Touching tributes paid to Conor Farrell at the Ardee man's funeral

Conor lost his life in a fatal road traffic collision last Saturday night

Tia Clarke

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A fleet of the campervans parked outside The Church of the Nativity of Our Lady Ardee.

The funeral of Conor Farrell, the 32-year-old Ardee man who was the victim of a single vehicle fatal road crash last Saturday night, took place in Ardee this morning.

Touching tributes were paid to the Mountrush man who was a VW campervan enthusiast – a fleet of the campervans parked outside The Church of the Nativity of Our Lady Ardee. The vans were organised by  Eirecooled and Type 2 Ireland. 

Conor, who is a past pupil of Dundalk Grammar School, lost his life when the car he was driving struck a pole south of Ardee on the main N2 road at around 1am on Saturday. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The organisers of Vantastival, the VW campervan-friendly music festival which takes place in Beaulieu House each June posted a touching tribute to Mr Farrell on their Facebook page. 

They said: "It is with great sorrow that we pass on the news that our good friend and sometimes Vantastival crew member Conor “Skinny” Farrell passed away tragically following a car accident in the early hours of Saturday morning. Skinny was known to a lot of our Vantastival patrons and his family has asked us to share the news and arrangements so all his friends have a chance to say goodbye.

"Skinny was one in a million, a pure gentleman who made friends wherever he went. We are absolutely devastated to have lost him so young and our thoughts and prayers are with his beautiful partner and all his family. RIP Skinny, you will leave a big hole in a lot of people’s lives."