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Goatstown, Dublin / Limerick

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My sincere condolences. Martin was a true gentleman with a wonderful scene of humour and a lovely person to be around. I am so lucky to have known Martin may he rest in peace.

— Mossie Reilly
Martin was a respected, popular and good humoured colleague at the Bar, with an old-world courtliness and charm. When my mother started at the Bar he generously arranged for her take up a tutoring position in UCD Commerce faculty where was Lecture in Business Law (later he did the same for me). All his students loved him, including my sister, who thought he looked like Steve McQueen. Very sorry to learn of his passing. My deepest sympathies to all the family.
— John O'Donnell SC
Sincere Sympathy on the sad passing of my colleague Martin
— Catherine Crean SC
Andy, Very sorry for your loss. Sincere sympathy to you and your family. RIP.
— Louise Walsh, Gorey
We were very sorry to hear of Martin’s unexpected death. He was a good colleague and always courteous in his dealings. He will be sadly missed by us and all his colleagues in the Law Library.
May he rest in peace.
— Eileen Lydon and Erwan Mill-Arden
I was so sorry to hear of Martin’s death.
Martin was a pleasure to work with, great company and excellent at his job.
A real gentleman.
— Dan O'Connor ex CIE
I worked with Martin on a number of cases and I have to say that he was one of the most pleasant and gentlemanly Senior Counsel I ever had to deal with. He was delightful in his approach to witnesses and to my colleagues in the office. I extend my sincere sympathy to his family and he will be sadly missed. May he rest in peace.
— Declan Hegarty, Solicitor, Sligo
Sincere condolences to John and the Gleeson family on untimely death of your dad Martin.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
— Mike Gavican, Carrick
To John Elaine Andrew and all the Gleeson Family I was really shocked to hear the news of Martin's sudden death. He was such a wonderful friend and colleague who had endless supply of Bar Tales and Historical memories of every case in history.
May he rest in peace now
— Kenneth Fogarty
Martin was a lovely colleague and a great teacher. May he Rest in Peace.
— Nick Reilly
A true gentleman and a pleasure to have known you. You will be sadly missed.
— Adrienne Cawley
Sincere sympathy to the Gleeson family on the sudden passing of Martin. Always full of chat when he came to Limerick. May he rest in peace.
— Fiona Ferreira
Martin was always so pleasant to deal with in the library. He will be missed by everyone on the library team. May he rest in peace.
— Andrew Byrne
I was very saddened to hear of Martin's sudden passing. A true gentleman, he was an excellent barrister and a very amiable colleague, with always time for a kind word. He will be sorely missed at the Law Library. May I extend my deepest sympathies to his family and friends. May he Rest in Peace.
— John Trainor
Martin was an absolutely wonderful man, with so many talents, which he bore so lightly. His company was much sought after, and he well deserved the great popularity which he had in the Law Library. He will be hugely missed. I offer my most sincere sympathy to his family at this time of their great loss.
— Patrick Keane
Sincere condolences on your loss. Martin was always the truest of gentlemen. We sat close by in the cage bay of the Library and had many the convivial conversation! Ar dheis Dé go rabh a anam.
— Denise Brett
So Sorry to hear the sad news.
Martin was an extremely nice and caring colleague who will be sadly missed.
Please accept my Sincere Condolences,
May he rest in peace.
— Patrick O'Connell
My sincere sympathies at this time of your great loss. May Martin rest in peace.
— Dermot Flanagan SC
Deepest sympathies to Martin’s family on his sudden and sad passing. He was an absolute gentleman, wonderful company and a great colleague. May he rest in peace.
— John Martin & Rachel Murphy
I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences and sympathies to the Gleeson Family on the passing of Martin - one of life's true gentlemen. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Requiesce in pace Martin.
— Jennifer McEvoy CIE
So sorry to hear about Martins passing. I Have very fond memory's of his wit, kindness and his love of classic cars. Our thoughts are with you John, Andrew and the Gleeson family.

