The little boy was crushed to death last night after a six-foot steel container door fell on him in the yard of the family home at Drumbar, just outside Donegal Town.
His father Keith was abroad on business when news of the tragedy was broken to him.
His wife Patricia is said to be distraught after finding her son. The couple have one other son.
The child’s grandfather Paddy Gildea, is president of the Four Masters GAA club. A game with St Naul’s from Mountcharles has been cancelled as a mark of respect to the family.
Four Masters Club chairman Sean Dunnion said: “Everybody is absolutely moved by what happened. It’s very sad.
“The lad’s grandfather, as well as being club president, was always helping out at the gates and wherever he could. It’s a great tragedy.”
Neighbours and family and friends are rallying around the family tonight.
One neighbour said: “The grief in the community is indescribable. We are all devastated for the Cleary and Gildea families.”Tags: