The pedestrian who died after being struck by a car in Strokestown last Thursday was a very well-known local man.
Paul O’Gara of Farnbeg, Strokestown, who was in his early 70s, was a retired schoolteacher and a popular member of the local community.
The tragic accident happened shortly before 8 pm on Thursday, 11th of October.
Gardai said the fatal road traffic collision happened on Bridge Street, Strokestown and “involved a car and a pedestrian”.
The pedestrian, Mr. O’Gara, was pronounced dead at the scene. The female driver of the vehicle was not injured.
The late Paul O’Gara, a native of Ballintubber, was widely known and respected. He was a teacher in Scoil Mhuire, Strokestown for over thirty years.
He is fondly remembered by former students and former teaching colleagues alike. A keen sportsman, he had a large circle of friends and his tragic death has devastated all who knew him.
The late Paul O’Gara is mourned by his wife Anne, daughters Sinead, Ciara, Áine and Aisling, brothers Mark and Ger, sisters Mary and Maggie, further relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.