A man who died while taking part in an adventure race in Connemara on Saturday has been named locally as Carl Dempsey.
Mr. Dempsey was taking part in the Gaelforce race on Maamturk Mountain at the weekend when he became ill.
The popular race event includes a 35km cycle, running and walking stages, kayaking and a 7km climb.
He received immediate medical attention but was pronounced dead a short time later.
According to gardaí, Mr Dempsey, who was aged in his 40s, became ill during the cycle portion of the race.
His body was removed by helicopter to the mortuary at University Hospital Galway.
A file is being prepared for the Coroner’s Court.
Mr Dempsey was married to the chief executive of Inclusion Ireland, Lorraine Dempsey, and had four daughters.
“My heart has been left on the top of Croagh Patrick, never to come down again,” Ms Dempsey said in a social media on Twitter yesterday.
She said she would like to think her husband made it to the top of the mountain and “felt elated before his heart stopped during Gaelforce”.
Mr Dempsey worked as vice-president of solution engineering for Salesforce.
The chief executive of Salesforce, Marc Benioff, said he was “deeply shocked and saddened” at the news of the death of Mr Dempsey who “showed the way forward with his bright light”.