Mayo cyclist killed at the weekend is name

Garda 3A cyclist killed at the weekend in Mayo has been named in local media as 47-year-old Jarlath Kelly.

He was killed in a collision between his bicycle and a car on Saturday May 17, at 11.45am on the Ballaghadreen Road, Classaghroe. Described as about a mile outside the town of Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo.

Gardai in Swinford are seeking witnesses to the collision. Swinford Garda Station can be contacted at 094-9252990.

The Mayo News reports that the accident occurred close to a bend on the road and that cars were approaching the death man from both directions. The newspaper says that it is understood that a motorist traveling in the same direction as the cyclist was in the collision.

The motorist driving the car, a man in his 20s, was taken to hospital for minor injuries.

Cian Ginty
I am editor of and have reported on and commented on cycling in Ireland for over a decade. My background is in journalism -- I have a BA in Journalism from DCU and HDip in Print Journalism from BCFE. I wrote about cycling for national newspapers, and then started for overflow stories. Later the website was re-branded to reflect a more national focus.


  1. […] Share Gardai brought a prosecution against a man for hitting a cyclist with his car last July, but Judge Geoffrey Browne let the motorist go conviction free, explaining that it “could have happened to any of us”. The Western People newspaper (behind paywall) quotes the judge as making the remarks when he was justifying his use of the Probation Act, which allows the motorist to escape conviction free. The court report did not mention if a fine was issued or if points were applied to the driver’s licence. While driving out from a side road, the motorist hit a cyclist outside  Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon. The driver’s solicitor said that he did not see the cyclist before pulling out of a side road and “clipping” his bicycle and knocking the cyclist over. There was no mention of visibility issues and it was described as a  bright day. The driver admitted responsibility at the scene, was insured and offered to buy the cyclist a new bicycle. Meanwhile, the cyclist killed at the weekend outside a neighbouring town was named as 47-year-old Jarlath Kelly. He was killed in a collision between his bicycle and a car on the road to Ballaghaderreen outside Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo. MORE: Mayo cyclist killed at the weekend is name […]

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