Tributes to Irish backpacker (20) who was 'everyone's friend'
Published 16/08/2015 | 14:03
A young Irishman has died following a tragic incident in East Africa.
The 20-year-old victim, Govan Jolliffe-Byrne, who is from Dublin, is understood to have fallen after leaving a club in Tanzania yesterday.
The young man is believed to have been travelling with friends in East Africa when the incident took place.
A Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman said that consular assistance is being provided to the man’s family in Portmarnock.
Mr Jolliffe-Byrne studied at NUI Maynooth, and had worked at Portmarnock Sports and Leisure Club as a bartender.
He was described by his local GAA club as "a true legend".
In a tribute on Twitter this evening, the club said he was "always the soul of the party and everyone's friend".
The statement added: "You will never be forgotten".
More to follow.