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Carlow community in 'deep shock' as 13-year-old boy dies after falling from tree

Carlow community in 'deep shock' as 13-year-old boy dies after falling from tree
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A community in Carlow is said to be in "deep shock" following the tragic death of a 13-year-old schoolboy.

Daniel Butler from Carlow town is understood to have died after falling from a tree onto concrete at 11 am on Saturday, November 12th.

It is reported that the young boy was playing football with friends before deciding to climb the tree.

The Presentation College student was then rushed to St. Luke's Hospital Kilkenny where he died from the injuries sustained – despite the best efforts of the medical staff at the hospital to save him.


According to the Irish Independent, Daniel showed considerable promise as a young karate player, having won tournaments such as the IKF International Karate Competition 2020.

Daniel is survived by his mother Iwona, father Richard and sister Lucy.

A post on reads: "He is deeply regretted by his heart-broken grandparents, uncle, aunt, cousins, classmates and staff in Presentation College, friends in Carlow Karate Club, his kind neighbours in Castle Oaks along with extended family and friends in Ireland, Poland, Luxembourg and Jersey."

Family, friends and members of the local community have also posted online to offer their condolences.


One wrote: "The sad news of Daniel's passing has touched the hearts of every parent and grandparent in Carlow."

While another, in what is an incredibly touching letter, posted: "Daniel was one of the most caring funny happy people with the most amazing smile. It was our privilege to have known him and all the beautiful memories he has left behind."

Daniel will be laid to rest this coming Wednesday at St. Mary's Cemetery, Carlow.