17 Aug 2022

Man who died in Portarlington accident named

Community in Walsh Island in mourning following tragedy

Man who died in Portarlington accident named

The community of Walsh Island in Offaly is in mourning today following the death of a man in a workplace accident in Portarlington yesterday.

Jim Duffy from Walsh Island was tragically killed when he fell from a wall on the Ballymorris Road in Portarlington.

Mr Duffy, who was in his 50s, was married with a family of three. He was a very well known an well liked member of the community in Walsh Island and was heavily involved in Walsh Island GAA Club. 

The Health and Safety Authority are investigating the incident.

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