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There was evidence of smoke damage to the accommodation where Mr Molloy was living (Stock picture)

There was evidence of smoke damage to the accommodation where Mr Molloy was living (Stock picture)

There was evidence of smoke damage to the accommodation where Mr Molloy was living (Stock picture)

A man found dead in a house in east Mayo at the weekend is believed to have been the victim of a small house fire.

The body of the victim, David Molloy (52), who lived at St Gerard's Crescent, Ballyhaunis, was found by neighbours who became worried because they had not seen him for a number of days.

There was evidence of smoke damage to the accommodation where Mr Molloy was living.

It is understood that Mr Molloy was single and lived on his own at the property.

A post-mortem has been conducted at Mayo University Hospital.

An online death notice for Mr Molloy read: "Deeply mourned by his loving parents Liam and Winnie, brother Billy, sisters Christine and Michelle, his uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. May he rest in peace."

Mr Molloy will be laid to rest today in his native Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon, following Mass in St Nathy's Cathedral at 11am followed by interment in Kilcolman Cemetery.

Irish Independent