Tributes to Roscommon cattle dealer who died in accident at Loughrea Mart

There was widespread shock and sadness throughout the region at news of the tragic death in an accident at Loughrea Mart of a well-known Roscommon cattle dealer.

Michael (‘Mike’) McLoughlin of Coolegarry, Curraghboy, Athlone, Co. Roscommon died early on Sunday from injuries sustained in a freak accident at Loughrea Mart on Saturday afternoon. It is understood that Mr McLoughlin, who was in his 60s, was injured when a bullock jumped out of the sales ring.

The injured man was taken to University Hospital Galway, where he was later pronounced dead.

Cllr. Laurence Fallon described the deceased as “a true gentleman” who was very well known in the wider farming community. Cllr. Tony Ward said that the community was in deep shock at the tragic death of a “likeable, obliging, decent and honest man”.

Gardaí immediately launched an investigation. The HSA (Health Safety Authority) is also investigating.

The deceased is mourned by his twin brother John, sisters Mary, Anne, Bernie and Carmel, further relatives and many friends.

Michael will repose at his brother John’s home in Coolegarry (N37 VX64) on Wednesday evening (September 27th) from 3 pm until 7 pm.

Removal on Thursday morning (September 28th) to arrive at St Brigid’s Church, Curraghboy (N37 KV62) for Mass of the Resurrection at 11 am. Burial afterwards in Cam Cemetery