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Community rally behind south Armagh man who took gravely ill while on holiday with wife

Miceal Lynch

A fundraising evening will be held next month for a popular south Armagh man who fell critically ill while on holiday in Greece.

Micéal Lynch was enjoying a relaxing Mediterranean cruise, and was on the Greek island of Crete with his wife Jennifer, when he suddenly took ill.

The 60-year-old from Corrinshego, outside Newry, was rushed to a local hospital on the island where he spent three weeks undergoing tests.

Unfortunately the results were not good as Micéal received the devastating news that he has a tumour on his brain.

Miceal with his wife Jennifer

Micéal eventually flew back to Ireland on a medically-assisted flight and is now under the care of the doctors and nurses in Daisy Hill Hospital where he is still undergoing further tests to establish a plan of care.

A GoFundMe page has been set up by the local community association to help Micéal and his family with ongoing bills and expenses as his wife Jennifer, who is self-employed, will now be out of work for the foreseeable future as she cares for her husband.

So far, Micéal’s family and friends have been overwhelmed at the support the Go Fund page has received in the few short days it has been active.

They said: “We are very grateful to everyone who has made a donation. We would also like to thank all of those who have already donated prizes to the auction, including signed Celtic jerseys of Micéal’s beloved Glasgow Celtic.”

Miceal Lynch and family

Family is very important to Micéal. He worked in construction all his life and is Glasgow Celtic’s biggest fan. He is a popular figure and has always been involved in the community, through sport and charity organisations, wanting the best for everyone in the area. He has a huge personality and is held in high regard by everyone who knows him.

A fundraising night is taking place on Saturday, November 4 in Trainor’s Bar at Dan’s Bessbrook and the family hope to see as many people as possible there on the night; get behind the Lynch family and give them the support they deserve.

You can donate to the GoFundMe page here.

Miceal Lynch fundraiser

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