THE 77-YEAR-OLD man who died overnight following a car crash on the Old Dublin Road yesterday has been named locally as Richard Hourigan-Powell.
Originally from Ahane, the late Mr Hourigan-Powell lived and farmed at Annaholty Lodge, Birdhill.
He was travelling with his brother, Michael, when the accident occurred at Reilly’s Cross, situated on the Tipperary side of the Castleconnell roundabout.
The car was involved in a collision with a jeep driven by a 48-year-old male around 2.15pm.
Michael Hourigan remains in a critical but stable condition in the Mid-Western Regional Hospital. It is understood that the driver of the jeep has been released from hospital following treatment from his injuries and for shock.
The late Mr Hourigan-Powell comes from a very well respected family in the Ahane area, and there was shock and deep sadness when the news broke this morning.
“A fantastic farmer, family man and utter gentleman,” is how one local remembered him.
Reposing at Meehan’s funeral home Castleconnell this Saturday evening from 6pm with removal at 8pm to Castleconnell church. Requiem Mass on Sunday at 11.30am, burial afterwards in Stradbally cemetery, Castleconnell.
Mr Hourigan-Powell’s passing is deeply regretted by his loving wife Eleanor, son Michael, daughter Hariett (Carroll), daughter-in-law Marie (nee Halpin), son-in-law Paddy, beloved grandchildren Richard, Heather, Ellen and Abigail, brothers Michael and Dan, sisters Mary (Kelly) and Breda (Keating), brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and a wide circle of friends. May he rest in Peace.