Sadness as Carndonagh man dies in collision in Cavan
There is a ‘deep sense of sadness and loss’ in the Carndonagh community following the death of a well known ‘gentleman’ in a collision in Cavan.
Frederick (Freddie) Tully, from Pound Street, was tragically killed on Saturday following a collision at approximately 3pm involving a motorcycle at Corratillan, Corlough.
His death has devastated the local community where he and his family were extremely well known and well thought of. It is also one of a number of heartbreaking tragedies within his immediate family in recent years.
Donegal County Councillor and Cathaoirleach of Inishowen, Councillor Albert Doherty, who lives in Carndonagh said Freddie was a popular member of the local community.
“Freddie was a gentleman. He was larger than life and very well thought of in the Carndonagh community. He was a former pupil of St Patrick’s Boys’ School, where I got to know him.
“He had a career in the army and served and worked out of Finner. He has been back living in Carndonagh with his mother, Pat, for a number of years.
“It’s an awful tragedy, especially when you think of the personal tragedies that have occurred within the family a - long established and good family within Carndonagh - over the last number of years.”
Colr Doherty expressed his sympathies to Mr Tully’s mother, Pat, sister Ann and ‘close knit and wider family circle of the Tullys and Merricks.’
He said there was a deep sense of sadness and loss felt by the whole community since news of Mr Tully’s death emerged.
Mr Tully is survived by his mother, Pat, sister, Ann, Ian and Katie and all his relatives and friends.
His remains will be reposing in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Carndonagh on Tuesday evening.
Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 11am can be viewed on Church Media.tv Parish of Carndonagh.