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28th Jun 2024

Tributes paid to young motorcyclist who died in Cork crash

Joseph Loftus

Heartbreaking news.

Tributes have been pouring in for a motorcyclist who was killed in a collision with a car in Cork on Monday.

Harry Johnstone, of Ballincollig Cork, was a former Munster Technological University student who had been working with Audi in Cork.

At around 11am on Monday June 24, he was driving a motorcycle which was involved in a road traffic collision with a car at Currarvarahane.

While emergency services rushed to the scene, Harry was pronounced dead.

His death notice on reads: “On June 24th 2024, unexpectedly, following an accident, Harry, beloved son of Tony and Karyn (née Fullam) and cherished partner of Ava O’Callaghan.”

It continued: “Deeply missed by his heartbroken parents, his devoted sister Marie and long-term girlfriend Ava, her mum Laura and her brothers, grandparents Tom and Olive, brother-in-law Adam, his two nieces Aimee and Emily, godparents Ann and Seamus, aunties, uncles, his many cousins, work colleagues and a wide circle of friends.”

Tributes paid to young motorcyclist who died in Cork crash.

A member of Audi Cork replied to the death notice, writing: “Deepest condolences to Harry’s family.

“I had the pleasure of working with Harry in Audi Cork. He was a lovely, kind, and funny young lad; my heartfelt sympathies to you all for his passing. May he rest in peace.”

Other tributes were paid, with one writing: “Our sincere sympathy to the Johnstone and Fulham families and extended families on the very sad passing of Harry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Harry was a gentle and kind pupil and is fondly remembered by all the staff of Scoil Eoin. Beannacht Dé lena anam.”

Another wrote: “Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your extended families during these difficult days.We hope that every special memory you shared with Harry will shine through the sorrow and help to comfort you and your families at this very sad time. Love lives on in memories and in the heart – nothing can change that. May Harry rest in peace.”

Harry’s funeral will take place at 11am in the Church of the Way of the Cross in Togher, Cork.

Gardai are asking anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact them at Bandon Garda station on 023 885 2200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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