Kilronan Mountain Arigna Ballyfarnon

Man dies following landslide on Kilronan Mountain

Kilronan Mountain Arigna Ballyfarnon

Updated at 6pm. The deceased has been named as 37 year old Carrickmacross native Patrick McCaffrey.

A man was killed overnight following a landslide on Kilronan Mountain, on the Roscommon-Sligo Border near Ballyfarnan.

It is believed the man and his colleague were working on the site of a Wind Farm in the Derrysallagh
area of Kilronan Mountain when there was slippage of land at around 6:30pm yesterday evening. A search and rescue operation was hampered by foggy weather in the area. The man’s body was recovered at approximately 2:30am but he was pronounced dead at the scene. His body was taken to Sligo University Hospital for a postmortem.

Gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority are investigating the incident.