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Mourners pay respects at removal of five of the victims of Carrickmines fire

Robin Schiller

Published 19/10/2015 | 18:29

19 Oct 2015; General view of people arriving paying their respects to five of the Carrickmines victims at prayer service in the funeral home. Thomas Murphy & Sons Funeral Directors, Boghall road, Bray, Co. Wicklow. Picture: Caroline Quinn
19 Oct 2015; General view of people arriving paying their respects to five of the Carrickmines victims at prayer service in the funeral home. Thomas Murphy & Sons Funeral Directors, Boghall road, Bray, Co. Wicklow. Picture: Caroline Quinn
19 Oct 2015; General view of people paying their respects to five of the Carrickmines victims ahead of a prayer service in the funeral home. Thomas Murphy & Sons Funeral Directors, Boghall road, Bray, Co. Wicklow. Picture: Caroline Quinn
19 Oct 2015; General view of people paying their respects to five of the Carrickmines victims ahead of a prayer service in the funeral home. Thomas Murphy & Sons Funeral Directors, Boghall road, Bray, Co. Wicklow. Picture: Caroline Quinn
19 Oct 2015; General view of people arriving paying their respects to five of the Carrickmines victims at prayer service in the funeral home. Thomas Murphy & Sons Funeral Directors, Boghall road, Bray, Co. Wicklow. Picture: Caroline Quinn
19 Oct 2015; General view of people arriving paying their respects to five of the Carrickmines victims at prayer service in the funeral home. Thomas Murphy & Sons Funeral Directors, Boghall road, Bray, Co. Wicklow. Picture: Caroline Quinn
19 Oct 2015; General view of priest arriving for prayer service for five of the Carrickmines victims. Thomas Murphy & Sons Funeral Directors, Boghall road, Bray, Co. Wicklow. Picture: Caroline Quinn
General view of people arriving paying their respects to five of the Carrickmines victims at prayer service in the funeral home. Thomas Murphy & Sons Funeral Directors, Boghall road, Bray, Co. Wicklow. Picture: Caroline Quinn

Scores of mourners arrived at a funeral home in Co Wicklow this afternoon to pay their respects to five of the victims who died in the tragic Carrickmines fire over a week ago.

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The bodies of Tara Gilbert, her partner Willy Lynch, their children Jodie and Kelsey as well as Willy's brother Jimmy were brought to Thomas Murphy and Sons funeral home in Bray, were a service was held for family and friends.

Over 100 people arrived throughout the day, some bringing flowers with them, while others comforted grieving family members as they mourned the five deceased.

A short service was held with those gathered hearing how "we should share faith and hope through this most difficult time," with the priest asking those present to pray for the deceased.

19 Oct 2015; General view of people arriving paying their respects to five of the Carrickmines victims at prayer service in the funeral home. Thomas Murphy & Sons Funeral Directors, Boghall road, Bray, Co. Wicklow. Picture: Caroline Quinn
19 Oct 2015; General view of people arriving paying their respects to five of the Carrickmines victims at prayer service in the funeral home. Thomas Murphy & Sons Funeral Directors, Boghall road, Bray, Co. Wicklow. Picture: Caroline Quinn

"We have confidence in God, and now we pray to God for our father for the death of our loved ones," he said.

The funeral of Tara, Willy, Jimmy, Kelsey and Jodie will take place tomorrow at the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer in Bray.

Five separate hearses will bring the deceased to the church for the noon ceremony, with the town's main street and several side roads to be closed off for the event.

19 Oct 2015; General view of priest arriving for prayer service for five of the Carrickmines victims. Thomas Murphy & Sons Funeral Directors, Boghall road, Bray, Co. Wicklow. Picture: Caroline Quinn
19 Oct 2015; General view of priest arriving for prayer service for five of the Carrickmines victims. Thomas Murphy & Sons Funeral Directors, Boghall road, Bray, Co. Wicklow. Picture: Caroline Quinn
General view of people arriving paying their respects to five of the Carrickmines victims at prayer service in the funeral home. Thomas Murphy & Sons Funeral Directors, Boghall road, Bray, Co. Wicklow. Picture: Caroline Quinn
General view of people arriving paying their respects to five of the Carrickmines victims at prayer service in the funeral home. Thomas Murphy & Sons Funeral Directors, Boghall road, Bray, Co. Wicklow. Picture: Caroline Quinn

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