Pedestrian dies after being struck by car in east Cork

Man was returning to B&B after wedding – Gardaí appeal for witnesses

Gardaí investigating the death of a pedestrian who was knocked down after leaving a wedding in Co Cork have appealed for witnesses.

The 33-year-old man had attended a wedding at Castlemartyr Resort Hotel in East Cork and walking back to the B&B where he was staying after failing to get a taxi.

The man, who is originally from Tulla in Co Clare, had been living f or a number of years in New Zealand

He was returning to the B&B on the Cork side of Castlemartyr at about 5.15am when he was struck by a car travelling on the main Cork-Waterford road, the N25.


The driver of the car, a woman in her 20s, contacted the emergency services and the man was taken by ambulance to Cork University Hospital where he later died.

The driver of the car was uninjured but was treated for shock at the scene.

Gardaí closed off the road to allow a forensic crash investigator examined the scene.

The road was closed for over seven hours and diversions were put in place directing traffic at the Two Mile Inn near Midleton via Mogeely to Castlemartyr.

Gardaí have appealed to anyone who may have travelled the road at about 5am or witnessed the incident to contact them at Midleton Garda station on 021-4621550.

Meanwhile, a six-year-old boy who was hit by a bus in West Cork on Friday evening remains in a serious condition at Cork University Hospital.

The boy, who is from the Rossmore area of West Cork, suffered serious injuries when he was struck by a bus on the main Cork to Bantry Road in Dunmanway.

Barry Roche

Barry Roche

Barry Roche is Southern Correspondent of The Irish Times