The village of Ardcroney outside Nenagh was in mourning this week following the tragic death of a young man who died in a car crash.
Conor Slevin, who was in his 30s, died after his vehicle left the road at around 2am on Saturday morning and crashed into a fence.
This week, hundreds of floral tributes were left at the scene in memory of a man who was well liked in the village.
“He was a very popular person in the village,” said local councillor Ger Darcy, a neighbour of the Slevin family.
“The village is giving the family all the support it can at this time,” said Cllr Darcy. “We are all in shock at the death of such a young person.”
He said that Conor was “born and reared” in Ardcroney and had attended the local national school.
The late Mr Slevin had worked until recently in Careys Glass in Nenagh and part-time in Phillys Bar, Silver Street.
Conor was the youngest brother out of a family of four boys and three girls born to Nancy and Tony Slevin.
One of his brothers, Damien, drives a truck for the company owned by Johnny Maher in Borrisoleigh, father of All-Ireland winning captain Brendan.
Cllr Darcy said that Conor Slevin was “handy” at soccer and played for the local team, Ardcroney FC, up to a number of years ago. “He was quite skillful.”
The club called off its home match last Sunday against Moneygall in the Division 1 league as a mark of respect to the late Mr Slevin and his family.
The Slevin family would be well known in the Ardcroney and Nenagh area, as his two younger sisters work in the O2 shop on Pearse Street, Nenagh, and his older sister works for Revenue.
Mr Slevin is survived by his parents, Tony and Nancy; brothers Paul, Damian, Adrian and Mark; sisters Ann, Ashling and Lorna; girlfriend Jennifer; aunts and uncles, grandaunt Mary; brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces, cousins, neighbours, relatives and his many friends.
His funeral was due to take place this Wednesday, September 14, in St Flannan's Church, Ardcroney, at 11am, with burial in Ardcroney New Cemetery.
Meanwhile, the Gardai in Nenagh are appealing for anybody who may have witnessed the tragic accident or who may have any information on it to contact them at 067-50450, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800-666111 or any Garda station.
The N52 was closed for a period of time following the crash to allow for a Garda examination of the scene.