Farm Ireland

Sunday 18 February 2018

Tributes to hardware store owner killed in farm tragedy

Mick Lambert who died in an accident at his farm in Ardnaboy, Hacketstown on Saturday evening.
Mick Lambert who died in an accident at his farm in Ardnaboy, Hacketstown on Saturday evening.

Grainne Loughran

A businessman who died in a farming accident has been remembered as someone who was "always smiling".

The victim of Ireland's latest farm death was named locally as Mick Lambert, from Ardnaboy, Co Carlow.

Tragedy: Mick Lambert
Tragedy: Mick Lambert

Gardaí attended the scene at his home at Ardnaboy, Hacketstown, just after 4pm on Saturday following the incident.

Mr Lambert is believed to have been injured working in a trench on his land when the sides caved in on top of him.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

He is survived by his wife Catherine, with whom he ran Lambert's Hardware shop in Hacketstown, as well as five brothers and five sisters. He was also pre-deceased by one brother and two sisters.

The popular store owner received tributes online from family members and a number of local groups.

His nephew Eoin Brady described him as "a man that was always smiling, laughing or joking" who will be "sadly missed".

Mick was well known in local GAA circles, his club Kiltegan GAA Club posted a tribute on their Facebook page.

It read: "Every tradesman, farmer and person who has done DIY across most of Carlow and Wicklow will have come across Mick.

"He was a true gentleman and always enjoyed the haggle. He'll be missed."

Rathdangan Community Council said: "He certainly will always be remembered as a thorough gentleman and we would like to express our sincere condolences to his family and friends at this time on their very sad loss."

A post-mortem examination is due to take place on his body and the Health and Safety Authority and gardaí are investigating. His wife Catherine is being comforted by family and friends. Funeral arrangements had not been finalised last night.

Irish Independent