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Tributes paid to Ballinrobe man’s son


SADLY MISSED Liam Hall who passed away in his 10th year last week.

Ciara Galvin

A PALL of grief hung over Rooskey, Co Roscommon last week as the community said goodbye to Liam Hall in his tenth year.
Son of Brian Hall, who hails from Cahir, Ballinrobe, and from the well-known Hall family, Liam was born with a neurological condition which required round the clock care from parents Brian and Áine.
Large crowds attended the Hall family home in Roscommon to pay their respects to Liam, who passed away on February 19. He has been described as a ‘special VIP’ by Tony Heffernan, who is the founder of the Saoirse Foundation and was known by many as ‘the child with the golden smile’. The Saoirse Foundation runs the Bumbleance service, the world’s first state-of-the-art ambulance service specifically designed for children. Liam was the first child from Roscommon to travel in the Bumbleance.
Speaking to Shannonside Radio, Mr Heffernan described Liam’s beaming smile when taking his trips to and from Dublin.
“He would definitely captivate you,” said the founder. He added that Liam would always be apart of the Bumbleance family and a love heart with Liam’s name in it has since been placed inside the ambulance he used more often.
His family would like to thank the charities who helped Liam and the Hall family throughout his life, including the Jack and Jill Foundation, the Saoirse Foundation, Laura Lynn and especially the Sick Children of Roscommon, an organisation his mother Áine is secretary with.
Liam is sadly missed by his heartbroken parents; brother Seán, sisters Niamh, Tara and Sinéad; grandparents John and Chrissie McLoughlin (Knockhall), David and Helen Hall (Ballinrobe), aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends.

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