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Irish Mirror
John Fallon

Galway community prepares for funeral of Kirsty Bohan, 14, killed in horror Easter Monday crash

The funeral of the 14-year old girl killed in the early morning Bank Holiday crash in Galway will take place in Headford on Friday.

Kirsty Bohan, a second year student at Presentation College Headford, will be laid to rest in Donaghpatrick Cemetery following her requiem mass the Church of St Patrick and Cuana at 12 noon.

Kirsty, from Ballyfruit close to where the single vehicle accident happened at 5.45am on Monday morning, is survived by her parents Christy and Theresa, and her sisters Martha and Ava, who are also students at Presentation College Headford.

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Kirsty will repose at Ryders Funeral Home in Headford (H91R2V6) on Thursday from 4pm to 7pm.

Funeral details for the other 14-year old killed in the accident, Lukas Joyce from Annaghdown, have yet to be announced.

Two others, a 13-year old boy and a 14-year old girl, are being treated in hospital for multiple injuries.

In an earlier statement, Presentation College in Headford said: "We have lost two treasured members of our school community and two other members of our community are injured. We pray for all the families and friends of those involved that they may be granted some peace and succour at this tragic time.

"We also pray for our own school community, that we may find the strength to support each other and carry on. We ask for your support, prayers and the space to grieve as a school community."

The Department of Education said the National Educational Psychological Service would be involved in providing support to students.

"The Department of Education joins with the community of Headford in County Galway as we mourn the devastating loss of beloved students this weekend," it said in a statement.

"Our thoughts are with the families who are mourning the loss of their children, and with the students and their families who are currently receiving care in hospital following the incident.

"Within the local school, the wellbeing of the students, staff and whole school community is of paramount importance."


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