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Death of east Mayo man in Longford not suspicious - Gardaí


Anton McNulty

GARDAÍ in Longford are not treating the death of a man from east Mayo, who was found dead in a house in the midlands, as suspicious.
Kieran Prendergast (33) was found unresponsive in a house in Ferefad, Longford at about 2pm on Saturday and died a short time later. A native of Ballyhaunis, Prendergast had been living in Knock and will be buried in the east Mayo village on Wednesday.
It is understood that the deceased man had been socialising in the house in Longford on Friday night and after the discovery, he was brought to the Midlands Regional Hospital in Mullingar. However, despite the best efforts of the medical personnel he was pronounced dead at the hospital.A post mortem took place yesterday (Monday) to identify what caused the sudden death of the former GMIT student.
Gardaí in Longford are investigating the circumstances surrounding the sudden death. A Garda spokesman said the full circumstances of the man’s death are still unclear but they are not treating the death as suspicious and as ‘misadventure’.
A local man, who did not want be named, said: “This is a difficult time for the family and my thoughts and prayers are with them.”
Mr Prendergast’s remains will repose at the Marian Funeral Home, Knock this evening (Tuesday) from 6pm with removal at 8pm to Knock Parish Church. Requiem Mass will take place on Wednesday at 12 noon with burial afterwards in the local Cemetery.

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