Wednesday 28 September 2016

White dove released as tragic baby 'Alannah' laid to rest

Ryan Nugent

Published 13/05/2016 | 13:50

Redford Cemetery and inset baby Alannah's coffin being removed from Greenstar facility
Redford Cemetery and inset baby Alannah's coffin being removed from Greenstar facility

A WHITE dove was sent flying through the Wicklow skies as tragic baby 'Alannah' was laid to rest - nine days after she was found dead at a recycling plant.

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The child was located by a member of Greenstar recycling at their plant near Fasserroe in Bray - but her mother has not been located.

The burial, organised by gardai, at Redford Cemetery, Wicklow, was put together in order to provide the infant's mother with a burial location if she wished to visit in future.

Close to 100 people gathered to pay their respects to the tragic child, including around 30 members of the recycling plant, who are said to still be in shock and receiving counselling support since the child was found.

The company left two bouquets at the graveside.

"You're up in heaven with the angels now, a perfect little star, and when you shine, the world will see how beautiful you are," read one note.

The baby girl, in a tiny white coffin, was lowered into her grave by four members of staff.

Gardai are still appealing for the baby's mother to come forward, insisting that she has nothing to fear and that any contact will be dealt with as compassionately as possible.

An incident room has been set up at Bray Garda Station and gardai are liaising with the HSE.

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