Saturday 25 November 2017

Tragic brothers to be buried together

Brandon Skeffington and his brother Shane (inset)
Brandon Skeffington and his brother Shane (inset)
Caroline Crawford

Caroline Crawford

Two brothers who tragically died at their family home on Sunday will be buried together tomorrow.

Brandon Skeffington (9) was fatally stabbed at his Co Sligo home by his older brother Shane (20) who then took his own life.

The double tragedy left the small rural community of Banada, Tourlestrane, in the county stunned. Friends and family have been supporting the brothers' parents Shane and Carmel and siblings Sharon (15) and three-year-old Callum.

The grieving family had been staying with relatives since the tragedy as their family home was sealed off for a garda technical examination.

The bodies of the two brothers were released to the family yesterday. They will be laid to rest tomorrow after their funeral Mass.

It will take place at St Attracta's Church in Tourlestrane at 10.30am. It is expected that they both will then be laid to rest in the nearby Rue cemetery.

A huge crowd is expected to attend the double funeral.

Parish priest Fr John Glynn said parishioners were still trying to come to terms with the tragedy.

Irish Independent

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