Tributes have been paid to Nurney man David Boland (34) who died following an incident in Athy on November 1 as his funeral details have been announced today by his family.
Mr Boland from Nurney was described by locals as a 'hard worker' and 'much loved father' following his sad passing last week.
Mr Boland received fatal stab wounds outside a property on Duke Street in Athy and the incident is believed to have occurred after a Halloween house party spilled onto the street at around 5.30am on Thursday, November 1.
Mr Boland's silver Audi car was taken from the scene and was crashed on the Stradbally Road just a short distance away. An attempt was made to burn out the vehicle and Kildare Fire Services attended the scene.
Gardaí sealed off areas around the premises where the assault occurred and where the vehicle was crashed, allowing for forensic teams to carry out analysis.
Mr Boland was rushed to Midlands Regional Hospital in Portlaoise where he was later pronounced dead.
Mr Boland's funeral details were released by his family today on www.rip.ie
The death has occurred of David BOLAND
Harristown, Nurney, Kildare
|Much loved father of Cormac. Deeply regretted by Cormac's mum Audrey, his parents Lily and Peter, sisters Cathriona and Maria and his girlfriend Sarah, brothers-in-law David and Michael, grandmothers, nieces, nephew, extended family, relatives and friends.
May He Rest In Peace
Reposing at his home from 2 to 8pm on Wednesday, followed by the rosary. Requiem Mass in the Sacred Heart Church, Nurney, on Thursday at 12 noon. Interment afterwards in St Brigid's Cemetery, Nurney.
House private on Thursday morning please.
Meanwhile, a 20-year-old man is due to appear before Naas District Court this Thursday charged in connection with the murder of David Boland in Athy.
The young man was one of two people arrested following the fatal incident that occurred on Duke Street in Athy in the early hours of Thursday November 1. The second man who was arrested was released without charge on Friday night and a file has been prepared for the DPP.
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