HUNDREDS of online tributes have been paid to a 45-year-old Carlow man who died in Egypt on a diving expedition with the Kilkenny Sub Aqua Club.
Martin Peter Flynn, known to his many friends as “Murt’, was described as a “gentle soul”. He was was on a week-long diving holiday with he became ill.
His family run Flynns Food Hall in Tullow and they posted a heartbreaking message following the tragedy. They said: “Martin Peter Flynn “Murt” passed away this evening in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt following a brief illness. Murt had been having the time of his life on a diving trip with Kilkenny Sub Aqua Club when he suddenly took ill.
“We thank everyone for their kind words and prayers over the last few days.”
a lovely gentle soul
One tribute on social media said: “I am shocked to learn of Murt’s passing. He was such a lovely gentle soul and always had the time to stop and say hello.
“Deepest sympathies to you Ray and your mother Muriel. May he Rest In Peace.”
Another fellow diver from his club posted: “Kilkenny Sub Aqua club are devastated by the loss of their friend and club-mate Martin Flynn on a club holiday to Egypt.
“Our sympathies and condolences go to his family and friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.”
Meanwhile, Gardaí are not treating the death of a 40-year-old woman on Montgomery Street in Carlow Town as suspicious.