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In Memoriam: John Walsh

It is with sadness that we note the passing of John Walsh, a cherished friend of the EU islands secretariat, and a beloved member of the Bere Island Community in Beara, Cork.

John was a dedicated islander and a passionate advocate for island communities across Europe. His work included producing insightful podcasts for the EU islands secretariat, where his voice and perspectives on island life made a significant impact.

John was an ambassador for Ireland's island communities, working with the Irish Islands Federation and the European Small Islands Federation. His contributions have left a mark on the lives of many and the future of island sustainability and community resilience.

In honour of John Walsh, a special ferry service will be arranged for those wishing to attend his memorial on Bere Island. This service reflects the love and respect held for John by the island community he dearly cherished.

John, may you fly high over Bere Island. Your voice and dedication will not be forgotten. Rest in peace.