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'True gentleman' Tragic biker Frederick 'Freddie' Tully to be laid to rest in Donegal following crash

A true gentleman, a hard worker and a very good guy. His character was hugely quiet yet he touched everyone who was lucky to come into contact with him. Thoughts and prayers with you all.”

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Frederick 'Freddie' Tully

Frederick 'Freddie' Tully

Frederick 'Freddie' Tully

A man described as 'one of life’s gentlemen' who died in a motorbike crash at the weekend will be laid to rest today.

Frederick ‘Freddie’ Tully, from Cardonagh in Donegal, was killed in the horrific collision on the R202 at Corratillan, Corlough, near the Cavan/Leitrim border on Saturday afternoon.

His funeral is taking place this morning in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Carndonagh.

A death notice on RIP.ie states that Mr Tully will be “deeply missed by his Mammy, sister, Ann, Ian and Katie and all his relatives and friends”.

Tributes have continued to flow in for the Donegal man who was aged in his 50s and has been described as a “gentle soul with such a kind heart”.

“We'll miss your happy face coming through the door, you made those quiet evenings fly in", a message of condolence on The Glen Bar's Facebook page read.

The Glen Bar in Cardonagh said on their Facebook page. “Our thoughts are with his mum Pat and sister Ann.”

In the condolences section on RIP.ie, mourners shared tributes to “a real gentleman gone far too soon”.

“It is with great sadness that I have learned of the untimely passing of Freddie. Remembering times gone by in Finner Camp. Sincere condolences to all his family. Rest in peace,” reads one message.

Another adds: “Sincere condolences to Mrs Tully and Freddie's family on his tragic passing. His many many friends will miss him too. Huge grin and twinkling eyes, Freddie was a good friend to me years and years ago.

“A true gentleman, a hard worker and a very good guy. His character was hugely quiet yet he touched everyone who was lucky to come into contact with him. Thoughts and prayers with you all.”

Another person wrote to say: “Mrs Tully, you reared the most wonderful son he was a treasure to everybody who knew him. Mother Tully, Ann, Ian and Katie, we will all miss his beautiful gentle ways and humour, his impish smile so we have some small understanding of your loss.

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“I wish you all strength and faith to bring you through your dreadful loss.”

Another touching tribute read: “It’s with absolute great sadness we heard of this awful tragedy, John, my husband, served with this lovely lovely man for many years in 28th Inf Bn at Finner Camp. An absolute gentleman Freddie was. God bless you, God please care for this very kind man in your arms, he deserves nothing less. RIP Freddie enjoy biking those clouds up there, ride free comrade.”

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