Funeral of David Boland, the man who died in Athy stabbing incident, to be held on Thursday

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David Boland's funeral mass to be held on Thursday in Nurney

The late David Boland

The funeral mass of David Boland, who passed away from injuries sustained in a stabbing incident in Athy last week, will be held on Thursday in the Sacred Heart Church, Nurney, at 12 noon.

David Boland (34) was found with stab wounds in Duke St in Athy in the early hours of Thursday morning, November 1 and later died from his injuries in Portlaoise hospital.

The picture emerging of David Boland, is one of a hard-working motorbike enthusiast and family-loving dad-of-one son, Cormac (8).

Kildare Parish Priest Adrian Carbery said that Mr Boland was a family and business man who was in the prime of his life. 

“He was a great worker and worked with his father,” Fr Carbery said.

“This is an awful tragedy. Everybody is in such shock that this could happen to a hard working man who was in the prime of his life at 34 years-of-age.

“We just wonder how will his family get through his tragedy, and we the community must now pray for them.” 

The motorbike club of which the deceased was a member for 13 years also posted a tribute on their Facebook page.

“We would like to offer our condolences to David Boland’s family on the tragic passing that happened November 1.

”Boland, who was a strong member of our club for 13 years, had only in the past few months parted ways from Brotherhood M.C.C.

“He was a strong member of our club, we have traveled many a road together over the years and had more fun, craic and banter than anybody could ask for.

“Boland was the kind of chap that was always willing to help at the drop of a hat, a caring chap who always strived to do his best in every aspect of life.

“May you rest in peace. Ride free for ever .” 

On RIP.ie he is described as the much loved father of Cormac. Deeply regretted by Cormac's mum Audrey, his parents Lily and Peter, sisters Cathriona and Maria and his girlfriend Sarah, brothers-in-law David and Michael, grandmothers, nieces, nephew, extended family, relatives and friends.

He will repose at his home from 2 to 8 pm today, Wednesday, followed by the rosary. 

The family have requested that the house be private on Thursday morning. 

Interment afterwards in St Brigid's Cemetery, Nurney.