Tragedy has struck the Keating family as Ronan Keating’s older brother, Ciaran Keating, has been killed in a car crash in Co Mayo. The incident occurred on Saturday afternoon when Ciaran and his wife, Ann Marie, were on their way to watch their son, Ruairí, play for Cork City FC in a Premier Division League of Ireland match against Sligo Rovers.
The collision took place on the N5 at Ballymiles, near Swinford, and resulted in Ciaran suffering fatal injuries. Ann Marie was also injured but her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. The driver of the other vehicle involved in the crash was seriously injured and taken to Mayo University Hospital.
Ciaran Keating, who was in his 50s, was a well-known figure in the community and had previously worked as a car salesman and ran a bar. His sudden death has left the town of Westport and the wider community in shock and mourning.
Cork City FC, where Ruairí plays as a striker, expressed their deep sadness at the passing of Ciaran Keating and extended their sympathies to Ruairí and the entire Keating family. The League of Ireland also offered their condolences to the family during this difficult time.
The Keating family has requested privacy as they grieve the loss of their beloved Ciaran. Funeral arrangements will be confirmed in due course.
This tragic incident serves as a reminder of the importance of road safety and the need for caution while driving. The N5 stretch near Swinford has been known for accidents in the past, and it is crucial for drivers to exercise caution and adhere to traffic regulations to prevent further tragedies.
The community of Westport and the wider public have come together to offer their support and condolences to the Keating family during this devastating time. Ciaran’s death has left a void in the lives of those who knew him, and he will be remembered as a kind-hearted and respected individual.
The Keating family has been a prominent figure in the entertainment industry, with Ronan Keating rising to fame as a member of the popular Irish boyband Boyzone. Ronan has since enjoyed a successful solo career and has also ventured into television and radio hosting.
As the Keating family mourns the loss of Ciaran, they are surrounded by love and support from friends, family, and fans. The impact of this tragedy will be felt for years to come, but the memories of Ciaran’s kindness and love will live on.