Mourners pay respects at removal of five of the victims of Carrickmines fire
Published 19/10/2015 | 18:29
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.
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.
"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.