Images of mural unveiling ceremony in Mayo today in tribute to the late Jack Charlton

A mural unveiling ceremony had taken place in Ballina today in memory of Jack Charlton on the day of his funeral in Newcastle.

It took place at the Ridgepool and attracted a big attendance in a town where he was widely loved and respected.

A minute's silence was held as a mark of respect to the deceased before the mural, covered by a huge Mayo flag, was unveiled.

Jack loved fishing at the Ridgepool whenever he and his wife Pat spent time in their holiday home in Ballina.

The large mural, by local artist Smiler, was created in Jack's honour on a building overlooking the River Moy by volunteers and members of the local Ballina Community Clean-up Group, headed by local Councillor Mark Duffy, who screened the event live to Facebook.

The painting was copied from a photograph showing Jack holding a pint and toasting anglers on the river.

At the end of the ceremony, some in attendance toasted Big Jack with a pint of Guinness.

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