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"Inseperable" Thelma (5) And Mikey (2) Laid To Rest After Westmeath Car Fire

Tom Douglas
Tom Douglas

01:05 15 Sep 2022

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The young brother and sister who died in a car fire in Co Westmeath were described as "inseparable in life" at their funeral mass today.

The mass took place in Saint Mel’s Cathedral in Longford this morning.

"Inseperable" Siblings

Hundreds of people, including families, friends, teachers and classmates turned out for the funeral of 5-year-old Thelma and 2-year-old Mikey this morning.

The brother and sister, who mourners were told were inseparable, were buried in a double coffin.

Father Sean Casey, who baptised the siblings, was the chief celebrant for their funeral mass today….

“They were inseparable in life.”

“In the words of their dad, Michael, the only thing that would separate them was school as they went their separate ways each morning.”

“Thelma attended dancing classes and football training, and Mikey always came along to watch her from the sidelines.”

A Community Mourns

While Fr Tom Healy said the deaths of the Thelma and Mikey was being felt by a lot of people.

He said everyone’s thoughts are with the family.

Meanwhile Gardai say a criminal investigation into the fire is continuing.

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