Tributes are being paid to award-winning Letterkenny photographer Dermot Donohue, who has sadly passed away this weekend.
One of the town’s great creative minds, Dermot was a much-admired photographer, artist and musician.
Dermot’s photography work takes pride and place in many homes across Donegal and beyond, as his studio specialised in family portraits.
For more than three decades, Dermot captured precious photos of families through the generations. He opened his first studio on the Main Street in Letterkenny in 1978, before making the move to the Port Road.
In 2014, he leased the studio to focus on 3D photography and videography for businesses.
As a musician, he was well-known in the Blues circuit and was one of the founding members of the Letterkenny Jazz and Blues Festival.
A tribute from the festival committee said: “We are devastated today to hear about the passing of our good friend, committee member and one of the original founders of the Letterkenny Jazz and Blues Festival, Dermot Donohue. A great man, a blues fanatic, a dynamic performer and with an energy unsurpassed in the Irish Blues scene today. Our condolences go out to his family and friends at this very sad time. RIP DD, God bless you.”
May he Rest in Peace
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