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'True Gentleman' Monaghan community shocked by death of 'lovely' motorcyclist Kieran Brennan

It is understood that Mr Brennan had been helping out at a charity appeal for Ukraine just hours before his death.

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Kieran Brennan

Kieran Brennan

Kieran Brennan

A motorcyclist who was killed in a crash in Monaghan over the weekend has been named locally as Kieran Brennan.

Mr Brennan, aged in his 40s, lost his life when he collided with a car on the Old Armagh Road outside Monaghan town just before 5pm on Saturday, 19th March.

He received treatment at the scene from paramedics but was later pronounced dead.

His body was removed to the mortuary at Monaghan General Hospital for a post-mortem. There were no other injuries reported.

It is understood that Mr Brennan had been helping out at a charity appeal for Ukraine just hours before his death.

Kieran’s funeral details have yet to be announced, but tributes have been pouring in for the popular Monaghan man online in recent days.

Bad Examples Motorcycle Club, where Kieran acted as President, paid tribute to their friend and chairperson in a statement: “It is with deep regret and sadness that we have to announce the death of our Club president Kieran Brennan today, riding his motorbike, just after helping with the Ukraine charity all Day today in Monaghan.

“He will be sadly missed as our President and friend who you could always depend on. RIP KB.”

Another motorcycle club, the Balor Demons, extended their sympathies to Kieran’s friends and family, writing: “Another sad weekend for the biking community. RIP Kieran Brennan aka KB, President of the Bad Examples MCC, a true gentleman. Our deepest condolences to all Kieran's friends, loved ones and club mates. GBNF”

Others remembered the proud father as a “true gentleman” who always went out of his way for others.

One couple said: “Deeply sorrowed by Kieran's passing. He was such a lovely kind soul. The world will be a dimmer place without his light.

"Thinking of his children, and all his family and friends over this sad, sad time but I hope they know that he helped so many people and changed their lives with small acts of kindness. RIP”

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A friend wrote: “So shocked and sad to hear of the tragic death of Kieran. I was working alongside him Yesterday at the Hope for Ukraine collection at the Hillgrove. So unbelievable. Sincere sympathy to Damian and all Kieran's family. May he rest in peace.”

Another added: “RIP Coach, Gentleman in every sense of the word!”

Gardaí continue to appeal for witnesses to Saturday’s fatal crash to come forward.

Any road users with video footage (including dash cam) are asked to make this available to them.

Anyone with information can contact Monaghan Garda Station 047 77200 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

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