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'Heartbreak' across Monaghan as funeral plans begin

Aug 3, 2023 09:55 By News Northern Sound
'Heartbreak' across Monaghan as funeral plans begin
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The families are going through a very, very difficult period.

Monaghan priest, Fr Peter Corrigan has described the mood in Clones this morning as one of sadness and heartbreak. The funerals of the two teenage girls who died in a road crash outside the town earlier this week will take place today.

Best friends 16-year old Dlava Mohammed and 17-year old Kiea McCann died while on their way to a debs ball in Monaghan on Monday night. A funeral service for Dlava takes place in Clonskeagh Mosque in Dublin later - her cortege left Clones this morning and is arriving in the capital around now.

Requiem mass for Kiea takes place at the Sacred Heart Chapel in Clones at 2pm today. Meanwhile, Largy College, where both girls were students, is providing buses for mourners to travel to and from Dublin for the funerals.

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Fr Corrigan, says people in the town are numb at the scale of the loss. "There is very much a mood of sadness and heartbreak; a mood of feeling very sad for the families. They are going through a very, very difficult period. So yes, there is a sense of heartbreak and sadness, even numbness at the deaths of two young people," he added.

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