Thursday 29 September 2016

First of Carrickmines fire victims buried tomorrow

Published 19/10/2015 | 02:30

The first victims of the Carrickmines' blaze will be buried at a service in Bray tomorrow
The first victims of the Carrickmines' blaze will be buried at a service in Bray tomorrow

The first victims of the Carrickmines fire tragedy will be laid to rest tomorrow.

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Ten people, including a pregnant woman, died in the fire, which took place in the early hours of Saturday, October 10.

The first victims of the blaze will be buried at a service in Bray tomorrow.

The funeral for Willie Lynch (25), his partner Tara Gilbert (27) and their children Kelsey (4) and Jodie (9), as well as Willie's brother Jimmy (39), will take place.

Requiem Mass will be celebrated at the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer in Bray at midday.

Meanwhile, Thomas (27) and Sylvia (25) Connors, and their children Jim (5), Christy (2) and five-month-old Mary will all be buried in Wexford later in the week.

There will be a removal to The Church of the Ascension of the Lord, Balally, in Sandyford, Dublin, arriving at 5pm on Wednesday.

Their funeral Mass will be on Thursday at 11.30am in the Dublin church.

The funeral procession will then proceed to The Church of the Assumption, Bride Street, Wexford town, arriving at 5pm.

There will be prayers at noon on Friday, and then the cortege will travel to Crosstown Cemetery, Co Wexford, for burial.

Meanwhile, two children, both boys, are still recovering from the injuries they sustained in the fire, but have made significant progress.

The bodies of those who died were released to their families over the weekend.

Investigators are still working on piecing together the exact cause of the tragedy.

The HSE and the Traveller Counselling Service drew up a plan to provide a counselling service for adults and children following the tragedy.

Irish Independent

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