committed to his work. His huge efforts on behalf of his fellow tutors were recognised and admired. We were shocked to hear of his sudden death. Our thoughts are with you all.

  53. Dear Susan and all Lorcan’s family

    We are so sorry to hear of Lorcan’s death

    It is a very hard to say goodbye to a son and brother and very hard to make sense of it.

    Sincerest sympathies
    Rory O’Connor and Mary Roche

  54. Roisin and the McNamee family, our condolences on Lorcans passing. RIP

  55. Siento mucho su perdida. Un abrazo a sus padres.familiares y amigos.

  56. Rest in peace, Lorcan

  57. I knew Lorcan through the AETO. He was considerate, articulate and a natural leader. I am shocked and saddened to hear of his passing. My condolences to his family, friends and students at this sad time.

  58. So sad to hear of Lorcan’s passing. A passionate and genuine person. It may have been the only fight he lost. Keep fighting from above Lorcan, the world needs more like you in it. Condolences to all who loved him.

  59. My deepest condolences to Rosín and the McNamee family on your loss. Thinking of you all at this very difficult time. May Lorcan rest in peace.

  60. Sincere condolences to Lorcan’s family & loved ones. Fond memories from our Coleraine days. The celebration of life was heart-warming and moving. So lovely to hear all the wonderful stories and tributes to a quiet, considerate, intelligent and determined person who touched so many people with his humour, kindness and support. Farewell Lorcan – you will live on in hearts and memories.

  61. Very sad to hear of the death of Lorcan, he gave me Spanish grinds from 2008-2011. He was a lovely, intelligent man. May he rest in peace.

  62. My Condolences to Susan & family on the passing of Lorcan. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time xx

  63. Heartfelt condolences to Lorcan’s family and friends. May he rest in peace.

  64. Our deepest condolences to the McNamee family at this very sad time. Lorcan was a joy to work with. His knowledge of literacy and technology was a lifesaver for many learners during Covid. He always went above and beyond and he will be sorely missed.

  65. My deepest condolences to Lorcan’s family, especially his niece Ryanna. May he rest in peace.

    Jennifer Madden, St. Louis High School, Rathmines

  66. My deepest condolences to Lorcan’s family.
    Thank you, Lorcan for your friendship, for our bands singing together in the Uni bar and the days busking together in Portrush, for being in the next room to me all through the Coleraine days. We had just organised to meet up in Sligo after all those years. Rest in peace my friend. Jason

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