Man killed in farm accident in Carlow
Published 20/11/2016 | 14:28
A man in his sixties has died following a farm incident in Carlow on Saturday.
A Garda spokesperson confirmed that the accident happened on a farm near Hacketstown.
Gardaí at Tinnehely attended the scene where the accident happened, just after 4pm on Saturday near Athboy, Hacketstown.
The man was named locally as Mick Lambert, from Ardnaboy, Co Carlow.
Mr Lambert is believed to have been injured working in a trench on his land when the sides caved in on top of him.
He is survived by his wife Catherine, with whom he ran Lambert's Hardware shop in Hacketstown, as well as five brothers and five sisters. He was also pre-deceased by one brother and two sisters.
The popular store owner received tributes online from family members and a number of local groups.
His nephew Eoin Brady described him as "a man that was always smiling, laughing or joking" who will be "sadly missed".