Footage shows the extent of motorcade accompanying Aidan Lynam back to Dublin

NewsBy Shuki Byrne
Sad: Hundreds of bikers accompany the coffin of Aidan Lynam back to Dublin yesterday
Sad: Hundreds of bikers accompany the coffin of Aidan Lynam back to Dublin yesterday

Hundreds of bikers yesterday accompanied the coffin of Aidan Lynam home to Dublin after he was killed during a charity event in Clare.

Images from a motorway bridge showed hundreds of bikers in twos solemnly following the coffin as it made its journey back to Dublin. 

The 44-year-old charity campaigner was described as a 'phenomenal person' by those he worked with at Down Syndrome Ireland and tributes have been paid to him as a man, a fundraiser and a father. 

Yesterday evening, his body was transferred from Clare back to his home in Lucan and it was accompanied by hundreds of motorcyclists who turned put to pay their respects to the man who loved his bike.

Lynam died after the motorcycle he was travelling on collided with a car just outside Kilkee in Co Clare yesterday shortly before noon.

The Dubliner was participating in the annual 'Rev-Up4DSI' event, which he founded 10 years ago to raise money for Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI). 

Speaking yesterday, CEO of Down Syndrome Ireland Pat Clarke described Mr Lynam as "one of a kind."

"Aidan had been working with us for the last ten years, he helped raise in excess of €1m throughout the last decade," he told RTE Radio One's News at One.

The 44-year-old will repose at Cunningham’s Funeral Home in Lucan on Tuesday afternoon. Requiem Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Church at 10am on Wednesday, followed by a burial in Esker Cemetery.

Footage uploaded to social media from a motorway bridge captured the extent of the motorcade.