The mother of two died after falling ill while climbing the Galtymore Mountains charity in Tipperary


A case is being prepared for the Coroner’s Court following the death of 51-year-old mother-of-two Cora O’Grady, who fell ill while attending a ‘Climb with Charlie’ charity event in the Galtymore Mountains in Co Tipperary over the weekend.

s O’Grady was climbing Galtymore with her children Luke and Lily, aged 11 and 8 respectively, on Saturday when she fell ill.

Ms O’Grady, of Robert Street in Mitchelstown, Co Cork, was among a group that mounted Galtymore as part of hundreds of nationwide fundraisers for Pieta and the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association.

The events were organized to honor and support retired RTE broadcaster Charlie Bird who climbed Croagh Patrick in Mayo. Mr. Bird battles motor neuron disease.

Ms O’Grady was near the summit of 918-metre Galtymore around 1pm on Saturday when she became unwell. The Irish Community Air Ambulance was on site.

Ms O’Grady was assisted by paramedics who tried to revive her. Tragically, however, she was pronounced dead at the scene around 2pm and Gardai from Cahir were brought to the attention of the tragedy.

Ms O’Grady’s body was transported from the scene to Waterford University Hospital where an autopsy is to take place to determine the cause of death.

An inquest will be held at South Tipperary Coroner’s Court in due course.

A local in Mitchelstown said Cora’s death caused a deep sense of grief in the area.

“It is very sad news here, Cora was out early with a large group to climb Galtymore to raise money for a very good cause and for such a tragedy to happen is just shocking.” The mother of two died after falling ill while climbing the Galtymore Mountains charity in Tipperary

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