Monday 29 May 2017

Dad and son who drowned after taking shortcut to be buried this week

Tyler Joyce, pictured, and his father Seán Sweeney (36) were found dead at Ashington Park, near the Royal Canal on Sunday. Picture credit: INM
Tyler Joyce, pictured, and his father Seán Sweeney (36) were found dead at Ashington Park, near the Royal Canal on Sunday. Picture credit: INM
Cathal McMahon

Cathal McMahon

Funeral details have been released for a dad and son who drowned after taking a shortcut at the weekend.

Seán Sweeney (36) will be buried after funeral mass tomorrow while his three-year-old son will be laid to rest on Friday. The pair will be buried in separate graveyards.

The dad and son were found dead at Ashington Park, near the Royal Canal on Sunday.

It is believed they had been taking a short-cut to visit Mr Sweeney's parents when tragedy struck.

In a notice posted online Tyler was described as the “beloved son” of mum Pamela Joyce and the late Seán Sweeney.

“He will be sadly missed and remembered with love by his heartbroken Mam and her partner Stephen, his big brother Ryan, grandparents Angela and Peter, Maria and Patrick, his loving aunts Amanda and Lorraine, uncles Peter, Graham and Steven, his cousins, extended family and friends.”

Funerals

Mr Sweeney is reposing in Massey Brothers funeral home, Cabra today before being removed tomorrow morning to Our Lady Help of Christians, Navan Road.

He will be buried afterwards in Dardistown cemetery.

Tyler’s funeral will take place the following day in The Annunciation Church, Finglas West with burial afterwards in Glasnevin.

Last night Tyler's mum Pamela Joyce paid tribute to the little boy who was "always so happy" and "brought joy to everyone".

"His favourite song was 'Happy' by Pharrel Williams. He loved that song. He'd ask me to come into bed and he would bounce up and down to the music . . . he loved his dancing," Pamela recalled.

"I wouldn't like any mother to go through this. It's cruel because he was so intelligent.

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