Man named locally following tragic Tipperary farming accident

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Man named locally following tragic Tipperary farming accident

Pictured Saint Michael's Catholic Church, Aglish. Inset Declan Gohery

The 47 year old man killed in Thursday mornings farm tragedy in North Tipperary has been named locally as Declan Gohery.

Mr Gohery, a native of Aglish near Borrisokane, was fatally injured while working on a farm close to his home in North Tipperary on Thursday morning.

The father of one was carrying out work on a pig farm when he was fatally injured after a tree fell on top of the digger he was operating.

Local councillor Michael O'Meara told the Tipperary Star that the entire community of Aglish and Borrisokane have been left in shock following the "freak accident."

"On behalf of the entire Lower Ormond community I wish to extend my deepest sympathies to Declan's family. He was a quiet, hardworking man who had worked in the construction trade and with machinery all his life," he said.

"I saw the emergency services passing on their way to the farm on Thursday morning and I immediately knew something very serious had happened. It has been an awful shock for everyone in the area."

"Declan is from a very well respected family and would have many family members still living locally including his mother Frances. I've no doubt that the community will rally around the family in their time of need," he added. 

Gardaí in Borrisokane were called to an incident at approximately 8.30am on Thursday morning, September 27th, to a farm in Rathcabbin, Borrisokane. The victim, a 47 year old man, was fatally injured while working on a digger.

The Health and Safety Authority is currently investigating the incident.

Mr Gohery is survived by his loving wife Kathleen, cherished daughter Kayleigh, mother Frances, brothers Kevin, P.J, John and Barry and his cousin Ronnie Daffy, aunts, uncles, mother-in-law, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends.

His funeral will take place this Sunday where he will repose at this home at 30 Tower Hill, Borrisokane from 4pm to 8pm. Remains arriving to St. Michael the Archangel Church, Aglish on Monday for Requiem Mass at 11 o'c followed by burial in Aglish Graveyard.