Gareth SMYTH

Condolence Book for

Gareth SMYTH

Emlagh, Louisburgh, Mayo

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A huge shock to hear of Gareth's passing and my thoughts and condolences go to Gareth's brothers and close friends. I knew Gareth as Gary many years ago in our hometown of Slough through involvement with the Labour Party.The friendship remained as Gary left school, went to Oxford and then lived in a number of locations in London such as Kentish Town and Kilburn.
We shared a love of jazz and reggae music and would record cassettes for each other.
We lost touch a long time ago and then exchanged a couple of emails in 2015.
Rest in peace old friend.
— John Simmonds
So sad to hear of Gareth's passing. Have lots of fond memories of him when he visited latton. Rip Gareth.
— Elaine and Warren Rutledge
To all of Gareths Family, Partner and Friends, we send our condolences on Gareths passing.
— Staff of O' Malley Builder Providers, Louisburgh
So sorry to hear the very sad news of Gareth’s passing.
Condolences to all of his family and May he rest in peace.
— Jacquie and Oliver Quinn, Emlagh, Dundalk
What a shock I hadn't heard. My sincere Condolences to all the Family and friends. I met Gareth many times on Clare Island and we had many Many long discussions on several topics. A kind Gentleman .
May he rest in peace.
— Padraic O Malley , Clare Island
What a shock I hadn't heard. My sincere Condolences to all the Family and friends. I met Gareth many times on Clare Island and we had many Many long discussions on several topics. A kind Gentleman .
May he rest in peace.
— Padraic O Malley , Clare Island
We were all very shocked to hear of the passing of Gareth. He often called to visit us and that was always a treat. He was a dear friend of my father Packie and enjoyed many’s a good debate with him. He was a very wise and worldly gentleman, a super conversationalist and kind, gentle person. I deeply regret having not seen Gareth for a few years but will remember him very fondly. Our sincerest condolences to his brothers, partner, colleagues and friends from all the Gibson family in Latton. He is a massive loss to our world.
— Oliver & Clodagh Gibson Latton Monaghan
My sincere sympathies to Gareth's family and wide circle of friends on his sudden passing. What a shock.for everyone. He paid regular visits to Louisburgh Library, he loved his books and his music and could strike up a conversation on any topic! Such a wealth of knowledge.
Rest peacefully Gareth.
— Mary, Louisburgh Library
Sincere sympathies to Gareth’s family and friends . May he Rest in Peace.
— Jill Whyte and Brendan Lyons neighbour Emlagh from Mullingar
Sincere sympathy to Bernard & brothers especially good friend Zeinab & son Nader on Gareths sudden and unexpected death. We spent an island break off Donegal some years ago and a few days with him in Emlagh. May he rest in peace
— Brid & Vincent McAree
My deepest sympathy and condolences to the Smyth Family. May Gareth rest in peace
— Senator Lisa Chambers
My sincere sympathy to the Smyth family and friends on Gareths passing. May he rest peacefully.
— Austin O'Toole, Kilsallagh, Westport
Deepest sympathy to Gareth’s brothers and family on their sudden loss. He was a lovely neighbour and a wealth of knowledge on worldly matters. May he rest in peace
— CATHAL and Patricia PRENDERGAST Emlagh
Our heartfelt condolences to Gareth’s brothers Bernard, Patrick and John, his wider family circle and many many friends on his sudden passing. We were deeply saddened to hear of his untimely death.

Gareth called to our home on his regular visits to Latton over the years, and we enjoyed his company immensely. Gareth’s worldly knowledge on war and politics coupled with his interest in the Monaghan locality and indeed the GAA, left great scope for conversation in his company. He often shared his compelling experiences as a journalist, reflecting on his many visits to the Middle East. Each of his stories intrigued us. Gareth was a great family friend, particularly to the late John, our husband and father. Their mutual interest in genealogy was the foundation to their connection.

In August past, on our annual visit to Westport, we both enjoyed a wonderful afternoon in Emlagh. We have lovely memories of Gareth’s welcoming home in the West of Ireland, a place of peace and tranquility by the sea. Fitting to Gareth’s mild mannered and gentle character.

One of life’s true gentlemen, words seem inadequate to describe his warm nature. We will miss his friendship and feel privileged to have known him. May Gareth’s gentle soul rest in peace.
— Susan & Joanne Murnaghan, Latton, Co Monaghan
Gareth was one of lifes Gentelmen,
He had a wonderful love for this area and made many friends in the Latton area.
His work as a foreign journalist give him a mature understanding of world events, in particular the Middle East region.
His quiet and gentle manor was lovely.
He will always be remembered.
— Peadar Alice Black and Family
Condolences to Gareth’s brothers, relatives, friends & colleagues on his sudden passing.

A man of great character, deep thought, intellect and gentle nature that we were privileged to meet and have visit our home and locality over the years.

Siobhan, Chris & family.
— Siobhan Murnaghan Mallon, Latton, Monaghan
Our heartfelt sympathy to Nadar and to all of Gareth's family at this sad time. May he rest in peace.
— Mary Carroll & Vincent, Conor & Alanna Henry, Galway
Fond memories of our walks in Louisburg over the years and stimulating and engaging conversations with you Gareth. We will miss you.
— Cathleen Hartnett, Galway
Gareth took a moment last year and wrote a considerate and sincere card to our Mother after a family bereavement. A subtle support to her at a lonely time, we will remember him for this. May his soul have peace.
— Anne Marie Gilmore nee Tiernan, Doughmakone and Claremorris
We are so shocked and saddened to hear of Gareth’s passing. He was a gentleman who left a strong impression with us all. We remember him fondly for his kindness, and the many intriguing stories from his life as a journalist in the Lebanon. Sincere condolences to his brothers, close friends and family. May he rest in eternal peace.

Sarah McGuinness (née Murnaghan), Co. Monaghan.
— Sarah McGuinness
Deepest sympathy to Gareth's family and friends on his untimely passing, he was a gentleman and will be missed around louisburgh. Many a good chat (and odd debate) we had in the butchers, mainly sports related. May his gentle soul forever rest in peace. Colm Clarke (Ex-Durkans Butchers)
— Colm Clarke louisburgh co mayo
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