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14-year-old who died after tractor slid down hill to be laid to rest

The young teenager, who died in a farm accident in Co. Clare last week, has been named locally.

John Brennan (14) sustained fatal injures in a tractor-related incident, as reported by us here.

The first-year student at Ennistymon Vocational School will be laid to rest today (Monday, April 27th).

‘Reeling’

In a statement, on Thursday (April 23rd), a spokesperson for Ennistymon Parish Clare, said: “Our parish community is reeling today following the news of the accidental death of one of last year confirmation students from Lahinch National School and now a 1st-year [student] at Ennistymon Vocational School this Thursday morning (April 23rd, 2020) on the family farm.

“Young John Brennan of Maughna and Kilcornan died after the tractor he was driving, slid down a hill.”

Our prayers and condolences are extended to his mother, Sharon O’ Hallorann, & his dad, David Brennan, his sister, who was to be confirmed next month – a student of sixth-class in Lahinch National School, his grandparents (Phyllis & George / Mairead & J. J.) aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives, neighbours, teachers, staff, board of management and fellow students of Ennistymon Vocational School, former teachers, staff, board of management and fellow students of Lahinch National School, many friends and the extended Brennan & O’ Halloran families.”

“May he remain forever young in the presence of God waiting for us to come and join him in the future.”

“Until then Lord, welcome him home and shower graces upon his immediate and extended family, all parents, students and all our community at this sad and difficult time for them and particularly during this COVID-19 lockdown.” the statement concluded.

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