Tragic Death of Sligo Man Involved in Drug Trade
Ian McMorrow, a resident of Rathbraughan Park in Sligo town, lost his life in a fatal accident on the N16 at Glencar on Thursday evening. McMorrow had been under the radar of the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) and was known to be actively engaged in the sale and supply of drugs, as confirmed by the High Court in May. Affidavits submitted to the court as part of the CAB case shed light on McMorrow’s criminal activities and his connections with other drug dealers.
McMorrow’s death notice reveals that he was the beloved partner of Claudia and the adored father of Miley, Pearl, and Mia. He was also cherished as a son by Patrick and Margaret. His loving family, including siblings Kenneth, Leona, Eric, Nanny Maura, Angie, John and boys, Spongie, uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends, deeply mourn his loss.
At his funeral mass in St Anne’s Church, Carnmore, symbols representing Mr McMorrow’s life were displayed, such as a Liverpool FC jersey and flag, as well as a motorcycle helmet. Many attendees also wore Liverpool jerseys as a tribute to their deceased relative and friend. In his eulogy, Chief celebrant Fr Pat Lombard expressed the devastation felt by Mr McMorrow’s “little family” following the tragic accident that claimed his life. He extended his deepest sympathies to them, acknowledging the immense pain of losing a beloved partner and father.
A close family friend, Tanya, delivered a heartfelt eulogy, highlighting the special bond Mr McMorrow shared with his loved ones. She emphasized his love for his partner Claudia and their three beautiful daughters, whom he adored and was immensely proud of. Tanya described Mr McMorrow as having a heart as big as a bucket and a loving nature that was priceless. She remarked that his infectious laughter and mischievous nature endeared him to all who knew him. While acknowledging that he was not without faults, Tanya emphasized that Mr McMorrow would forever hold a place in their hearts as a lovable rogue.
Tanya also mentioned Mr McMorrow’s passion for cars and motorbikes, noting how much he would have appreciated the guard of honor organized by his friends on Sunday evening. She bid farewell to Ian, acknowledging his roles as a loving son, brother, partner, father, cousin, uncle, grandson, nephew, and friend. Tanya concluded by expressing the broken hearts of all who knew him and urging him to watch over his family and friends from above.
Following the funeral service at St Anne’s Church, a funeral service was held for Mr McMorrow at Sligo Cemetery.