6 August 2021 No Comments by The Northern Standard

A man in his twenties from Castleblayney has died following a two-vehicle collision which took place on the R181 road outside the Mid-Monaghan town early on Tuesday morning. Fionán Callan from Drumlandrick, Castleblayney died at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda from injuries sustained in the incident, which occurred in the townland of Muldumman on the ‘Blayney-Ballybay Road shortly after 6.30 am. He was the driver of one of the vehicles involved.

Gardaí in Castleblayney have appealed to witnesses to the accident, or anyone who was travelling in the Muldrumman area between 6.15 am and 7 am on Tuesday, and who may have relevant camera footage, including dash cam footage ,to contact them on 042 974 0668, or to make contact with the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station. Gardaí and emergency services attended at the collision scene and the road was closed for the greater part of Tuesday to facilitate an investigation. It is has since reopened.

The late Mr Callan was an employee of Keenan Stainless Steel Fabrications Ltd based at Drumcoowoods in Tydavnet. The sympathy of the entire Mid-Monaghan community is with his parents Brian and Bernadette, brothers Aodhan and Conor, sisters Niamh and Sinéad, girlfriend Michaela Slowey, grandmother Maisie O’Reilly of Killann, Shercock, and wider family. His funeral (will) take place from the family home tomorrow, Friday morning at 10.30 am to arrive at St Patrick’s Church, Broomfield for 11 am Requiem Mass, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Due to Covid-19 guidelines the Callan family home is private and the funeral will be celebrated in the presence of his family. The Requiem Mass can be viewed on live stream.

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