Funeral arrangements have been confirmed for well-known Mayo solicitor Rory O'Connor, who's passed away at the age of 74.

A native of Bellaghy, Charlestown, Mr O'Connor lived in Pontoon, Castlebar and practised at the firm of Garavan & O'Connor on Main Street, Castlebar since 1974.

Tributes have been paid in legal circles on news of his passing, while a minute's silence was observed at the District Court sitting in Castlebar yesterday morning.

A private family funeral will take place on Friday, with Funeral Mass at 11.30 in the Church of the Holy Rosary, Castlebar, and burial afterwards in Gurteen Cemetery, Roundstone.

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