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RIP Funeral of dad who died in workplace accident in Cork to take place tomorrow

Mr McCarthy, who was aged in his 40s, was the father of three young children

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Michael McCarthy

Michael McCarthy

Michael McCarthy

The funeral of a hard-working dad who died in a workplace accident in Cork last Tuesday is to take place on Saturday. 

Michael McCarthy was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident at around 2pm at Carriglusk in Glandore.

Mr McCarthy, who was aged in his 40s, was the father of three young children.

His death notice on RIP.ie states that Mr McCarthy of Glandore, died on July 27 following a tragic accident.

It says that Michael (of Glandore Plant Hire), was the loving husband of Siobhán (nee Connolly) and devoted Dad of Jerome, Conall and Donagh, beloved son of Ann (nee O'Donovan) and the late Christy Maulmoreen, Glandore.

“Deeply regretted by his heartbroken wife, children & family, mother, sisters Mary, Anna & Noreen, mother-in-law Eileen (Connolly), sister-in-law, brothers-in-law. nephews, work colleagues & staff at Glandore Plant Hire, aunts, uncles, Godfather & Godmother Lar & Mary Rose, cousins, relatives, neighbours & his many close & dear friends,” the notice adds.

Mr McCarthy’s funeral cortége will leave his home on Saturday, July 31 at 11am before proceeding to the Holy Cross, Glandore, and onwards to Kilfachtnabeg Church for private Requiem Mass at 12 noon.

Burial will take place immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Numerous messages of sympathy have been left on his RIP.ie page.

One reads: “Deepest sympathies to Siobhan, Jerome, Conall, Donagh and all the McCarthy and Connolly families on the tragic passing of Michael. May he rest in peace.”

Another adds: “Our Heartfelt Sympathy to you Siobhán and your little boys, mother Ann and your girls, extended McCarthy, O’Donovan and Connolly families on the tragic loss of Michael. We’re praying for you all at this devastating time. God give you strength in the days ahead.”

Cllr Joe Carroll told Sunday World he was friends of the man who died and his family.

“I only got the news there yesterday when I was in Galway,” Cllr Carroll said.

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“ I was talking to a few people at home this morning and the whole place is in a major state of shock.

"It’s an awful thing to happen to a young man. He was 44 and he had three kids, aged just 13, 11 and eight.

“He was a plant hire man who was doing machine work."

“I know the family very well,” Cllr Carroll added. “And I was very close to his father who was only buried three years ago and we were all at his funeral.

"He (Michael) was a very hard working man, a great guy to do work and get work done. They live just outside Glandore and all the villages out that way are in a state of shock.

“Myself and everyone here extend their condolences to his family and we all be there at the funeral to support them as we’re all very close to them.”

The incident is being investigated by the Health Safety Authority.

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