Funeral arrangements for young Roscommon man who died in traffic collision

The funeral arrangements have been announced for Ian Conlon, the young Roscommon man that tragically lost his life following a single-vehicle traffic collision outside Roscommon Town in the early hours of Sunday morning last.

Ian will be reposing at his home in Slieve (F42 N928) on Wednesday evening from 4 pm until 7 pm (For those attending the family home, you are kindly asked to follow the one way system approaching the house from Oran Well on road L6670 and departing by Clooneycolgan Church – with parking available at the bridge). House private outside of reposing times please. Removal on Thursday morning arriving to the St Patrick’s Church, Clooneycolgan for Mass of the Resurrection at 12 o’c Burial afterwards in Oran Cemetery.

The death of Ian Conlon, who was in his early 20s, has numbed the community and led to an outpouring of support and sympathy for his family.

Gardaí said they were alerted to a single-vehicle road traffic collision at Scrine Hill at approximately 2.50 am on Sunday, October 8th in which Mr. Conlon was fatally injured.

In a statement posted on social media, Oran GAA Club expressed deep shock and sadness on hearing of the death of the local man.

The club described the deceased as “a likeable and friendly young man who was well known around the parish” and someone who was extremely helpful to others.

“As a player, Ian played at all levels for Oran, winning a county minor title in 2015 and also lining out for our juniors in the 2018 final”.

The statement continued: “Ian was an obliging neighbour…he would help a person without hesitation. He was particularly generous with his time to younger kids showing them different farming skills and methods.

“Although Ian has gone too soon, he will be fondly remembered as the friendly young man who always made time to talk to young and old alike. The club would like to express its deepest sympathies to his parents Martin and Nuala, his siblings Chloe, Damien and Niall, and the whole Conlon family, as well as his friends and neighbours”.

Oran Hurling Club also offered its condolences to the Conlon family on the passing of Ian, a former underage and junior hurler with the club.

Cllr. Emer Kelly said everybody in the locality is in shock at news of Ian’s tragic death. Stating that her thoughts go out to the Conlon family at this difficult time, Cllr. Kelly extended her sincere condolences to Ian’s family and friends on their great loss.

The late Ian Conlon is mourned by his parents Nuala and Martin, sister Chloe, brothers Damien and Niall, further relatives and many friends. May he rest in peace.

*Gardaí have appealed to anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact them. Any road users who were travelling in the area in the early hours of Sunday morning between 2.30 am and 3 am, and who may have camera footage (including dash-cam), is asked to contact Roscommon Garda Station on 090 663 8300, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.