Man killed in glider crash in Co Clare named as family paying tribute to ‘loving father’

Tributes were paid to a Co Clare man who tragically died after the microlight he was piloting crashed.

Originally from the Miltown Malbay area of ​​west Clare, Ichael Flynn was said to have worked as a farmer and plumber.

The father of two was in his 60s and an active member of the local community who have been in shock since news of his death on Sunday night.

The circumstances of the tragedy are still unclear, but it is understood that the incident happened around 4:45 p.m. in a field on Ballard Road about 1 km from Miltown Malbay.

Paramedics from the National Ambulance Service, Clare County Fire and Rescue Service units from Ennistymon Station and Gardaí rushed to the scene.

The Emergency Aeromedical Service (EAS) air ambulance from Athlone was also tasked with the incident.

Mr Flynn was pronounced dead at the scene.

Local Fianna Fáil councilor Shane Talty said the community had gathered around Mr Flynn’s family and friends.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and neighbors at this time and the community will do everything possible to support them through this phase,” he added.

Mr Flynn will rest tomorrow evening, Wednesday, from 5pm at St Joseph’s Church, Miltown Malbay, with prayers at 7.30pm.

His funeral service will be held at St. Joseph’s Church on Thursday noon, followed by burial in Ballard Cemetery.

A statement on reads: “Michael Flynn, Kilcorcoran, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare, following a tragic accident. Beloved husband of Helen and loving father of Aoife and Oisín. Deeply regretted by his loving wife and children, brother Joe, sisters Carmel, Helen and Bernie, brother-in-law Dan, sister-in-law Bernie, niece Amy, nephew Ian, relatives, neighbors and friends.”

A condolence message on says Mr Flynn was “always there to help in an emergency”.

Another message said: “Michael has maintained a great friendship with our mother over the years, which has kept him connected to his own parents. A gentleman who was always on hand to promptly resolve any plumbing issues that arose along with a sense of humour.”

Meanwhile, the Kilmurry Ibrickane Parish website also described Mr Flynn as a “gentleman” in a social media post.

“My heartfelt condolences to the family, relatives and friends of Michael at this sad time… Rest in peace to a lovely gentleman,” it said. Man killed in glider crash in Co Clare named as family paying tribute to ‘loving father’

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