Monday, July 25, 2022

Sarah Slater

A two-year-old girl has died following a tragic accident involving a paddling pool in Co Laois.

Hannah Kealy, from Cremorgan, Timahoe, Co Laois was playing in the pool when the accident occurred close to her home on Friday evening.

Emergency services rushed to the scene and Hannah was taken by ambulance to Temple Street Children’s University Hospital in Dublin where medical teams strived to keep her alive.

However, little Hannah passed away on Sunday surrounded by her parents Marie and Denis and sister Ella.

The tight-knit Laois Community of Timahoe and Stradbally have been left devastated by her death and circumstances surrounding it.

Tributes were paid to the family at a meeting of Laois County Council on Monday morning.

As a mark of respect to the grieving family, GAA activity in the Timahoe and St Joseph’s clubs were cancelled over the weekend.

Hannah is also survived by her grandparents Margaret and John Cahill and Margaret and Tom Kealy along with cherished dog Ruben, aunts and uncles, Sharon, Orlaith, Brian, Kelley, Liz and Stephen, Aising, cousins Shauna, Eve, Darragh and Conor.

Her funeral details are yet to be announced.

In tribute Cloneen Hurling club said: “Our heartfelt condolences to Marie, Denis and the Cahill and Kealy Families on the very sad passing of Hannah, our hearts are broken for you all and you are in our thoughts at this very sad time. Rest in peace beautiful Hannah”.

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