Funeral details announced for tragic teenager Tadhg Murphy, 19, who died in horror river car crash in Co Cork

NINETEEN-year-old Tadhg Murphy who died in a tragic single car crash in Co Cork will be laid to rest on Friday.

Tadhg and another passenger of the car died after it hit a wall and plunged into a fast flowing river early Monday morning.

 19-year-old Tadhg Murphy


19-year-old Tadhg MurphyCredit:
 MIchael Bowen, 40, who lost his life in the crash
MIchael Bowen, 40, who lost his life in the crash

Tadhg Murphy, 19, from Glengarriff and Michael Bowen, 40 from Ahakista were the two victims of the horror crash in which two other passengers survived.

A back seat passenger managed to escape the car out a broken rear window and pulled another passenger out to safety where he was revived by the first passenger. The young man then raised the alarm and contacted emergency services.

Both men survived with the revived passenger receiving medical treatment for traumatic injuries at Cork University Hospital.

Tadhg will be laid to rest on Friday in his local cemetery of Glengarriff. His funeral mass will take place at approximately 11am in the Sacred Heart Church, Glengarriff.


Tadhg’s death notice on reads: “MURPHY (Bocarnagh and Harbour View (Golf Links), Glengarriff): On August 3, 2020, unexpectedly in Glengarriff, TADHG.

“Sadly missed and deeply mourned by his loving parents Teresa (née Harrington) and Patrick, his sister Tracey, his aunts, uncles, cousins, Teresa’s partner Mike, kind neighbours, his work colleagues and a wide circle of friends.

“Tadhg’s funeral will take place in accordance with current HSE guidelines.

“Funeral cortege will leave Harbour View on Friday, August 7, at 11am approx. arriving at Sacred Heart Church, Glengarriff, for his Requiem Mass followed by burial in the local cemetery.”

The notice asks for: “Family flowers only. Donations in lieu if desired to the West Cork Rapid Response.”

Local Independent TD Michael Collins said: “The whole area is numb with shock and people are trying to come to terms with the deaths of both men.

“My deepest sympathy goes out to both the Bowen and Murphy families. It is so sad to lose two young men from our community and our prayers are with their families.”

Cork, Ireland – The Sun