SHOCK AT DEATH OF CONOR FARRELL IN TRAGIC ROAD ACCIDENT
TRIBUTES FOR ‘A WONDERFUL MAN’
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