Genuine Jonny was a 'true gentleman'

By Esther Hayden

Published 14/01/2016 | 00:00

The late Jonathan Cahill
The late Jonathan Cahill
Road blocked at Kyle Cross on the N11 on Saturday morning due nto a fatal accident

Hundreds of mourners will pay their final respects to Jonathan (Jonny) Cahill this morning.

Twenty-six--year-old Jonny died in the early hours of Saturday morning when the car he was driving collided with a van at Garrycleary, Crossabeg near Kyle's Cross at around 4.25am. The driver of the van escaped with minor injuries

Jonny, a native of Bray, was living in Fisher's Row having moved here a number of years ago. The popular man worked as an IT administrator in Sam McCauley's office in Ardcavan and previously worked in Clearstream Technology in Enniscorthy.

A spokesperson for Sam McCauley's said he was very well-respected. 'He was such a friendly and genuine individual. His warm personality and approachable manner made him very popular amongst all his colleagues within our office and all our shops.

'He was a true gent and will be sadly missed by us all.'

Educated in the Presentation in Bray Jonny was the son of Yvonne and the late John Cahill. He was a keen motoring enthusiast and attended many car events including the Canonball Run and the Gerard Murphy Memorial Run.

His funeral Mass takes place today (Tuesday) at 12 noon in The Church of the Assumption, Bride Street with burial afterwards in St Ibar's Church, Crosstown.

He is survived by his heartbroken mother Yvonne, sisters Lydia and Martha, aunts, uncles, brother-in-law, nephews Calem and Eli, niece Emily, cousins, relatives and friends.

Two members of Wexford Fire Service also attended the crash. Gardai in Enniscorthy are appealing for witnesses to the crash to contact them on 053-9242580 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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