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A com­mu­nity has been left shocked and sad­dened by the death of Ardee man Conor Farrell fol­low­ing a tragic ac­ci­dent just out­side the town in the early hours of Satur­day morn­ing.

His ve­hi­cle struck a tree at Mul­la­cap­ple between Hun­ter­stown and Col­lon at ap­prox­i­mately 1am.

A hugely pop­u­lar young man, Conor was a gifted de­signer with the family firm, Farrell Fur­ni­ture.

Mr Farrell, of Moun­trush and who had an ad­dress at Fair Street, Drogheda, was de­scribed by lo­cal coun­cil­lor Dolores Minogue as a won­der­ful man who will be missed ter­ri­bly by so many peo­ple.

She met him last year dur­ing a visit to the family firm by Min­is­ter Damien English and was taken by his en­thu­si­asm.

‘ This is a ter­ri­ble tragedy for his family and friends and those that love him dearly. My heart goes out to them at this sad time.

‘Ardee is a close com­mu­nity and peo­ple will rally around the family and help in any way they can’, she stated.

‘ The Farrell name and the busi­ness is syn­ony­mous with Ardee and they are great em­ploy­ers and highly re­spected in the of­fice fur­ni­ture trade.’

Many trib­utes have been paid to Conor (Skinny) Farrell in re­cent days, one com­ment re­mark­ing, ‘He was a won­der­ful man with a kind, in­tel­li­gent and gen­er­ous spirit who will be missed by all who had the hon­our of know­ing him.’

He was en­gaged to Ailbhe and is sadly missed by a wide cir­cle of family and friends, in­clud­ing par­ents Paul and Louise, his sis­ter Ciara and his brother Paul, sis­ter-in-law Carol and nephew Os­car. His grand­par­ents Ol­lie and Irene Farrell, Oweny and Maura Duffy. An­gela Dock­ery and the Dock­ery family of Edge­worth­stown, his aunts, un­cles, cousins, rel­a­tives, neigh­bours.

Gar­dai are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the cir­cum­stances of the ac­ci­dent on the N2, a state­ment ex­plain­ing, ‘a male in his 30s was fa­tally in­jured when the car he was driv­ing left the road and col­lided with a pole. He was the sole oc­cu­pant of the car..’

The stretch of road was closed on Satur­day to fa­cil­i­tate an ex­am­i­na­tion by Garda Foren­sic Col­li­sion In­ves­ti­ga­tors .

Gar­dai are ap­peal­ing for any wit­nesses to con­tact them at Ardee Garda Sta­tion on 0416871130.

The late Conor Farrell

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