Just over a year since his sudden passing, a bench inscripted in dedication to Sean ‘Lil Red’ Hughes has been unveiled in Johnstown Park in his hometown of Finglas.

The bench was unveiled at a heartwarming ceremony on May 15, with a number of friends of the musician, his family, and local representatives gathering in the park for the launch.

Rising rapper Hughes passed away last year suddenly from Sepsis, with his parents Karen and Joe since going on to carry out a devoted campaign to raise awareness of the disease across social media and other events.

Sean ‘Lil Red’ Hughes

The unveiling of the bench saw music played by his friends, and touching speeches being given in the honour of the late Lil Red.

Cllr Noeleen Reilly posted a tribute on Facebook following the launch of the bench, saying: “Lovely vent to unveil the bench in Johnstown Park for Sean ‘LiL Red’ [Hughes]. Very much missed by his family and friends.

“His legacy lives on in his family and all those who campaign for Sepsis awareness and also in this bench today. Well done all and he certainly had some amazing people around him.”

Election Candidate Keith Connolly (FF) also took to social media to say that the dedicated bench was a ‘fitting tribute to a young man taken far too soon’.