Tributes paid to Civil Defence volunteer who died following collision

Date Published : September 14th, 2021    Published By : admin

Family, friends and colleagues of a Wexford Civil Defence volunteer are trying to come to terms with the shocking news which gripped the Gorey community.

Twenty-two-year-old Finlay Power, from Annagh, Holyfort was seriously injured in a road traffic collision which occurred in County Louth on Saturday. The crash involved a car and Mr. Power’s motorcycle on the N2 at Edmondstown.

Sadly, he died as a result of his injuries.

Finlay was a member of Wexford Civil Defence and served with the Gorey unit for the past two years.

People have extended their condolences to the Power family and have paid tribute to Finlay. One member posted on Facebook and described him as “the sort of lad who was always eager, and he’d help us in any way that he could as a volunteer. He is very popular in all circles and everyone would describe him as a gentleman.”

Finaly was pivotal in his school and in achieving an amber award for mental health.

The late Finlay Power. Rest in Peace

His former school Principal, Linda Dunne said that, “during his time at Coláiste Bhride, Finlay was a reliable, hard-working young man who always got things done and was willing to help out. He was pivotal in the school achieving an amber award for mental health. Finlay would have been instrumental in that and was very generous with his time and you don’t get very many young people who are like that with volunteerism,” she said.

Gardaí are investigating the incident and are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the collision to come forward. Any road users who were travelling on the N2 in the townland of Edmonstown, Louth, on Saturday evening September 11th between 8 pm and 8.30pm and who may have camera footage (including dash cam) are asked to contact gardaí.

Our sincere condolences to Finlay’s family, friends and his volunteer members in Gorey and Wexford Civil Defence.

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