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Double tragedy in Louisburgh

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MOURNED The late Jimmy Kilcoyne.

Edwin McGreal

The community of Louisburgh is reeling after the deaths of two local men in separate accidents in the past week.
The body of Jimmy Kilcoyne (43) from Shrawee, Louisburgh was found less than one kilometre from his home in the Carrowniskey River at Cregganbawn on Saturday morning by a local man involved in a search for him.
He was reported missing on Friday evening after he failed to come home from a walk that afternoon. Gardaí believe it was a tragic accident.
Jimmy lived at home with his parents Tommy and Mary and worked on the family farm.
The tragedy was the second inside the past week. The body of Jimmy Tiernan was recovered from a drain near his home in Cregganbawn on Monday morning, November 8.
Like Mr Kilcoyne, it is understood Mr Tiernan, aged in his late 80s, got into difficulty whilst out for a walk. He was found less than one hour after a search had got underway.
The two men lived less than a mile apart.
Search parties were launched in both cases with many of the same people involved. Indeed, some of Mr Tiernan’s family were involved in the search for Jimmy Kilcoyne, only two days after Jimmy Tiernan’s funeral.
Jimmy Kilcoyne is mourned by his parents, Tommy and Mary (née Donnelly), sisters Mary, Noreen and Eileen, brothers Owen and Tommy, uncle Owen, Noreen’s partner Derick, Eileen’s husband Brian, nephews Paddy and Matthew, nieces Grace and Shauna, cousins, extended Donnelly and Kilcoyne families and friends.
He will lie in repose at Sweeney’s Funeral Home, Louisburgh today (Tuesday) from 5pm concluding with prayers at 6pm, for family and friends. Funeral arriving at the Church of the Holy Family, Killeen on Wednesday for 12 noon Mass, followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery.
It will be six days after Jimmy Tiernan’s funeral and burial in the same church and cemetery.
Jimmy was predeceased by his wife Bridget (née Kitterick) and is mourned by his son John and his wife Claire, his grandsons Jack and Niall, brothers-in-law Michael, John, Patrick and Peter, sister-in-law Anne, cousins, extended Tiernan and Kitterick Families, neighbours and many friends.

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