An Irish man has died while holidaying in Portugal 5 months ago

An Irish man has died while holidaying in Portugal

Very sad news.

An Irish man has died while on holiday near Lisbon in Portugal.

According to reports, Tom Griffin was kitesurfing on the Fonte de Telha beach just south of Lisbon on Wednesday, 12 June.

It's understood he became ill and was pronounced dead at the beach.

Originally from Kerry but living in Kildare, he worked at the Intel Ireland campus in Leixlip.

Tom's death notice on reads: "Late of Carton Square, Maynooth and Muckross, Killarney. Beloved husband of Michelle, dear father of Laura, David and Louise and son of Michael and the late Kathleen (recently deceased).

"Sadly missed by his loving family, brothers Des, Brian and Dermot, father-in-law Danny, mother-in-law Bridie, brothers-in-law Paul, Alan and Ben, sisters-in-law Lisa, Yvonne, Denise, Beliza and Anne, nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives, neighbours, his work colleagues at Intel and his many friends."

The Department of Foreign Affairs is aware of the incident and is providing consular assistance.