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Difficult time Numerous tributes left for Galway man tragically found dead after Mayo house fire

Martin Nicholson will be laid to rest in New Cemetery, Ballinrobe, on Friday


Martin Nicholson

Martin Nicholson

Martin Nicholson

Numerous tributes have been left on the RIP.ie page of a Galway man who was tragically found dead inside a Mayo house after a fatal fire. 

Martin Nicholson, from Tuam in Co Galway, died in the blaze that broke out at a property in Ballinrobe over the weekend.

Gardai and emergency services were alerted to scene at the house in Drumhill at around 2pm on Sunday, November 7 after receiving reports that a man's body had been found in the home.

According to the death notice, a funeral mass will be held for Martin and streamed on Facebook.

“Predeceased by his auntie Delia Kavanagh, Drumhill, Ballinrobe, Co Mayo,” the notice reads.

“Deeply regretted by his heartbroken parents Martin and Josie, brothers Noel, Sean and Paul, sister Bernadette, sister in law Tatiyana, nephews Kian and Patrick, relations and friends.”

The notice states that Martin will be reposing at St Joseph’s Funeral Home on Thursday evening from 6.30pm to 8pm.

Removal will take place on Friday afternoon to St Mary’s Church, Ballinrobe, for Requiem Mass at 3pm with the funeral proceeding to New Cemetery, Ballinrobe.

It adds that Martin’s family, “thank you for your co-operation and understanding at this difficult time”.

In the condolences section people have left a series of messages of support and sympathy.

“Sincere sympathy to Martin, Josie and the extended Nicholson family on the passing of Martin,” one reads.

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“May his gentle soul rest in eternal peace with all his loved ones gone before him.”

Another adds: “Our heartfelt sympathies to all of the Nicholson family on the sad loss of Martin. May he rest in peace.”

“Sending our deepest condolences to Martin, Josie and the rest of the Nicholson family on the passing of Martin,” one person has written. “Thinking of you all during this difficult time. May he rest in peace.”

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