Thursday, May 26, 2005

A sad day

It’s a very sad day today in county Meath with the funerals of Claire McCluskey (18), Deirdre Scanlon (17), Lisa Callan (15) and Sinéad Ledwidge (15) following the horrific bus crash which happened on Monday afternoon. The funeral of Aimee McCabe (15) will take place tomorrow.

This is such a tragic week, not only for the communities in the townlands of Beauparc, Rosnaree and Yellow Furze in Navan but for all of us. Like many others, I have found it very hard and emotional watching the news reports on the tragedy. It is hard as a parent not to think about the devastation that losing your own child would bring and times like this we lament the loss of five promising young lives.

A minute’s silence was observed at midday today as a mark of respect and books of condolence have been opened at bus stations around the country and on the Diocese of Meath website, if you would like to send your messages go to

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam

1 comment:

Clublint said...

It's a shocking and unnecessary tragedy.

My heart goes to their families.