Local community in shock as teenager dies following quad bike accident
THE community of Castlemaine has rallied around the grief-stricken family of 13-year-old Ryan Nagle following his tragic death on Monday after a quad-bike accident last week.
His death has rocked the close-knit community in Co Kerry, where Ryan and his family are well-known and well-liked.
Ryan was the son of Brian and Irene Nagle, from the Ballygamboon area of Castlemaine.
Tributes have been pouring in for the teen, who was described as a wonderful young boy who had ‘touched many hearts’ in the local community.
Friends and family described him as a character who achieved a huge amount in his tragically short life.
The principal of Killorglin Community College Donal O’Reilly led tributes on Tuesday to the first-year student.
Ryan was formerly a pupil of Firies National School and had almost completed his first year at Killorglin Community College.
“This is a terrible tragedy for his family, our school and our community. We are deeply saddened at these events, and our thoughts and sympathies are with the Nagle family and friends at this time,” Mr O’Reilly said.