Plaque in Oberon Common honours former mayor John McMahon

DEDICATED: A plaque has been unveiled honouring former mayor John McMahon, who passed away on July 14, 2015.

DEDICATED: A plaque has been unveiled honouring former mayor John McMahon, who passed away on July 14, 2015.

A MEMORIAL plaque recently installed in the Oberon Common will stand as a reminder of former mayor John McMahon’s service.

SPECIAL: The plaque for former mayor John McMahon.

SPECIAL: The plaque for former mayor John McMahon.

Council marked National Tree Day and Grandparents’ Day at the Oberon Common earlier this month and the plaque was unveiled as part of the celebrations.

The late Mr McMahon was first elected as a councillor in 1983 and, after a break, was re-elected in 1995 and remained on council until his death in 2015. He was elected deputy mayor in 2006 and held the position until 2012, when he was elected unopposed as mayor.

The plaque reads: “This garden is dedicated to the memory of Mayor John McMahon who served the Oberon community as councillor for 24 years, deputy mayor for six years and mayor for three years. The strength of this rock reflects John's strength of character and has been hand picked from his beloved property "Fermanagh" and placed in this garden in dedication to his service to the Oberon community. John McMahon - strong leader, statesman, honest and passionate about Oberon.”