Community in shock following young man’s death

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The local communities of Rooskey and Tarmonbarry are in mourning following the death of a young man from the Cloonfour area last Sunday evening, writes Patrick Conboy.

The local communities of Rooskey and Tarmonbarry are in mourning following the death of a young man from the Cloonfour area last Sunday evening, writes Patrick Conboy.

Darren McGlynn, who was 19 years-old, died when the car he was travelling in struck a wall near Four Mile House in Co Roscommon at approximately 8pm. Three other men who were also travelling in the vehicle were taken to hospital and the road was closed for a time while Garda forensic collision investigators surveyed the scene.

Darren is survived by his mother Martina (née Burke, a native of Newtownforbes), his father Michael and his sister Claire as well as his grandmothers Maureen Burke (Newtownforbes) and Mary McGlynn (Ballymagrine).

“The Mc Glynn family are loved and respected locally, and Darren was a great young lad, said Roscommon councillor Eugene Murphy. “They’re good community people, and Darren, along with the rest of the family, was very much involved with St Barry’s GAA Club.

“Darren was in college but also helped with the family business and was popular with the local farmers,” Cllr Murphy continued.

“The community is in shock.”

Darren McGlynn’s Funeral Mass took place this morning, Wednesday, at the Sacred Heart Church, Whitehall, Tarmonbarry, at 11am, with burial afterwards to Kilbarry Cemetery.