A man who was found dead on the side of the road yesterday evening at Kinaffe, Swinford has been named as John McCallion.

48-year-old Mr McCallion was a serving Garda and was a brother of Garda Robert McCallion, who died tragically while on duty in Donegal a number of years ago.

Mr McCallion was understood to have been out cycling when he died suddenly.

Emergency services attended the scene at about 7pm, and his body was removed to Mayo University Hospital for post-mortem examination.

Funeral arrangements for Mr McCallion have been confirmed this afternoon. His remains will repose at Campbell’s Funeral Home, Swinford on Monday from 3-8pm. He will be laid to rest on Tuesday in Kilconduff Cemetery following 12 noon Funeral Mass in the Church of Our Lady Help of Christians Swinford.


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