We learned yesterday of the death of Markus Casey in an air crash near Knock, Co. Mayo.
Markus was very well known in archaeological and aviation circles and was a former secretary of the Galway Flying Club. He ran a light aircraft maintenance company in Knock and was a consultant archaeologist, carrying out aerial archaeology surveys as well as terrestrial work. Well known and popular throughout the country, he will be sadly missed.
Liam Stenson (commenting on a piece in todays Irish Independent) puts it best –
A lovely, lovely man with a wicked but gentle sense of humour that often came in under the recipient’s radar, a wonderful pilot, great conversationalist and a true gentleman.
Ní bheidh a leithéid arís ann.