Monday 26 September 2016

'She was loved by everyone who knew her'-Tributes paid to ‘happy and bubbly’ Irish woman killed in Perth car crash

Catherine Devine

Published 23/08/2016 | 17:29

Sarah Kelly was killed in the crash in Perth
Sarah Kelly was killed in the crash in Perth

An Irish woman who died in a car crash in Perth on August 14 will be laid to rest in at her home town in Ballinasloe on Thursday.

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Sarah Kelly (25) from Ballinasloe, Co Roscommon was killed instantly in the passenger seat of a car.

Local Ballinasloe Cllr Michael Finnerty it’s a “very sad occasion” for the community.

“The whole community is in shock,” Cllr Finnerty told Independent.ie.

“Sarah was talking about coming home from Perth soon, but she came home under different circumstances.”

Sarah was brought home from Perth to Ballinasloe on Tuesday to her parents Mary and Pat and siblings Emer, Brendan, Lisa and Patrick.

“She was a very bubbly and happy girl. Since we heard the news last week, it’s been a very sad occasion for the whole community.

"She was loved by everyone who knew her."

The Southern Districts Camogie team in Perth paid their respects to Sarah who they said was a “wonderful member” of their team.

“Sarah joined our club this year and brought with her energy and enthusiasm, a beaming smile and infectious laugh. Though for many of us on the team we only had a short opportunity to get to know Sarah. However no matter the length of the friendship we can all agree she has left us all in the better for knowing her.

“We take this time to send our deepest sympathy to the Kelly family and to Sarah's friends here in Perth and at home in Ireland. Our thoughts and support are with you all at this difficult time.”

Sarah had been living in Perth for the past two years working on a farm and as a hairdresser.

Her funeral will take place on Thursday at 12pm at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Creagh.  Burial afterwards will take place in Creagh cemetery.

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