Man who died after falling while climbing Carrauntoohil named

Gardaí investigating sudden death of Ger Duffy from Co Clare on Saturday afternoon

Carrauntoohil is the highest mountain in Ireland. Photograph: Adrian Hendroff

Carrauntoohil is the highest mountain in Ireland. Photograph: Adrian Hendroff

 

A man who died on Saturday while climbing Carrauntoohil mountain in Co Kerry on Saturday has been named as Ger Duffy.

Mr Duffy, a 59-year-old from Clonlara in Co Clare was killed after a fall around midday.

Carrauntoohil is the highest mountain in Ireland, and the central peak of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks mountain range.

Gardaí are investigating the death, according to a Garda spokeswoman.

“The man appears to have fallen, no other person was involved,” the spokeswoman said.