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Wicklow man (67) dies tragically on road near Barndarrig

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The scene of Saturday's tragic incident at a flyover near Barndarrig.

The scene of Saturday's tragic incident at a flyover near Barndarrig.

The scene of Saturday's tragic incident at a flyover near Barndarrig.

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A 67-year-old male who died tragically at an incident at Barndarrig on Saturday has been named as Declan ‘Dec’ Shannon of Ballyvaltron, Kilbride.

Gardaí received a reports of an incident at the flyover near Barndarrig at 11.45 a.m., between Jack Whites pub and The Beehive.

Wicklow, Arklow and Bray Gardaí all attended the scene, along with the Fire Services, an ambulance crew and Forensic Collision Investigators.

A section of the M11 southbound remained closed until 6.15 p.m., with traffic diverted at the junction at The Beehive to the old M11 and back on at Jack Whites.

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Mr Shannon was announced dead at the scene and his body was brought to Loughlinstown Hospital.

Mr Shannon was the beloved husband to Bernie Slattery and father to Fiona and Stephen. He was the son of the late Sean and Maeve Shannon of Sandyford in Dublin.

He is also dearly missed by siblings Maureen, Paul, Ray, Anne, David and Jean plus respective brothers, sisters and partners in law Mary, Anna, Shane and Debbie, Fiona’s husband Shane and Stephen’s partner Sarah, grandson Richie, step daughters Angie and Jenny plus respective husbands John and Marty, step grandchildren Lucie, Ivy, Jude, Reuben and Jonah, brothers in law Tommy, Liam, Pat and Paul plus respective wives Eileen, Anne, Helen and Susan, all nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

He will be reposing at McCrea’s Funeral Home in Wicklow town today, Wednesday, August 17, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and his removal takes place on Thursday morning to McCrea’s Cremation Chapel for a cremation service at 11 a.m.


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