Tributes have been paid to the late Co. Derry republican Francie Brolly

Sinn Féin Leas Uachtarán Michelle O’Neill MLA has paid tribute to the late Francie Brolly following news of his death.
The late Francie Brolly.The late Francie Brolly.
The late Francie Brolly.

She said: “Francie Brolly was a significant figure in the political life of east Derry for many years and will be missed by many.

“He was a tireless campaigner for civil rights and human rights and a committed Irish Republican.

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“As a teacher, activist, campaigner and elected representative, he helped shape the community in his native Dungiven and further afield.

“Aside from politics, Francie also made a huge contribution to the musical and cultural world with his songs he recorded and performed alongside his wife, Anne and his love of the Irish language.

“I want to send my condolences to his widow, Anne, children Joe, Proinnsías, Conal, Áine and Nollaig, the entire Brolly family and everyone who knew Francie and my thoughts are with them at this sad time.

"Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam.”