Keive and family
— Keive Murphy
My deepest sympathy to John and all the Gleeson family on your sad loss.
— Seamus Browne, RCSI
Today we said a sad farewell to our friend & colleague. Martin and Tom were friends for 54 years and as families over the last 39 years the O’Grady’s and the Gleeson’s shared many adventures, many holidays, many laughs and nearly bought several pubs in the process!
Martin was always professional, his advices were always well thought out and his ability to connect with people always put our clients at ease.
Sincere condolences to the Gleeson family our thoughts and prayers are with you as you say farewell to Martin who had a great wit and was a brilliant raconteur. R.I.P. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis
— Tom & Brenda OGrady
Sincere condolences to John and Elaine,Andrew and all your family. As you know Martin and I had a kinship,having been Kevin O’Higgins’s only two devils.
We met on my first day in the Library when the late great Seamas Sorahan SC( with whom Kevin had deviled) took us all to lunch with Barra O’Briain,Mary Robinson, John Gormley ,
Mel Christle. Martin also did me the great favour, as he did with others) to become a business law tutor in UCD for the Dept. of Commerce,a helpful leg up for the income of a young barrister for a few years. He was a very well prepared, thoughtful lawyer who gave meticulous attention to his clients case and had a very varied common law practice. Appreciated by his loyal solicitors and very well regarded by his colleagues..
Many fond memories of him indeed.
— Diarmaid Mc Guinness SC
The legal profession has lost one of the most wonderful colleagues they could ever have wished for and his family have lost a wonderful man. My condolence on your loss.
— Pádraig McCartan
My darling Martin, what I wouldn't give for one more convivial evening at your lovely house, sharing a bottle of wine and our flowing conversation. You never said a boring sentence to me in your life - you were simply incapable of it. You were the best (male) friend, travelling companion, and eventually (only) fiancé I've ever had.

I simply can't believe I'll never again get to sit in a café or bar or restaurant with you talking the night away., or strolling along the seafront in Alghero. It's a crime how soon you left us but as you always used to say, tomorrow is promised to none of us.

Everyone who met you loved you, including my parents and extended family.

My condolences to your own.
Hope you're already ordering a lovely rich ripasso and your favourite spaghetti alla vongole, wherever you are. We'll all see you soon again, if there's any justice.

All my love,
Katherine xx
— Katherine Finn
Deepest sympathy John and Andrew on the sudden and sad death of your father.
— Owen, Phiba and Margaret O'Sullivan
Very sorry to hear of Martin's passing. He was a gentleman and a pleasure to work with in the Law Library. May he rest in peace.
— Damien and Annemarie Grenham
I was shocked and saddened to hear of Martin's passing. He was a great friend and we always enjoyed his wit and generous nature. My heartfelt condolences to his Family. He will be sadly missed by so many.
May he Rest in Peace.
— William O'Brien
My sincere sympathy to Martins family. He was a great friend and colleague and he has left a huge void in the lives of all of us who were privileged to know him.
— Colm Smyth
Very sorry to hear of Martin's passing this week. I worked with him in various court cases/hearings over the years where he acted on behalf of CIE & Dublin Bus in personal injury claims. He was always so thorough and comprehensive in all of those cases and I was always very impressed by his immediate grasp of technical/engineering aspects in those cases. Sincere sympathies to his family and friends. May he rest in peace.
— Declan McGovern, Senior Engineer, Dublin Bus
So sorry to hear of Martin’s untimely passing. Sincere condolences to all the family on their loss of one of life’s true gents. May he Rest in Peace. Joe & Cathy Whelan
— Joseph Whelan
Sincere condolences to Martin's family. He always a lovely colleague, with a such positive, kind, decent way about him. May his shining light guide you always.
— Majella Twomey
Had a great technical discussion with Martin recently. A great SC but an honorary engineer of the highest quality. Will be missed. RIP
— Stephen Mooney
Sincere sympathy to u and family on the death of your beloved brother Martin.May Martin Rest in Peace.
— Maeve Peyton
It was with shock and sadness I heard of Martins sudden passing May he rest in peace
Phyllis OConnor
— Phyllis OConnor
Our sincere sympathy on the passing of a true gentleman.
Martin , May your gentle soul Rest in Peace.

