Tributes paid to Offaly student killed in tragic road accident

Justin Kelly


Justin Kelly


Tributes paid to Offaly student killed in tragic road accident

Tributes paid to Offaly student killed in tragic road accident

Tributes have been paid to the 18-year-old Offaly student killed in a tragic road accident outside Athlone IT on  Tuesday morning, September 11.

Jordan Murphy was commencing his second year in a business course at the college when he was struck by a car while walking near the campus. He was transferred to Tullamore Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The Tullamore native, who worked in the Brewery Tap pub, was a popular young man, and tributes have flooded in from across the country.

The AIT Students' Union led those tributes and announced a special mass at the college in the Earl of Ross at 1pm on Wednesday afternoon.

Daire Foley wrote, "Rest easy Jordan, one of the happiest people I’ve ever known, always trying to make everyone else smile, a gentleman in every way." 

PJ Molloy added, "Rest in peace Jordan Murphy, you always had a chat with me in the Brewery Tap. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends."

The Offaly Rose Centre said, "the Offaly Rose Centre team along with current Offaly Rose Katie Kehoe wish to extend our deepest condolences to the family, girlfriend and friends of Jordan Murphy. Rest in God's hands."

Adam Tahraoui paid a heartfelt tribute to Jordan. "I’ve met a handful of people in my life who always had a smile on their face and Jordan you had the biggest smile of them all, you made going into The Brewery Tap a pleasure, going out of your way to drop pints to the table," he said.

"It’s a testament to your positive energy and larger than life personality that I’m sitting here drinking a pint in the Tap crying in your memory," Adam wrote on Tuesday evening. 

The Irish Pipe Band Association wrote, "It is with great sadness that the pipe band world has been made aware of the passing of Jordan Murphy. Jordan was a much-loved member of the St Colmcille Pipe Band from Tullamore. Our condolences to his family, friends and band members."

Funeral Details

Reposing at O'Reilly's Funeral Home, Harbour Street, Tullamore on Thursday from 4pm until Rosary that night at 8pm. Funeral Mass on Friday morning at 10am in the Church of the Assumption, Tullamore. Burial after Mass in Clonminch Cemetery, Tullamore.