Tuesday 25 October 2016

Body of murdered garda Tony Golden begins final journey home

Published 13/10/2015 | 16:53

Murdered garda Tony Golden has started his final journey .

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Garda Golden's body was brought past the Church of St Oliver Plunkett this afternoon.

A tricolour was draped over the coffin, which was accompanied three Garda outriders as he travelled home to his wife Nicola and their three children.

Out of respect for the solemnity of the Funeral Mass on Thursday morning – and as Saint Oliver Plunkett Church has a limited capacity of three hundred seats – inside the church is fully reserved for family, loved ones, and dignitaries only.

Garda Chaplain Fr Joe Kennedy said the life of Garda Golden will be celebrated despite the tragic circumstances of his death.

Garda Golden was remembered by Garda colleagues at a prayer service in Dundalk today as a big, gentle, quiet and kind man who did his job without fuss and who was a devoted father to his three young children and husband to wife Nicola

The garda's body will repose at home on Wednesday afternoon.

The State funeral of murdered Garda Tony Golden will take place at 12 noon on Thursday at the Church of St Oliver Plunkett in Blackrock, Co Louth.

The burial will follow the mass at St. Paul's in Heynestown.

Garda Golden's family have also requested that any donations, if desired, to the North Louth Hospice and Homecare Foundation, The Ramparts, Dundalk, Co. Louth or on www.mycharity.ie

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