Paddy, Joan and family
— Patrick O Sullivan
Sincere condolences . Martin was a pleasure to deal with at all times, a gentleman in every way, and represented all the very best values of the Profession. May he rest in peace.
— John & Catherine Reid
Our deepest sympathy to John, Elaine and the Gleeson family on your sad loss from your friends and colleagues in RCSI
— Clive Lee
To John Elaine Andrew and all the Gleeson Family….. so very sad to hear the news of Martin's sudden death. He was such a wonderful friend and colleague to Willie and indeed someone who brightened all our lives over many years. Heartfelt condolences to you all. May Martin Rest In Peace…. Anne Sean Jane & Robert
— Anne Fawsitt
Martin was a hugely reliable and stalwart counsel for so many years. He was also completely open and engaging on a personal level.He will be greatly missed.
— Colm Costello
Sincere condolences to Martin's family on his untimely death. He was a very kind to me as a junior colleague. He will be sadly missed by the early crew in the Tea Rooms.
— Aoife Farrelly
My deepest sympathies to your family on the sudden and untimely passing of Martin. Such an accomplished and talented man. I will always remember him fondly and thank him for those colleague coffee chats. He was an old soul, of kindness, intelligence, charm, warmth, wit, style with vintage flair and a classic car! A true gent. He leaves a big void in the lives of all who knew and loved him. May he rest in peace.
— Elizabeth Enright
So sad to hear of the untimely passing of Martin. We always enjoyed a good chat with him[espicailly about the cars}. Our thoughts are with all the Family at this time.
— Philip and Deirdre Paul
Deepest sympathy to Andrew Elaine and John for the sad news of Martins unexpected passing. He was a true gentleman that you would always welcomed the phone call and conversation may he rest in peace
— Pat Anderson
I am very saddened by Martin's untimely death. He was always a kind and decent colleague and an absolute pleasure to deal with. He will be greatly missed in the Law Library. Sincere condolences to his family on their sad loss.
— Niall Beirne
Martin was the most decent gentleman and colleague one could hope to meet and will be sadly missed. Sincerest sympathies to his family.
— Gerry Danaher
To John, Elaine and Gleeson Family,

Sincere condolences on the passing of your Dad, Martin. May he rest in peace.
— Graeme and Josie Kelly
Martin always greeted me with a smile and bonhomie. An absolute gentleman. He will be missed.

— James Watson
Sincere sympathy to the Gleeson Family on Martins passing, May his gentle soul Rest In Peace.
Michael Gleeson & Family, Micheal Gleeson Shoes Limerick.
— Michael Gleeson
A great shock. Difficult to come to terms with not seeing him around. A great friend. We have great memories. He will always be in our thoughts.
— Martin
Martin was a lovely human being and his passing is a great loss. I have nothing but the best memories of him and am sorry his taking was so sudden.
— Paul Fogarty
Sincere condolences to Andrew and all the Gleeson family on their sad loss. Martin was a true gentleman and will be sorely missed. Martin was both a very good friend and colleague. His politeness, generosity, good mannered and command of the English language was legendary and made him unique and a person that people gravitated to. May Martin always live in your hearts , in your memories, and in the way you see the world. May you find comfort in his soft presence all around you.
— Dermot Mara BL
Condolences to all in family - a loss indeed
— Michel fox
Shocked at the sudden death of our great colleague and friend Martin . Always charming pleasant and good company . A true professional hardworking and loyal . He will be greatly missed . Our sincerest sympathies to his family
— Constance Cassidy and Eddie Walsh
Sending my deepest condolences to John,Andrew and extended family on the passing of Martin , a gent to the very core. He was a great friend to my Dad from the day they met in college, right through to my dad's passing . Remember fondly our family holidays together! Good times for sure.
Rest in peace Martin.
— Jennifer Moore
Dearest Martin

Will miss the early morning conversations in the law library.

Sincere condolences to your loving family.
— Edward Walsh and Constance Cassidy
RIP Martin . An ex LL colleague. A true gentleman.
— Anon
My sympathies to all of Martin's family and friends. He tolerated me sitting beside him in the Law Library for years. We will all remember and miss a kind man with a wicked sense of humour
— Robert McGarr
I was very sorry to hear of Martin's passing. He was a true gent and an absolute pleasure to work for. He will be sadly missed. RIP
— Simone Acton
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