Thursday 29 September 2016

Tragic death of Ana Hick: Family and friends bid a final farewell

Published 20/05/2015 | 02:30

Mourners at the funeral mass of Ana Hick who died after collapsing outside Twisted Pepper Pic:Mark Condren
Mourners at the funeral mass of Ana Hick who died after collapsing outside Twisted Pepper Pic:Mark Condren
The remains of Ana Hick who died after collapsing outside Twisted Pepper are brought to the Church of the Assumption, Dalkey Pic:Mark Condren
The remains of Ana Hick who died after collapsing outside Twisted Pepper are brought to the Church of the Assumption, Dalkey Pic:Mark Condren
Friends of Ana Hick console each other at Quinn’s funeral home in Glasthule
Dublin teenager Ana Hick
Mourners outside Quinns Funeral home in Glastuale where Ana Hick is reposing. Picture credit; Damien Eagers
Mourners pictured outside Quinns Funeral Home, Glasthule where teenager, Ana Hicks, is reposing prior to her funeral.Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
Mourners pictured outside Quinns Funeral Home, Glasthule where teenager, Ana Hicks, is reposing prior to her funeral.Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
Mourners pictured outside Quinns Funeral Home, Glasthule where teenager, Ana Hicks, is reposing prior to her funeral.Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
Mourners pictured outside Quinns Funeral Home, Glasthule where teenager, Ana Hicks, is reposing prior to her funeral.Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
Mourners pictured outside Quinns Funeral Home, Glasthule where teenager, Ana Hicks, is reposing prior to her funeral.Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
Mourners pictured outside Quinns Funeral Home, Glasthule where teenager, Ana Hicks, is reposing prior to her funeral.Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
Mourners pictured outside Quinns Funeral Home, Glasthule where teenager, Ana Hicks, is reposing prior to her funeral.Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
Mourners pictured outside Quinns Funeral Home, Glasthule where teenager, Ana Hicks, is reposing prior to her funeral.Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
Mourners pictured outside Quinns Funeral Home, Glasthule where teenager, Ana Hicks, is reposing prior to her funeral.Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
Mourners pictured outside Quinns Funeral Home, Glasthule where teenager, Ana Hicks, is reposing prior to her funeral.Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
Mourners pictured outside Quinns Funeral Home, Glasthule where teenager, Ana Hicks, is reposing prior to her funeral.Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
Mourners pictured outside Quinns Funeral Home, Glasthule where teenager, Ana Hicks, is reposing prior to her funeral.Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
Mourners pictured outside Quinns Funeral Home, Glasthule where teenager, Ana Hicks, is reposing prior to her funeral.Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

Tearful friends and former classmates of tragic Dublin teenager Ana Hick gathered around her for one last time ahead of her funeral today.

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On what should have been her 19th birthday, they filed into a Glasthule funeral home to say goodbye to the vibrant and loving girl who died after collapsing outside a city nightclub in the early hours of Saturday morning.

She passed away on Sunday afternoon as gardai investigated reports that she had taken ecstasy tablets while on the night out with friends in the Twister Pepper on Middle Abbey Street.

From noon yesterday Ana was laid out in her coffin in Quinn’s funeral home in Glasthule. There were emotional scenes when Ana’s mother, Elga, was embraced on the street and she tried to give words of support to her only child’s peers.

Dublin teenager Ana Hick
Dublin teenager Ana Hick

Shortly after midday Ana’s friends started to arrive.

Some of the girls who attended the funeral home wore their wine-coloured Loreto of Dalkey, Class of 2014 fleece tops.

Then they emerged after a while, holding each other, crying, hugging in groups, scarcely able to believe that Ana is gone.

They comforted each other and shared their pain and their stories. But it was the day they should have been ringing and texting Ana, wishing her a happy 19th birthday.

The remains of Ana Hick who died after collapsing outside Twisted Pepper are brought to the Church of the Assumption, Dalkey Pic:Mark Condren
The remains of Ana Hick who died after collapsing outside Twisted Pepper are brought to the Church of the Assumption, Dalkey Pic:Mark Condren
Mourners at the funeral mass of Ana Hick who died after collapsing outside Twisted Pepper Pic:Mark Condren
The remains of Ana Hick who died after collapsing outside Twisted Pepper are brought to the Church of the Assumption, Dalkey Pic:Mark Condren
Mourners outside Quinns Funeral home in Glastuale where Ana Hick is reposing. Picture credit; Damien Eagers
Mourners outside Quinns Funeral home in Glastuale where Ana Hick is reposing. Picture credit; Damien Eagers
Mourners pictured outside Quinns Funeral Home, Glasthule where teenager, Ana Hicks, is reposing prior to her funeral.Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
Mourners pictured outside Quinns Funeral Home, Glasthule where teenager, Ana Hicks, is reposing prior to her funeral.Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
Mourners pictured outside Quinns Funeral Home, Glasthule where teenager, Ana Hicks, is reposing prior to her funeral.Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
Mourners pictured outside Quinns Funeral Home, Glasthule where teenager, Ana Hicks, is reposing prior to her funeral.Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
Mourners pictured outside Quinns Funeral Home, Glasthule where teenager, Ana Hicks, is reposing prior to her funeral.Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
Mourners pictured outside Quinns Funeral Home, Glasthule where teenager, Ana Hicks, is reposing prior to her funeral.Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
Mourners pictured outside Quinns Funeral Home, Glasthule where teenager, Ana Hicks, is reposing prior to her funeral.Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
Mourners pictured outside Quinns Funeral Home, Glasthule where teenager, Ana Hicks, is reposing prior to her funeral.Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
Mourners pictured outside Quinns Funeral Home, Glasthule where teenager, Ana Hicks, is reposing prior to her funeral.Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
Mourners pictured outside Quinns Funeral Home, Glasthule where teenager, Ana Hicks, is reposing prior to her funeral.Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
Mourners pictured outside Quinns Funeral Home, Glasthule where teenager, Ana Hicks, is reposing prior to her funeral.Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
Mourners pictured outside Quinns Funeral Home, Glasthule where teenager, Ana Hicks, is reposing prior to her funeral.Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.
Mourners pictured outside Quinns Funeral Home, Glasthule where teenager, Ana Hicks, is reposing prior to her funeral.Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

On Monday night, friends of the drama student gathered at the Irish Film Academy in Temple Bar to remember her.

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Her father Tim also travelled from the US to say goodbye.

Ana will be buried at Shanganagh Cemetery.

Ana Hick died after collapsing outside nightclub
Ana Hick died after collapsing outside nightclub

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