THE elderly man who died in a single vehicle crash near Dunmanway on Saturday morning has been named locally as Tadhg Moynihan.
Mr Moynihan, who was in his 70s, and from Inchigeela, was a regular mass goer and was described by the local parish priest Fr Anthony O’Mahony as a hard-working, honest man.
“He was a very nice man, he was a regular at mass. He was here every Sunday. We prayed for him in mass yesterday.”
Mr Moynihan was described by another local Inchigeela man as being a “true gentleman” and “one of the last of his kind.”
Tadhg’s family, who also live locally, are awaiting the news of the postmortem, which is being carried out today, to find out exactly what happened in the crash.
Clonakilty gardaí are appealing for witnesses of the crash that occurred around 11 am on Saturday.
The 4x4 vehicle Mr Moynihan was driving, left the road and struck a ditch on the R585 at Shanlaragh near Dunmanway.
Mr Moynihan, who was the only person in the car at the time, was pronounced dead at the scene and his body taken to the mortuary at Cork University Hospital.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Clonakilty Garda Station 023-8821570 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.