Tuesday 20 February 2018

Second man from small town dies in tragic fall

TRAGIC groom-to-be Pauric Kiernan is the second man from a small Co Cavan town to die after falling down stairs in the space of five weeks.

Mr Kiernan (33), pictured, died last Friday night after remaining in intensive care for five days following an accident on a night out.

Gary Martin (27) died in similar circumstances in June after he fell down stairs while on a stag night in the UK.

The deaths of the two men has rocked the small town of Carrickaboy, situated about 9km from Cavan town.

Mr Kiernan had been living in London and returned home to attend Cavan's match against Fermanagh and also to make preparations for his wedding, which was to take place in four weeks' time.

Mr Kiernan and Mr Martin knew each other from being members of the same GAA club.

Irish Independent

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