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Colum Callinan laid to rest

A SLOW-moving and ever-lengthening queue filled Kilmihil village on Sunday evening, as people travelled from all over Clare to pay their respects to the late Colum Callinan. The 23-year-old passed away at Cork University Hospital last Thursday, following a single vehicle accident on Sunday, March 15. The silence of those queuing outside O’Halloran’s Funeral Home was indicative of how shocked mourners were and this was reflected in the days before and since throughout Kilmihil. A very talented footballer and free taker, Colum represented Kilmihil with pride and gusto. He was also part of the Clare U-21 panel in 2013 and played football for LIT during his days there as a student. Kilmihil GAA field is no more than a free kick removed from the funeral home where Colum was laid out and as the March breeze cut through the village, the sight of the field in such proximity added to the poignancy of the evening. “Colum made an immense contribution …

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Accident victim dies in hospital

A 25-year-old Kilmihil man died in Cork University Hospital on Thursday night, four days after being injured in a road traffic accident. Colum Callinan was the sole occupant of the car in the single vehicle accident, which occurred on Sunday morning on the Kilmihil to Knockalough road. After being attended to at the scene by local emergency services, he was airlifted to hospital. A popular young man, his death has caused sadness among the local community. Garda investigations into the accident are ongoing and  anybody who can help can phone 065 9080550.

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