December 2, 2023

Man killed in Castlecomer road tragedy was young father-of-one

THE motorcyclist who died in the road collision near Castlecomer yesterday is a young father-of-one who worked in Glanbia.

The victim was named locally as David Boland, a married 30-year-old and father to a young daughter, who lived in Cloneen, Crettyard.

His funeral details have not yet been announced. A notice on simply said: “David will be sadly missed by his living family. May he rest in peace.”

The young man was pronounced dead at the scene after a collision with a lorry. The tragic  accident occurred at approximately 11am around two kilometres outside of Castlecomer on the Kilkenny city side.

His body was removed to St Luke’s General Hospital for a post-mortem examination.

It is understood David had worked in Glanbia as a maintenance technician.

The fatal accident followed another serious crash in Cuffesgrange involving a car and a tractor with a trailer on Tuesday night.

One woman who was seriously injured in the collision remains in a critical condition at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.




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