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'Gorgeous lad' Funeral details announced for 'kind-hearted' crash victim Daniel Monaghan

Daniel Monaghan, aged in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene of a single-vehicle motorbike crash on Bóthar na dTreabh, Galway city at around 7:30pm on Monday evening.

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Daniel Monaghan

Daniel Monaghan

Daniel Monaghan

The motorcyclist who was tragically killed in a crash on a busy Galway road will be laid to rest this Saturday.

Daniel Monaghan, aged in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene of a single-vehicle motorbike crash on Bóthar na dTreabh, Galway city at around 7:30pm on Monday.

He is survived by his parents Keturah and John, brothers Michael and Jack, and nieces Mila, Delilah and Alyssa.

Daniel will be reposing at his brother Jack’s home in Tooreen, Ballinderreen, Kilcolgan, Co. Galway on Friday from 5.30pm until 8pm.

His funeral mass will take place on Saturday afternoon at 1pm in Nicholas' Collegiate Church, Lombard Street, Galway, with a cremation afterwards in Shannon Crematorium at 4.30pm.

A notice on RIP.ie reads: “Tragically, following a road traffic accident. Daniel, predeceased recently by his grandmother Christine (Monaghan).

“Adored son of Keturah (Carter) and John. Cherished brother of Michael and Jack, much loved uncle of Mila, Delilah and Alyssa, deeply regretted by Michael’s partner Stephanie and Jack’s partner Mairead, uncles Paul and Jason, his wide circle of friends in St. Nicholas Market, Galway, GTI and beyond.

“May Daniel’s gentle soul rest in peace. Daniel will be reposing at his brother Jack’s residence in Tooreen, Ballinderreen, Kilcolgan, Co. Galway, Eircode (H91 R81V), this Friday evening, March 11th, 2022, from 5.30pm to 8pm.

“Removal on Saturday morning, March 12th, 2022, to St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church, Lombard Street, Galway (H91 PY20), to arrive for funeral service at 1pm, cremation to follow in Shannon Crematorium at 4.30pm.”

Tributes are pouring in for the popular man, who is being remembered as a “gorgeous lad” by those who knew him.

One person recalled a time when Daniel had been kind to him: “I want to convey my deepest condolences to the Monaghan family on Daniel's RIP sorrowful passing. I met Daniel last summer while he was hard at work. Despite all that was before him, he put it aside to welcome me.

“I have fond memories of my visit and the fine young man I met on that day. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.”

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A friend wrote: “Dan, you were the nicest man anyone could ever have had as a friend. You had such a sense of respect for anyone you ever met and had so much love for all of your friends all of the time. You will be forever missed and loved Dan.”

Another said: “RIP Dan, you were a fine human being, an open, considerate, and kind-hearted soul. Galway Market is a richer place for having known you.

"So sorry for your loss, Keturah, Jack, Michael, and family. Peace love and courage for the times ahead.”

A different tribute read: “I'm shocked and saddened to hear this....to his family I send my love. He was a customer and we always had great chats... he was always talking and smiling about his niece, he was a proud uncle that's for sure.... a happy smiley uplifting guy I'll miss our chats .... May he rest and sleep well I'm sorry for yer (sic) loss...”

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