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Clodagh Hawe's sister and mother fundraise for Women's aid, six months after tragedy


Clodagh Hawe with her boys Liam, Niall and Ryan

Clodagh Hawe with her boys Liam, Niall and Ryan

Clodagh Hawe with her boys Liam, Niall and Ryan

The sister and mother of a young woman murdered alongside her three children at their home are hoping to raise €50,000 for a Women's aid charity.

Clodagh (39) and her three sons  Liam (14) Niall (11) and six-year-old Ryan, were killed by husband and father Alan Hawe in a frenzied attack inside the family home in Co Cavan last August 29.

Now, exactly six months on from the brutal murder suicide, the family are fundraising for an important cause.

Mary Coll and Jacqueline Connolly are aiming to raise €50,000 - that would be enough to fund the Women's Aid helpline for more than 120 days.

So far they have raised €16,333 and need a further €33,666 to reach their target.

"Clodagh was strong and beautiful inside and out and was so loving," the family say on the funding page.

"She was warm, loving, bright and capable and she was bringing her boys Liam, Niall and Ryan, up to have those same qualities. They will live on and her strength will live on.

"We want their deaths to help other women who are living in fear and isolation in their own homes. So please support our fundraising appeal for Women’s Aid.

"One in five women in Ireland experience domestic abuse and many women are isolated and alone.

"Women’s Aid runs the 24hr National Freephone Helpline 1800 341 900 which is a confidential service for women affected by domestic abuse.

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"Their work makes a life-changing difference and we hope the donations made in Clodagh’s name will help them be there to listen, to believe and to support women. Every single time."

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