Updated: 06/08/17 : 09:49:14
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Sligo motorcyclist dies in Mohill crash

Gardaí are investigating a fatal road traffic collision at Cloonchair, Mohill, Co Leitrim.

Glenn Carty (34) from Drum, Ballygawley, Co Sligo was killed when his motorcycle was in collision with a car at 11.20am on Saturday morning, August 5.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was removed to Sligo University Hospital where a post mortem examination is expected to take place today, Monday.

The driver of the car was not injured.

Local people who said he was a nice guy described his death as very, very sad.

Mr Carty was the fourth motorcyclist to die within a week. Last weekend three motorcyclists, two in Limerick and one in Dublin died in collisions.


Mr Carty's remains will repose at his Mum`s home at Drum, Ballygawley on Wednesday, 9 August, from 2-00pm to 9-00pm.

Funeral will arrive to The Church of the Assumption, Sooey on Thursday for Mass of the Resurrection at 12-00noon with burial in St Nathy`s Cemetery, Collooney afterwards.

A bus service will be in operation from Sooey Hall to the Wake House from 5-00pm on Wednesday.

A second, a man in his 20s, was killed when the car he was driving crashed at Charlestown, on the Sligo / Mayo border, at 3pm on Saturday.

He was also pronounced dead at the scene, and his body was taken to Mayo University Hospital, where a post mortem will be carried out. The road reopened after Garda forensic collision investigators examined the crash site.

The Garda appealed for witnesses to contact Claremorris Garda station on 094-9372080. No other vehicle was involved.