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RIP Funeral details for Galway cyclist who died over St Patrick's weekend announced

Tomás Walsh (43) passed away suddenly on Friday afternoon, 18th March, in Kinvara, Co. Galway, “while out pursuing his favourite sport of cycling.”

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Tomás Walsh

Tomás Walsh

Tomás Walsh

A father-of-two who died while out cycling over St Patrick’s weekend will be laid to rest this week.

Tomás Walsh (43) passed away suddenly on Friday afternoon, 18th March, in Kinvara, Co. Galway, “while out pursuing his favourite sport of cycling.”

He is survived by his wife Trina and his children, Sarah-Jane and son Cian, father P.J., brother Padraig, and sister Aileen.

A funeral mass will be held for Tomás St Joseph’s Church, Kinvara at 12pm on Tuesday, followed by burial in Mount Cross Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest beside his recently deceased mother Mary.

A notice on RIP.ie reads: “It is with the greatest sorrow that the Walsh family announce the death of Tomás, a beloved husband and father, son, brother, uncle, nephew, friend and colleague who died suddenly, aged 43 years, on Friday afternoon of the 18th March in Kinvara town, while out pursuing his favourite sport of cycling.

“Tom is survived by his heartbroken wife Trina, his adored children, daughter Sarah-Jane and son Cian, also by his father P.J., his brother Padraig (Porridgetown, Oughterard) and sister Aileen (Gort).

“He will be sorely missed by his sorrowing parents-in-law Michael and Ann O’Neill (Castletaylor, Ardrahan), his sisters-in-law Winifred Dempsey, Ann Gilbourne, Patricia McCarthy, Tara Walsh and Sinead Collins, brother in law Eugene O’Neill, his uncles John, Tom, Jim and Michael, aunts Leone and Mary, uncles in law and aunts in law, nephews, nieces, his many Walsh and Swanick cousins, also his friends in the local community, his sport clubs and his colleagues in Medtronic, Parkmore Facility, Galway. May he rest in peace.

“His remains will lie in repose in the Corless Funeral Home, Kinvara, on Monday 21st from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

“Private removal on Tuesday morning from his residence, for his family only. The cortege will depart from his parents' house on the Quay, Kinvara, at 11.40 a.m. and proceed to St Joseph’s Church, Kinvara, for requiem Mass at 12 noon.

“Funeral afterwards to Mount Cross Cemetery where Tomás will be laid to rest beside his recently deceased mother Mary, to resume their special bond in death, as we witnessed in life.”

Gardaí are currently investigating all the circumstances following Tomás’ death, which is not being treated as suspicious at this time.

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A garda spokesperson said: “The male became unwell, and was treated at the scene by emergency services before being pronounced dead at the scene.

“His body was removed to University Hospital Galway where a post-mortem will take place, the results of which will determine the course of the investigation.”

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