The tight-knit community of
Mullahoran remains in shock following the death of a local man in New Zealand .
Twenty -two -year-old Martin Cadden from the townland of Middletown in Loughduff died on Friday night after his car left the road and hit a tree in the town of Leeston, Canterbury.
Mr Cadden had just celebrated his birthday the previous Sunday and had been working as a farmer, 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.
Martin Cadden is survived by his parents Michael and Ann Cadden (née Farrelly) and two sisters, Mary and Roisín. His mother is a native of Granard.
Speaking to the Leader, Fr Owen Devaney said the community was both “shocked and devastated”.
Local councillor Philip Brady said Martin was a hard-working young man who “always had a smile on his face.”
For more on this story, see this week’s Longford Leader.