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Dad can't bear to let his girl go

Published 28/08/2010 | 05:00

Aine Riordan's father Dan carries her coffin, which was decorated with messages from friends and family, into the church in Castleisland, Co Kerry for her funeral mass. Photo: MacMonagle
Her mother Mary (on left) after the service. Photo: MAcMonagle
Her sisters comfort one another at the church. Photo: MacMonagle
Aine's classmates, right, formed a guard of honour as the cortege passed along the main street. Photo: MacMonagle

IT was almost as though he couldn't bear to let go.

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Dan Riordan, the father of teenager Aine, placed his hand on the hearse and wept as it carried his daughter's coffin to her final resting place in Castleisland, Co Kerry, yesterday.

The 15-year-old, above, died alongside her boyfriend David Breen (17), his brother Kevin (15) and Brian Coffey (19) in Wednesday's car accident on the Killarney-Barraduff road.

Irish Independent

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