Clifden garda station

  • A young garda died suddenly yesterday morning while on duty at Clifden garda station.

    An inquiry has begun over the cause of his death, however, there is no suggestion of foul play.

    It’s thought he may have had a heart attack.

    He has been named as Garda Shane Cuffe from Moycullen, Co Galway.

    It is understood his remains were discovered by colleagues at about 7am yesterday Bank Holiday Monday.

    Garda Cuffe was in his late 30s and had been a Garda member for about 13 years.

    He was a married man with two young children and  had served in a number of garda stations in both counties Galway and Mayo.

    Garda Cuffe was a nephew of Acting Garda Commissioner Dónall Ó Cualáin.

  • Gardai in Clifden are continuing to investigate the alleged sexual assault of a young woman in Connemara over the bank holiday weekend.

    The incident allegedly took place in Tullycross in the early hours of Sunday morning.

    No arrests have yet been made, but Gardai say they are following a number of lines of inquiry.



  • Huge crowds turned out yesterday to pay their respects at Galway Cathedral to Garda Shane Cuffe, who was tragically found dead at Clifden Garda Station earlier this week.

    The funeral  of 39 year old  Garda Cuffe had to be moved from his parish of Moycullen, due to the size of the congregation, who heard of the “shock and devastation” at his passing.

    Garda Cuffe’s body was discovered by colleagues at Clifden Garda Station on Easter Monday, after he suffered an apparent heart attack.

    Concelebrant at the funeral Mass Canon Michael McLoughlin spoke of “providence”, when he noted that the emotional funeral took place on the same date as Garda Cuffe’s late father, Vincent’s, birthday.

    The eldest of four brothers, Garda Cuffe  is survived by his wife Eimear, and their two young sons, Conor and Evan.

    According to the Irish times, Officer Commanding, First Infantry Battalion Lieutenant Caimín Keogh represented the Defence Forces, while Acting Garda Commissioner Donal Ó Cualáin, Garda Cuffe’s uncle, presented his widow with a tricolour on the steps of the cathedral, prior to his burial at Moycullen cemetery.

  • A young Garda, who died while on duty at Clifden Garda Station, will be laid to rest on Thursday.

    Garda Shane Cuffe from Woodlands Park, Moycullen, who was in his late 30’s, was found by colleagues in Clifden garda station at about 7am yesterday morning after working the night shift.

    His tragic death is not being treated as suspicious, and it’s believed he may have suffered a heart attack.

    Garda Cuffe was a member of An Garda Síochána for 13 years and had served in a number of Garda stations in Mayo and Galway.

    He was a nephew of Acting Garda Commissioner Dónall Ó Cualáin, and is survived by his wife Eimear, two young sons Conor and Evan, his mother Anne, brothers and extended family.

    His remains will repose at Aiséiri, Moycullen tomorrow (Wed)  from 4pm to 7pm.

    Funeral arriving at Galway Cathedral on Thursday for 12 noon Requiem Mass followed by burial in Moycullen Cemetery.