Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now

Tributes paid to young Irish backpacker who died in Tanzania

The man is understood to be originally from Portmarnock in Dublin.

Updated 7.55am

A YOUNG IRISHMAN who died following an incident while travelling in East Africa has been named locally as Govan Byrne.

The man in his 20s died over the weekend in Tanzania where he had been staying. It’s believed he died after a fall.

Tributes have been paid to the Dublin man from his local GAA club Naomh Mearnog, as well as many others.

A spokesperson for the Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed it is providing consular assistance to the family of an Irish citizen in Tanzania.

Making a difference

A mix of advertising and supporting contributions helps keep paywalls away from valuable information like this article.

Over 5,000 readers like you have already stepped up and support us with a monthly payment or a once-off donation.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can make sure we can keep reliable, meaningful news open to everyone regardless of their ability to pay.

Additional reporting Christina Finn 

First published 16 August 14.42pm

Read next: