Doneraile man dies while on training exercise in Wales

The funeral of a Doneraile man who died in an accident during a training exercise in Snowdonia, Wales, will take place on Saturday. Kevin Hallahan (43), was a native of Oliver Plunkett Place and an Irish mountain rescue climber.

He lost his life on Saturday morning, September 30 during a team training event on the Crib Goch route in Snowdonia, in northern Wales. The father-of-three, who was living in Nass in County Kildare, was a member of the Dublin and Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team.

The organisation described Kevin as ‘a skilled and experienced mountaineer who selflessly applied his knowledge to help those in need’. They said he ‘could be relied upon to complete any task efficiently and safely, always looking out for his teammates.

He was a man who cared for those around him, supporting and mentoring, with a kind word and his friendly smile’.

Kevin is survived by his wife Catherine, children Katie, Leah and Emily, parents Marie and Anthony, sister Pamela and brother Tony to whom we extend our deepest sympathy.

Reposing at his home on this Friday from 3pm with prayers at 7pm, removal will take place on Saturday morning to the Church of Our Lady and St David, Sallins Road, Naas for Mass at 10am, followed by cremation at Newlands Cross Crematorium.