12 July 2013 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By Veronica Corr

Monday afternoon’s statutory monthly meeting of Carrickmacross Town Council was adjourned on the proposal of Mayor Matt Carthy as a mark of respect to the late Gerry Maggs, who served as Mayor of Carrickmacross from 1989-1990.

Mayor Carthy stated that former councillor Gerry Maggs had lost his battle with cancer the previous night. He extended his deepest sympathies to the Maggs family: Gerry’s wife Bridie, sons Andrew and Aaron, daughters Edel, Sharon, Kyna, brothers Reg, Noel and David, sisters Florence, Jacinta and Kay and extended family.

He continued by saying the Gerry was well rooted in the town and that his family was amongst the most popular clans in it.

Gerry had also served as Mayor of the town he loved from 1989-1990, Cllr. Carthy observed, adding that he had the unique distinction of running as a candidate for both Fianna Fail and Fine Gael.
Cllr. Carthy, a Sinn Fein representative, said that he used to joke with Gerry that it was only a matter of time until they “turned him around!”

But on a more serious note, the Mayor observed the tremendous work the late Mr. Maggs did for his hometown. This year many people commented on Carrickmacross Festival not having been the same without Gerry, as he was very involved in it.

Also a very well known and renowned musician, Gerry featured in bands The Fuzzy Burgers, The New Avengers and Midnight Express, Cllr. Carthy observed.

Cllr. Carthy went on to say: “He could turn his hand to anything and had the genesis of an entrepreneur. He opened a video shop before people even had VCRs!” He added that Gerry had also sold insurance and …

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