Wednesday 18 October 2017

Mum-of-five and young hairdresser killed in road collisions

The horrific aftermath of a crash in Co Galway last weekend, where a car overturned and killed mother-of-five Margaret Keady. Picture: Hany Marzouk
The horrific aftermath of a crash in Co Galway last weekend, where a car overturned and killed mother-of-five Margaret Keady. Picture: Hany Marzouk

Brian Byrne

A CONNEMARA community was yesterday coming to terms with the tragic death of a mother of five in a road accident.

Margaret Keady and her husband John, both in their 50s, were travelling home early yesterday when their car struck a wall on the outskirts of Moycullen village and overturned on the N59 Galway to Clifden road.

The crash happened at 4.30am and gardai confirmed that no other vehicle was involved in the collision.

A few hours later, an awardwinning hairdresser, who had been due to style hair for a wedding, tragically lost her life in a single-car collision in Co Mayo.

Niamh Campbell (23) died between 7.30am and 8am on the N17 at Lurga, Charlestown when her vehicle collided with a lamp-post and a pillar.

The middle of three sisters, Ms Campbell, who lived in Claremorris, was pronounced dead at scene and was removed to hospital in Castlebar.

Her father Padraic told the Irish Independent she was "bright, bubbly and good-looking".

He said she had received a scholarship to study hairdressing in Co Sligo before taking up work at the hair salon. "She could do anything, but she went into hairdressing. She went on and got a scholarship for a hairdressing college in Sligo, and she even got student of the year."

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