Posts Tagged ‘ Blessington ’

Gardai Investigate Fatal Road Crash


Gardaí at Blessington are investigating a fatal road traffic collision which occurred at Crosscool Harbour (N81), Blessington, Co Wicklow at approximately 6.35pm yesterday evening.

A car and a motorcycle were in collision at the above location.  A 28 year old male motorcyclist was seriously injured and was removed to Naas General Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.  No other person was injured. Continue reading


Body of Tragic Garda Recovered

A body has been discovered close to the spot in Wicklow where a heroic Garda went missing yesterday.

Off duty Garda Ciaran Jones was trying to steer motorists away from a dangerous bridge at Ballysmuttan near Blessington when he came into difficulty.

A search of the River Liffey was carried out throughout the night and his body was located this morning. The discovery was made at Ballyward bridge close to his hometown of Manor Kilbride.

Garda Ciaran Jones was a member of the force for four years and was based in Stepaside, Dublin. His family were among 6o people holding a vigil at the spot last night while the search was carried out.  

Ciaran Jones was a prominent GAA player with Kilbride and was also part of Mick O`Dwyer`s Wicklow senior football squad over the past four years.

Although Kilbride is not a senior team, Ciaran’s outstanding play as a forward had impressed the county selectors and he was considered one of the top scorers in the county. 

In a separate incident a body of a woman has been pulled from a flooded basement on Parnell Road in Dublin.

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