Cian Comerford, aged 16, from Clybaun Road, Galway, is believed to have died of hypothermia after getting into difficulty on his way home from a party in a friend’s house in Menlo on the east of the city on Saturday night.
It is believed he left the party some time after midnight and was due to be collected by a family member. It is understood Cian may have died after wading through wet ground and either taking a tumble or falling asleep on a very cold night.
He was the only son of Caroline Phelan, a senior planning officer with Galway City Council, and Francis Comerford, a barrister. The schoolboy is also survived by his sisters Saidhbh and Dearbhail. Cian was attending Yeats College in Galway city having previously studied at Coláiste Einde in Salthill.
He will repose at the family home in Clybaun Road from 4-9pm and his funeral Mass will take place at the Church of Christ the King, Salthill, tomorrow at 12 noon.
He will be buried afterwards in Rahoon Cemetery.