Thursday 29 June 2017

Man stabbed to death in Australia to be buried in native Wexford this week

Tina Cahill and David Walsh celebrating their engagement in Australia in a social media picture at the New Year
Tina Cahill and David Walsh celebrating their engagement in Australia in a social media picture at the New Year
Cathal McMahon

Cathal McMahon

Funeral details have been released for David 'Motcha' Walsh - an Irishman stabbed to death in Australia earlier this month.

Mr Walsh (29), from Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, was discovered with a fatal knife injury outside a home he shared in Sydney, Australia on Friday, February 17.

His fiancée, Cathrina 'Tina' Cahill, from Pondsfield, New Ross, was arrested at the scene and charged with his murder.

His remains have now been returned to his family and a funeral notice, placed online, has confirmed that he will be buried after funeral mass this Wednesday.

According to the notice Mr Walsh will be removed from his home in Moran Park, Enniscorthy on the morning and taken to St Aidan's Cathedral for funeral mass at 10am. He will be buried afterwards in Enniscorthy cemetery.

The notice said he will be sadly missed by his parents John and Ann, his three daughters and six siblings.

A gofundme page was created by friend Joe Doran to help Mr Walsh's family repatriate his remains.

So far AUS$16,550 of AUS$50,000 (€11,991 of €36,227)  has been raised.

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