The Irishman, who died in New York, was on account of come house this weekend
An Irishman who tragically died in New York was honored.
Ciaran O’Boyle, 22, of Clonguish, Co Longford, was found unconscious in the Gates Area of Brooklyn on Tuesday evening.
NYPD officials responded to an emergency call around 11:40 p.m. U. S. time after it was discovered that Ciaran had stopped responding.
The police believe that he fell from “heights” and that his death does not appear to be a criminal element.
He was pronounced dead at Woodhull Hospital and police say a medical examiner will determine the cause of death.
Ciaran had spent the summer in Canada on a vacation visa and traveled to New York with friends.
His parents, Paddy and Jacinta, are said to be making plans to travel to New York. Ciaran had three siblings, brothers Kevin and Patrick and sister Rachel.
The University College Dublin computer science student was due to graduate this year after completing his four-year degree.
With an aptitude for mathematics and science, he was trained in computer programming and software development.
He was a former student of St. Mel’s College, Longford, where he received a Prefectural Award in his senior year for his contribution to the school.
Ciaran was also a GAA player at Clonguish, having played for the club in the past with his brothers, who have both competed at the minor and senior levels.
Clonguish GAA expressed its “deepest and most heartfelt condolences” to the O’Boyle family for this “tragic and premature loss” and said their thoughts and prayers were with them during this difficult time.
Longford GAA’s New York office also offered its condolences, saying, “The Club wishes to offer its deepest condolences and condolences to the family of Ciaran O’Boyle of Clonguish after his sudden and tragic death here in New York. May he rest Peace.”
Longford County Council’s Cathaoirleach offered condolences to Ciaran’s family and friends.
“Unfortunately, this tragic accident happened [in New York] before coming home to his family on the weekend.
“We want to express our deepest condolences to you at this very tragic moment in this time of your life,” he said.
Longford City Councilor PJ Reilly also expressed its condolences to the family.
“This is a very sad tragedy, it is very sad for his family.
“Our thoughts go to the family who received the bad news that their son had a serious accident and was killed in New York.
“It’s so very sad that [the death of] a young man of that age performed, “he said.
New York police say their investigation is still ongoing.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is aware of the case and is providing consular assistance.