Tributes paid to popular dad-of-four after tragic farm death in Co Armagh

By Lauren Harte

Tributes have been pouring in for a popular dad-of-four who has died after a farm accident last weekend.

Seamus Conroy passed away in hospital on Wednesday morning after the incident at his farm on the Tassagh Road outside Keady in Co Armagh on Saturday.

Ambulance services were rushed to the scene and Mr Conroy was airlifted to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast, Belfast Live reports.

It is believed that he may have been mixing slurry at the time of the incident.

The PSNI confirmed he later died in hospital and said his death is not being treated as suspicious.

The Health and Safety Executive has also been informed.

In a social media post, his former club Granemore GFC described him as “a valued member of the community”.

“Seamus was a highly respected man in Granemore and the wider community. A member of Granemore GFC from a young age, Seamus played football for Granemore up to senior level and later supported the club in every endeavour the club pursued.”

They added: “A valued member of the community he was always available to offer up his services, helping out with large developments that were taking place around the club."

Sinn Fein MLA Cathal Boylan expressed his condolences to the family and friends of Mr Conroy, saying his death had “shocked” the Keady and Granemore communities.

Mr Conroy is survived by his wife Liz, children Ursula, Clare, Lisa and Patrick, mother Teresa, grandchildren Maeve and Feilim, brothers Malachy, Michael and Brian, sisters Rosemary and Breege, son-in-law Darren, nieces, nephews and the wider family circle.

His funeral mass will take place on Saturday at St Mary's Church in Granemore at 12 noon with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

The family have requested donations in lieu of flowers to Air Ambulance NI c/o any family member.


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