The community of Turloughmore was shocked and saddened as the news spread of the tragic death of a popular young man, Padraic O’Brien, on Sunday evening. There was much jubilation in the area after Turloughmore won their first round game of the senior hurling championship and everybody was generally in a good and positive mood in the middle of the bank holiday weekend.
However that disappeared as the news spread rapidly of the death of the well known 20 year old. Padraic had played underage hurling with Turloughmore and was a likeable and popular young man. The youngest son of Alice and the late Paddy O’Brien of Monard, Padraic worked with a well known company outside Athenry.
His untimely passing came just a week before the fourth anniversary of the untimely death of his father Paddy, a much loved person in the music scene around Galway and beyond, after a long battle with cancer. This week family, neighbours and friends rallied around the O’Brien family. Padraic’s remains will repose at Lackagh Mortuary Chapel this Wednesday evening from five, with removal at 7.30pm to the Church of Our Lady of Knock, Lackagh. Burial will take place alongside his father in Lackagh Cemetery after 11am Mass on Thursday.
Padraic is survived by his mother Alice, brothers James and John, sisters Laura, Noreen and Aisling and extended family.