Easter Sunday crash in Ennis claims second life

Easter Sunday crash in Ennis claims second life


A second young man has died following Sunday’s early morning collision in Co Clare.

A Garda spokesman has been confirmed that 19-year-old Darragh Killeen from Clonfeigh has died in hospital from his injuries.

Darragh’s cousin Oisín Cahill, who was 18, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on Sunday. A third man, Enda Hickey aged 21, remains in a critical condition in hospital.

The single-vehicle accident happened at around 4.15am on the Shanaway Road at Woodstock on the outskirts of Ennis.

The Toyota Avensis is understood to have lost control before swerving across the road and into a stone pillar.

Gardaí have renewed their appeal for witnesses to the tragedy which happened at the entrance to the Woodstock View housing estate.

Gardaí can be contacted at Ennis on 065 6848100; the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

Funeral arrangements of the later Oisín Cahill.

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.