Gardai look for clues into fatal road crash

Gardai are this week trying to establish the cause of a fatal road accident in Mullahoran which resulted in the death of local man Paul Donohoe.

Gardai are this week trying to establish the cause of a fatal road accident in Mullahoran which resulted in the death of local man Paul Donohoe.

Twenty-one-year-old Mr Donohoe, a native of Drumhowra, Loughduff, Co Cavan was killed when the car in which he was travelling left the road at nearby Drumhowna, only a few miles from his home during the early hours of Saturday morning.

Another man, who was also in the car at the time was taken to Cavan General Hospital for treatment, who has since been released.

This week, tributes were paid to the late Mr Donohoe, who was described by locals as being well known for his bubbly, outgoing personality.

“He was such a good humoured goson and like the rest of the family, he was a good worker,” said local Cllr Danny Brady.

The long-standing Cavan politician, who lives close by, said the community of Loughduff and surrounding areas were struggling to come to terms with the tragedy.

“It’s just very hard to take,” added Cllr Brady, disconsolately. “He (Mr Donohoe) played football with the Mullahoran U14s and U16s and his brother Jason, also plays.”

To read this story in full, see this week’s Longford Leader.