Motorcyclist killed in County Limerick crash to be laid to rest

Norma Prendiville

Reporter:

Norma Prendiville

The man was pronounced dead at the scene while the other motorcyclist, a man in his 20s, was taken to University Hospital Limerick with non life threatening injuries

The man was pronounced dead at the scene while the other motorcyclist, a man in his 20s, was taken to University Hospital Limerick with non life threatening injuries

THE motorcyclist who died following a traffic accident on the N69 in County Limerick on Sunday has been named. 

Jeremiah (Jerry) Holly, who was in his 50s, was a native of Asdee, near Ballylongford, and was involved in a three-vehicle accident shortly after mid-day on Sunday

Two motorbikes and a car were involved in the collision which happened on the short stretch of road between Glin and Tarbert.

Mr Holly was pronounced dead at the scene while the other motorcyclist, a man in his 20s, was taken to University Hospital Limerick with non life threatening injuries. No injuries were sustained by the occupants of the car. 

The road was closed to traffic for some time following the accident as gardai examined the scene and appealed for witnesses to the accident. 

Mr Holly’s remains will repose this Wednesday at Lynch’s Funeral Home in Ballylongford before being removed to St Michael of the Archangel Church. His funeral mass will take place this Thursday at 11am, after which he will be buried at Lislaughtin Abbey. 

Mr Holly is mourned and survived by his fiancee Lavinia and her daughter Erika, by his parents Michael and Mary, brothers John, Michael, Raymond and Paudie, sisters Mary Ann and Johanna, by his nieces and nephew, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, other relatives, neighbours and friends. He is predeceased by his sister Máiread.