Friday 21 October 2016

An 'all-round top class gentleman' - Friends pay tribute to road victim (26)

Johnathan Cahill (26) lost his life while travelling on the N11 in Co Wexford this morning

Published 09/01/2016 | 21:35

Johnathan Cahill
Johnathan Cahill

Tributes have been paid to a young IT worker who was tragically killed when his car collided with a van during the early hours of this morning.

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Johnathan Cahill was travelling on the N11 road at Garrycleary, Crossabeg, Co Wexford when the incident occurred at 4.35am.

The popular 26-year-old who has been described as "an all-round top class gentleman" was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

His body was later removed to Wexford General Hospital for a post-mortem examination.

The van driver, a man in his 40s, was also taken to Wexford General Hospital with minor injuries.

Mr Cahill was originally from Bray, Co Wicklow but had been living in Fishers Row, Wexford Town.

He had worked as an IT engineer with pharmacy chain Sam McCauleys. 

A close friend tonight said he was an "incredibly special" individual who could make a person feel like they were "all that mattered in the world."

"I know it is cliché to say but he really was one of the nicest guys you could ever meet. He was an incredibly special dude. 

"When he talked to you he made you feel like that you were the only person who mattered in the world at that point.

"I just can't believe he is gone. I just can't."

Social media has flooded with tributes to the young motoring and music enthusiast. 

"I'm absolutely devastated to hear the news of my good friend and all round top class gentleman passing away this morning. Lots of love to your family, brother you will be sadly missed," wrote one friend on Facebook.

"A absolute gent and always so nice to talk to. Rest in peace, " said another.

"Very sad to hear the horrible news about Jonny Cahill today. A gentleman through and through."

Anyone with information in relation to the incident is asked to contact Enniscorthy Garda Station 053-9242580 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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