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Gran (62) killed by a cow on Meath farm

TRIBUTES have been paid to a grandmother who was killed by a cow on her family farm in Garristown, Co Meath.

Trudy Durnin (62) was attacked by a cow in a shed on her farm. It's believed that the animal was trying to protect her two calves.

Trudy's husband Albert reportedly tried to save her from the cow by pulling her to safety under a tractor in the incident on July 8. Trudy was transferred to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, and later the Mater Hospital.

Trudy from Piercetown House, Garristown is survived by her husband and children Patrick, Linda, Suzanne, Deirdre and Sarah, her mother Angela and grandchild Oran.

Hundreds of people attended her funeral at St Mary's Church last weekend.

Family friends said that Trudy gave her life to farming.

"All her life she had a passion for farming and loved animals," a friend said.