New Year road victim named

The first person to die on Irish roads this year has been named.

The first person to die on Irish roads this year has been named.

Patrick Gildea (39) from Glenties, lost his life when his jeep collided with a wall at Dooish between Ballybofey and Fintown just before 9am on New Year’s Day.

Mr Gildea, who was known locally as Packie, was understood to be returning from a friend’s house in Ballybofey when the collision occurred.

He will be laid to rest on Friday morning, followintg funeral Mass at 11am in St Connell’s Church, Glenties.

Read more in Thursday’s Donegal Democrat.

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