A popular and much-loved pharmacist from Inchicore has passed away, with his former customers posting a number of tributes to him on Facebook.

Former owner of AC Boles Pharmacy on Emmet Road, Dr William Boles passed away on November 15, aged 89.

His former business – now named Inchicore Pharmacy – closed during the duration of his funeral as a mark of respect.

Dr Boles was born above the pharmacy, which was originally owned by his father. He began working there as a pharmacist when he was 21, but previously said that he helped his father in the shop from the age of six.

Tributes were paid to Dr Boles on Inchicore Pharmacy’s Facebook page as it announced it would close for the afternoon, with a number of customers remarking how much of a gentleman Dr Boles was.

Fergus Lennon wrote: “I grew up in Inchicore and remember Mr Boles very well, this is so sad. My condolences to his family and friends.”

Olwen Murphy wrote: “Mr Boles was a lovely man. Any time I called in, he treated me with the utmost of respect. We always had a chat.”

Erinna Behal said: “He was a lovely man, [and it was a] real pleasure to chat to him over the years, he was solid old stock.”

Boles’ former pharmacy on South Circular Road was transformed into Inchicore Pharmacy in early 2017, after decades as AC Boles.

Renovations began on the pharmacy in late 2016, 88 years after its original opening.