Funeral arrangements announced for Mullahoran man killed in New Zealand

Asling Kiernan

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Asling Kiernan

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The remains of the young Mullahoran man who died in New Zealand last week, will return to his native Loughduff at the weekend. Martin Cadden, who had just turned 22, died after the car he was travelling in left the road and hit a tree outside the town of Leeston, Canterbury on Friday, January 2.

The remains of the young Mullahoran man who died in New Zealand last week, will return to his native Loughduff at the weekend.

Martin Cadden, who had just turned 22, died after the car he was travelling in left the road and hit a tree outside the town of Leeston, Canterbury on Friday, January 2.

It has been confirmed that he will return to Ireland in the early hours of next Sunday morning and will be subsequently waked at the family home in Loughduff until Monday evening. The family have requesed House private procedures from 4pm on Monday.

Mr Cadden’s reamains will then be removed to Loughduff Church at 7pm and he will be laid to rest following Funeral Mass at 12 noon on Tuesday.

The late Martin Cadden had celebrated his birthday at the end of December and was working as a farmer in New Zealand having completed an agricultural course at Ballyhaise College in Co Cavan.

He had been living in the Southbridge area, near Christchurch, since 2013 and worked for Ellesmere Agricultural Ltd.

Parish Priest in Mullahoran, Fr Owen Devaney said the community was both “shocked and devastated”.

The late Martin Cadden is survived by his mother Ann, father Michael and sisters Roisín and Mary. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilis.