Sunday 26 May 2019

Blaze claims life of Ann, 59

Sadness at death of ex-garda in fire at her Bray home

Mary Fogarty

A house fire at Greenpark Road in Bray last Wednesday morning claimed the life of Ann Lohan (59).

The fire broke out some time after 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Ms Lohan’s home at Esmonde Terrace, where flowers have been placed in her memory by friends and neighbours.

Neighbours alerted the emergency services and three units of Bray Fire Service attended the scene.

Fire fighters gained access to the property through a neighbour’s attic space. They found Ms Lohan unresponsive on the landing.

Ms Lohan was removed from the property and fire fighters quenched the blaze. Some smoke spread to neighbouring properties.

Ms Lohan was a member of An Garda Síochána until 1995 and a native of County Galway. She worked as a private consultant more recently.

Ms Lohan was laid to rest in her native Tuam, County Galway, last Sunday. She is survived by her parents Tommy Joe and Pauline, brothers John and Malachy, aunts Rosaleen, Mary, Bridie, Una, Patsy and Frances, uncle Micheál, cousins, relatives and friends.’

A post mortem examination was carried out on Thursday. Investigations into the cause of the fire are under way. Gardaí do not believe the fire was started maliciously, but invite anyone who saw anything that morning to contact Bray Garda Station on 01 6665300.

Bray People