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In memory: A celebration of Joe Deacy’s life near where the young man was found dead in Co Mayo in August 2017. Photo: Keith Heneghan

In memory: A celebration of Joe Deacy’s life near where the young man was found dead in Co Mayo in August 2017. Photo: Keith Heneghan

Last picture: Joe Deacy was on holidays when he died

Last picture: Joe Deacy was on holidays when he died

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In memory: A celebration of Joe Deacy’s life near where the young man was found dead in Co Mayo in August 2017. Photo: Keith Heneghan

'It's like a nightmare I can't wake up from," Adrian Deacy says softly. "We were extremely close. I could just look at him and know exactly what he was thinking.

"Even by the way he would set his mouth or his eyes."

It is almost three years since Adrian lost his only son Joe in the most tragic, brutal and mysterious circumstances.