4 November 2022 No Comments by The Northern Standard

A three-vehicle road traffic accident on the N2 near Castleblayey on Thursday last October 27 claimed the lives of a well-known Ballybay horse breeder and his wife. Ronnie and Jean Hollinger from Creevagh House, Ballybay died when their vehicle was in collision with another car and a motor lorry. The couple were in their 60s. Mr Hollinger was well-known in sport horse breeding circles and ran the Creevagh House Stud, located near Ballybay, with his family. Mrs Hollinger was a trained general and psychiatric nurse.

The couple shared a strong religious faith and were married for 47 years. The tragedy happened at around 6.15 pm on the N2 at Mullaghanee in Castleblayney. Gardaí said that the husband and wife were pronounced dead at the scene while a female passenger in a second car was also injured. The woman, aged in her 60s, was brought to Our Lady of Lourdes hospital in Drogheda where she was described as being in a critical condition. The driver of the lorry involved in the incident is understood not to have suffered serious injuries.

The road was closed off for a time to facilitate the work of Forensic Collision Investigators and local diversions were put in place. Gardaí appealed for witnesses to the incident to come forward. “Any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) and were travelling on the N2 at Castleblayney between 6.05 pm and 6.30 pm on Thursday last are asked to …..

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