By Dan Walsh
The man who died in a road traffic incident last Sunday evening on the R744 at Clonhaston, on the Enniscorthy-Oulart road, has been named as Karl ‘Chalky’ Cullen, (30), from Rockfield, Milehouse, Enniscorthy, and his funeral will take place on Friday.
Mr Cullen was the single occupant of a car that allegedly struck a ditch before bursting into flames around 7.30pm last Sunday evening. Intense investigations are taking place to establish the cause of the horror incident which has evoked overwhelming sympathy for his family and friends.
Mr Cullen was a well-known and respected businessman and in 2015 he started his own business – Karl Cullen Fitted Kitchens – and featured on the popular RTÉ programme Room To Improve with Dermot Bannon and featured in the DIY-SOS The Big Build programme.
He was a very talented craftsperson specialising in building and installing custom made kitchens and interiors.
Karl was also a talented GAA player and Enniscorthy Shamrocks GAA Player who paid tribute on social media; “Not only was Karl, or Chalky as he was commonly known, a fantastic sportsman who represented both clubs in our town, he was also a fantastic person. A friend to each and every member, with a thriving business that is known nationwide.”
FAMILY NOTICE; KARL CULLEN, Rockfield, Milehouse, Enniscorthy. Beloved son of Karl and Annette and loving brother of Darren and Diarmuid. Sadly missed by his heartbroken family, uncles, aunts, cousins, extended family, friends and work colleagues at Karl Cullen Fitted Kitchens. May He Rest in Peace.
Reposing at his residence today (Thursday) from 5pm to 9pm. Removal on Friday morning to St. Senan’s Parish Church, Enniscorthy, for Funeral Mass at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in Enniscorthy Cemetery. House Private Friday morning please.