Historian Shane MacThomáis dies

Friday 21 March 2014 19.25
Shane MacThomáis was also well-known as a radio and television commentator
Shane MacThomáis was also well-known as a radio and television commentator

The historian and author Shane MacThomáis has died.

He was the resident historian and tour guide at Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum in Dublin.

Mr MacThomáis was also well-known as a radio and television commentator.

He was a son of the author and historian Éamonn MacThomáis.

In a statement, Glasnevin Trust said: "It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of Shane MacThomáis, a much loved and respected colleague.

"His loss will leave an enormous void in all our lives. He was not only a colleague but a personal friend to all."