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Friends' gig tribute to Louth man Ronan Mulroy who died in work accident in Warrenpoint

By Nevin Farrell

Friends of a man who tragically died whilst erecting lamp posts in a Co Down town have gone ahead with a pub gig as a tribute to him.

Ronan Mulroy, who was in his 30s and from near Monasterboice in Co Louth, was killed while working on a construction site at Church Street, Warrenpoint, on Friday. The Health and Safety Executive is investigating.

Ronan, son of the late Tom Mulroy, is survived by his mother Frances, sisters Colette, Saoirse, Janet and Michelle, and brothers Brian and Darren. His funeral service will take place on Wednesday in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Tenure.

Ronan was a regular at McPhail's pub in Drogheda and, on Saturday night, a band called The Mojos continued with their planned gig in his honour.

Friend Mark Montague wrote on Facebook: "Ronan loved the crack and enjoying himself so tonight we will remember the crack and we will sing and play our hearts out for Ronan Mulroy. We will shed our tears when the time comes but tonight we will celebrate the short but wonderful life of the great Ronan Mulroy. RIP in peace amigo."

Management of McPhail's Bar said on social media: "It is with regret that we say goodbye to our friend and customer, Ronan Mulroy ... taken from this world far too soon. We at McPhail's will always remember his warm smile. Mully would do anything for you and was always up for the crack. Rest in peace pal."

The Health and Safety Executive said of Ronan's death: "Inspectors from HSE NI attended the scene immediately and investigations into the incident are ongoing. Our sympathies and thoughts are with the bereaved family at this very difficult time."

SDLP South Down MP, Margaret Ritchie, said: "Warrenpoint has been deeply moved by this horrible incident where a young man out to earn his living has had his life tragically cut short."

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