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A view of the scene at Ballynacally where the body of a man in his sixties was discovered on Saturday morning. Photograph by John Kelly.

Gardaí Investigating death of man in Ballynacally

Priest, Fr Tom O Dea, at right with Gardai at the scene at Ballynacally where the body of a man in his sixties was discovered on Saturday morning. Photograph by John Kelly.
Fr Tom O Dea, at right,with gardaí at the scene at Ballynacally where the body of  Mr McElroy was discovered on Saturday morning. Photograph by John Kelly.

GARDAÍ in Kilrush are  continuing their investigation following the discovery of a body in the West Clare village of Ballynacally on Saturday morning last.

The body of Mr Tony McElroy, aged 61, from Kilmaley, was found at approximately 9am close to the community centre.

Following a post mortem examination, gardaí are satisfied there was no foul play and are treating the matter as a sudden death.

An investigation into the wider movements of Mr McElroy leading up to his death is still underway in order to prepare a file for the county coroner.

A technical examination of the scene where his body was found in front of the community centre, behind the village playground, was carried out on Saturday.

Mans Body Found at Ballynacally It is understood Mr McElroy was socialising in Daly’s pub on Friday night, which is close to where his body was found.

His funeral took place on Tuesday in Kilmaley church, with burial afterwards at Mount Temple Cemetery, Kilmaley.

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