County Limerick fatal accident victim named

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The late Brother Florian Farrelly

THE man who died in a road traffic accident in County Limerick on Wednesday has been identified as 87-year-old Brother Florian Farrelly, a member of the Franciscan Order who was based in County Donegal.

Gardaí and emergency services were dispatched to a two car collision on the N21 at Ballingowan, Newcastle West at 4.15pm on September 7 and Brother Farrelly was pronounced dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported.

Brother Farrelly was travelling from Rossnowlagh in Donegal to Killarney where he was based during the 1980s and was well-known in the town.

A native of Sutton in County Dublin, John Farrelly joined the Franciscan Order in 1953 when he took the name Florian. He was a member of the Rossnowlagh fraternity and was an active Friar even at his advanced age.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the collision to come forward. They are also appealing to road users who were travelling in the area between 4 and 4:30pm with camera footage (including dash cam), to make it available to them.

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Anyone with information should contact Newcastle West Garda Station on 069 20650, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.