Taken from The Sligo Champion Newspaper dated April 6th 2011
The death took place last week of Michael Sweeney,Lung,Ballaghadereen. Michael was very well known in the Gurteen area has he had a long association with the Coleman Heritage Company and the building of the Music Centre in Gurteen and the Coleman Cottage at Mount Irwin. He will be sadly missed by all his friends in Gurteen. Sincere sympathy is extended to his wife Margaret,daughter Caroline and sons Myles,Noel and Dermot,Grandchildren,brothers and a wide circle of friends.