Town of Castleblayney donates over €6,000 to help local teenager with her recovery

The town of Castleblayney has donated over €6,000 to help local teenager Kym Owens with her recovery after she suffered serious injuries walking home to her student digs.

The 18-year-old remains in intensive care as a result of injuries she received walking through Moyglare Abbey in Maynooth last month.

Friends and family of Kym have started fundraising in her name in a bid to help her recovery.

So far, a number of efforts have resulted in over €20,000 being raised to aid her recovery.

Gardaí have not ruled out that a fall may have caused her injuries, however, they originally believed Owens was the victim of a violent assault.

Elizabeth Mullholland, PRO for the Castleblayney fundraising group says the community are doing all they can to support Kym’s medical expenses.