File sent to DPP over Farrell death

A man in his twenties has been arrested in connection with the road death of Peter Farrell in Edenderry on Tuesday last, September 13.

A man in his twenties has been arrested in connection with the road death of Peter Farrell in Edenderry on Tuesday last, September 13.

Mr Farrell, 61, was out cycling on the Kinnegad to Edenderry road when he was involved in a tragic accident at Carrick, three miles from Carbury.

The suspect attended Leixlip Garda station on Wednesday and was released on Thursday. He was not charged then and file has been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Edenderry saw one of its biggest funerals ever at the weekend following the tragic accident.

Peter, known as “Pee,” was extremely popular. Parish priest, Fr P.J. McEvoy, who received the remains, described the late Mr Farrell as a “gentle giant”.

Mr Farrell’s son, Cillian, paid a moving tribute at the end of the mass. He said that the huge attendances over the days since his tragic death were a testament to his father’s personality.

“He was a proud Edenderry and Offaly man with a phenomenal work ethic. From his love of farming and going to the Mart, to repairing cars and tractors, - he never refused anyone.

Mr Farrell, who celebrated his sixtieth birthday in September 2010, was employed with Bord Na Mona, based at their Ballydermot Works, Rathangan. For many years he was based at Lullymore Briquette factory.