Tributes paid to Limerick based blogger and model Patrick McLoughney 5 days ago

Tributes paid to Limerick based blogger and model Patrick McLoughney

Very sad news today.

Tributes have been pouring in for blogger and model Patrick McLoughney after news of his passing this week.

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Originally from Nenagh in Tipperary, Patrick became well known for his fashion and lifestyle blog and was voted Ireland's model of the year in 2017 and Ireland's most stylish man in 2019.

Previously working as a personal shopper for Brown Thomas, Patrick also wrote for some major Irish publications such as the Irish Independent and the Limerick Leader.

He was also known for appearing in various TV shows and adverts such as Fair City and Penny Dreadful.

Eleanor Whyte, former Miss Galway, led tributes to Patrick, saying she was "so sorry to hear of Patrick’s passing."

"I had the absolute pleasure of meeting him at the Miss Galway launch in 2020," she wrote in the condolences section on his RIP.ie page.

"He could not have been more friendly, polite and welcoming. Later on, Patrick did the right thing even if it may not have been the most popular decision at the time. I know myself and so many other girls appreciated him standing with us. Patrick, you will be missed. RIP."

Influencer Louise Cooney posted to her Instagram story, saying: "Very sad news, a true gent. Limer lost a great one."

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She added another post with contact details for Samaritans and Pieta House.

Holly Carpenter tweeted: "Heard some heartbreaking news this evening. You truly never know what struggles people are facing. it’s so important to talk, to listen and to check in."

Broadcaster Keith Walsh said: "An unimaginably sad day today for one family in particular. Please, if you’re under pressure… please talk to someone. Open up. None of us have any of this figured out, you are not alone."

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If you have been affected by the issues raised in this article or just need to talk to someone, you can reach the Samaritans on 116 123 at any time or Pieta House on 1800 247 247.