Farm deaths in Limerick
Published 28/06/2011 | 05:00
A second farm fatality has occurred in Co Limerick within a week.
The funeral of Michael Stack senior, from Kiltanna, Knockaderry, Newcastle West, took place yesterday after the 69-year-old father of five was fatally injured in a tractor accident on his farm.
He is survived by wife Vera, daughter Collette and sons Tony, Eamon, Patrick and Michael.
The second funeral, that of Liam Drake (65), Kilcruig, Kilfinane, who died from injuries sustained in an accident which involved a quad bike on his farm, took place on Tuesday last.
He sustained serious injuries when he collided with an electric fence while driving a quad bike through a field on his farm.
Although seriously injured, he managed to make his way back to his home to raise the alarm.
He was sent to the Mid Western Regional Hospital at Limerick but died later.
He is survived by his wife Maureen, daughters Triona, Marie and Ailish, and son Liam.