Pat Sweeney RIP

It is with great sadness that I write to you today to inform you of the death of a former President and long standing volunteer of the Maritime Institute of Ireland Mr Pat Sweeney.

Pat  was a stalwart of the Maritime Institute/Museum for over 50 years. He firmly believed in the richness of our maritime culture and was a distinguished photographer, author and journalist.

As well as being our President from 1990 to 1993 , he was also editor of the Institutes Newsletter for over 30 years.

Pat and the late Paddy Launders were tireless in campaigning for the building of the memorial to our wartime seamen and fishermen at City Quay which was unveiled in 1996, he was also an active receptionist /volunteer at the Stella Maris Seafarers Club in Beresford Place Dublin 1.

A wonderful, knowledgeable and courteous man, he will be much missed.

May he Rest in Peace

Joe Varley


Please see link below for Pat’s funeral details