Young Slane man who died in fishing accident to be laid to rest tomorrow

Cormac Wall passed away after getting into difficulty in water on Saturday

The funeral of a young man from Slane who tragically drown in a fishing accident near Drogheda at the weekend will take place tomorrow (Wednesday)

Cormac Wall (35) died after falling into the water at well known fishing spot Curley Hole on Saturday.

His body was recovered from the river near Townley Hall.

Gardai, Coast Guard units and the Boyne Fisherman’s Rescue and Recovery attended the scene after receiving reports that someone had gotten into difficulty in the water.

He was taken from the river and pronounced dead a short time later.

His body was removed and taken to the morgue at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital.

Cormac's funeral mass will take place at 11am on Wednesday in St Patrick's Church in Slane followed by burial afterwards in St Erc’s Cemetery.

A notice on reads:

“The death has occurred of Cormac Wall, tragically, at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda.

“Deeply regretted by his loving parents Nicholas and Jacinta, brothers Fiachra & Gearoid, sisters Valerie, Nikita, Janelle & Shareen, aunts, uncles, nephews, relatives and friends.

“Cormac will be reposing at his home on Tuesday in line with current government restrictions from 3pm until 8pm.

“Removal on Wednesday at 10.30am to arrive at St Patrick’s Church, Slane, for 11am funeral Mass. Burial afterwards in St Erc’s Cemetery.”

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