Hotelier, politician and ‘Mr Bundoran’, Seán McEniff, dies aged 81
Hotelier and Fianna Fáil politician served as councillor for 55 years
Seán McEniff, Ray McSharry and Brian Ó Domhnaill canvassing in Donegal town in 2010. Photograph: Alan Betson
Ireland’s longest serving councillor, Seán McEniff, died on Friday at the age of 81.
The hotelier had been seriously ill in hospital in Dublin following an accident in the Canary Islands last October.
He was known as Mr Bundoran because of his enormous contribution, in business and tourism, to his native town.
And he was a brother of former Donegal All-Ireland football manager Brian McEniff.
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin led a host of tributes, saying “Seán was a proud Donegal man and played an integral role in the promotion and development of business and tourism in the county and the North West region”.