Monday 24 July 2017

Carrickmines tragedy: Boy (4) who survived fire which left his whole family dead to be released from hospital

Thomas Connors & Sylvia Connors
Thomas Connors & Sylvia Connors
Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

A four-year-old boy who survived a fire which left his parents, two brothers and his baby sister dead will be released from hospital tomorrow.

Thomas Connors survived the fire at a halting site in Carrickmines which took the lives of 10 members of his extended family.

The young boy will be released into the care of his grandparents, aunts, uncles and brothers.

The family are still homeless 10 days after the inferno ripped through the south Dublin site.

Mourners light candles in memory of the ‘Carrickmines 10’ who died in the tragedy last weekend
Mourners light candles in memory of the ‘Carrickmines 10’ who died in the tragedy last weekend

Southside Travellers group confirmed that accommodation has been arranged for the 15 members of the family for the next two nights.

Thomas's parents, Thomas and Sylvia Connors, and three of their children, Christopher, Jim and baby Mary, will be buried on Friday afternoon.

Mourners gather to pay their respects to five of the Carrickmines victims at a funeral home in Bray, Co Wicklow. Pictures: Caroline Quinn/Stephen Collins
Mourners gather to pay their respects to five of the Carrickmines victims at a funeral home in Bray, Co Wicklow. Pictures: Caroline Quinn/Stephen Collins

The other five members of the family were buried in Bray today.

Mourners gather to pay their respects to five of the Carrickmines victims at a funeral home in Bray, Co Wicklow. Pictures: Caroline Quinn/Stephen Collins
Mourners gather to pay their respects to five of the Carrickmines victims at a funeral home in Bray, Co Wicklow. Pictures: Caroline Quinn/Stephen Collins
People pay their respects at Glenamuck Road South in Carrickmines, Co Dublin, in the aftermath of the tragic fire that claimed the lives of 10 members of the Travelling community. Photo Collins
People pay their respects at Glenamuck Road South in Carrickmines, Co Dublin, in the aftermath of the tragic fire that claimed the lives of 10 members of the Travelling community. Photo Collins

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