Family remember young Carrick-on-Suir man ahead of anniversary of his death in traffic accident

Family remember young Carrick-on-Suir man ahead of anniversary of his death in traffic accident

The family of a young Carrick-on-Suir man killed tragically in a traffic accident, gathered at  a remembrance garden in his home housing estate last Saturday ahead of the 5th anniversary of his death. 

Craig Walsh, who came from Mountain View, Ballylynch, died in a single vehicle accident at Lower Ballylynch on Saturday, March 16 , 2013. The young hurling star with Carrick Swan GAA Club was just 23 years of age. 

His family also remembered the late Ciara Torpey,  who died in 2010. She was an aunt of Craig’s nephews, Charlie and Jack Walsh.  

Young Charlie and Jack carried photos of their uncle Craig and their aunt Ciara as the family read the plaques on the Ballylynch estate Remembrance Garden's memorial wall, which commemorates all the residents of Ballylynch who have died bewteen 1978 to the present day. 

Craig’s mother Tina Walsh spoke of the untimely death of her son and said all the family were still heartbroken. 

She spoke with great pride about the Remembrance Garden, which was officially opened last August and how the residents have space there to sit and contemplate. 

Local residents supported each other as they worked hard together on the Remembrance Garden and are proud of this fitting tribute dedicated to the memory of all past residents no longer with them. 

Seasonal flowers are in full bloom in the garden and will remain so throughout the years with local people and their children tending to the garden. 

Co. Council members are delighted with the Remembrance Garden and are happy to support and help out in any way in the future.