Limerick man killed in violent Kildare assault to be laid to rest

Dylan McCarthy, (29), was fatally attacked while celebrating the birth of a baby with family and friends at a pub in Monasterevin, last Sunday.
Limerick man killed in violent Kildare assault to be laid to rest

David Raleigh

A Limerick man killed in a “vile” assault in Co Kildare last weekend is to be laid to rest in his native Kilmallock, this Sunday.

Dylan McCarthy, (29), was fatally attacked while celebrating the birth of a baby with family and friends at a pub in Monasterevin, last Sunday.

Survived by his heart-broken parents Eamonn and Marita, his partner Aoife Talty, sister Orla, Mr McCarthy’s remains will repose on Saturday from 5pm at Daffy’s Funeral Home, Kilmallock, Co Limerick, followed by evening prayers at 7.30pm.

Hs removal will take place on Sunday afternoon for 4pm mass at St Peter and Paul’s Church, Kilmallock, followed by burial at Dromin Cemetery.

Mr McCarthy travelled from Kilmallock to Kildare with family members for a baby birth celebration and sustained serious head injuries and died after a dispute arose around midnight at a pub on Dublin Street, Monastervevin.

Assault

Mr McCarthy passed away last Monday at Tallaght University Hospital and his father Eamonn was being treated in hospital for non-life threatening injuries which he sustained in the incident.

Heaving harvested CCTV footage from security cameras in the pub and surrounding area, Gardai have identified five suspects from the Kildare area, but no arrests have yet been made.

Fr Chris O’Donnell, Kilmallock PP, said the locality was under a “cloud of awful sadness”.

Mr McCarthy had lined out for Kilmallock GAA Club which paid tribute to him as an “absolute gentleman”.

“It is with the heaviest of hearts that we at Kilmallock GAA pass on our heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends of Dylan McCarthy. Dylan played underage hurling and football, and U21 and Junior hurling, he was a huge addition to any team and a real team player always,” stated the club.

In an online book of condolences, a “Monasterevin family” wrote: “Deepest sympathies to Dylan’s mam, dad, sister & extended family on the sad and very tragic passing of Dylan..Ashamed and angry that something so unnecessary & vile has happened in our town.”

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