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Shane Mac Thomais

Beloved tour guide, Dublin historian and author Shane Mac Thomais  took his own life at Glasnevin cemetery on March 20 last year.

Shane, 46, was the driving force behind the redevelopment of Glasnevin Cemetery and loved sharing knowledge.¬† His death was likened to “a library burning down”.

At Shane’s inquest today:

[Shane] was seen on CCTV entering the cemetery via a staff entrance…Garda Tara Dolan said he was seen walking towards the main part of the cemetery. “He then turns around, salutes to the camera and walks away,” she told the coroner.

Gda Dolan said a number of letters to family and friends were found on Mr MacThomais’s person in the morgue. Coroner Dr Brian Farrell described these as “farewell” notes.

Well-known Dublin historian Shane MacThomais gave a final salute before taking his own life in Glasnevin Cemetery, inquest is told (Gareth Naughton, Herald.ie)

Previously: Dublin Loses A Favoutire Son (Dublin People)

Pic: Dublin People