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Pair Who Drowned In Kerry Last Week Laid To Rest In Roscommon

Tom Douglas
Tom Douglas

03:33 9 Aug 2022

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The funeral mass of a brother and sister who drowned in County Kerry last week, heard how their deaths have left the community in a state of shock and bewilderment.

Dessie Byrne and his sister Muriel's mass took place together in Lecarrow, County Roscommon, this afternoon.

The brother and sister were on a family holiday together in Ballybunion when tragedy struck in the sea last week.

Speaking at his Dad's funeral mass today, Dean Byrne said it's been hard to come to terms with losing two family members:

"It's sad enough losing your dad, but it's so much worse when you not only lose your dad but your aunt."

"I haven't been able to fully grieve for Muriel yet - I'll miss being handed the phone and seeing her big smile on FaceTime."

"It won't be the same without them."


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