Little girl dies in Tipperary tragedy

Thursday, 26 October 2017

CLOUGHJORDAN, the close-knit community on the Offaly and North Tipperary border was plunged into mourning this week a four-year-old girl from the village died in a freak accident.
Jodie Lawlor Tyrell died when she was struck by a falling fireplace at a house near Shinrone which is being renovated. She was visiting the property with her family last Saturday when the tragic accident happened.
Emergency services rushed to the scene and transported her to the University Hospital Limerick. However, despite the best work of the emergency team at the Hospital, the little girl lost her fight for life.
Local Councillor, Michael O'Meara, said the local community has been "left devastated."
“Everyone in the community is stunned - people just can't believe that something so tragic could happen to a little girl. We all have children and grandchildren and the thought of something like this happening is just unimaginable," Cllr O'Meara said.
Jodie's death is deeply regretted by her mother Jessica; brothers Jayden and Kai; June Nigel and her family; grandparents Ann and Frank, Margaret and Matthew; aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and her friends, to all of whom deepest sympathy is extended on their tragic loss.
Jodie reposed at her residence at Knockbrack in Cloughjordan on Tuesday. Private removal on Wednesday morning at 10am, arriving in St. Brendan's Church, Birr, for funeral Mass at 11am.
Burial afterwards in St Cronan's Cemetery in Roscrea.


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