Sad passing of Ceilí (15)

By Dan Walsh

Many tributes have been paid to the family, teachers, fellow students and many communities following the death of Ceilí McInerney, (15), which occurred in Crumlin Hospital, Dublin, on Monday. News of her untimely death caused shock and feelings of great loss in The Ballagh and Kilmuckridge communities.


A Transition Year student, Ceilí became unwell while attending the Open Evening at Coláiste an Átha, Kilmuckridge, last Thursday evening.

She received medical attention from First Responders at the scene before removal to Wexford Hospital and Crumlin Hospital, Dublin, where sadly she passed away on Monday.

Many tributes have been paid to Ceilí. At Tuesday’s meeting of Gorey-Kilmuckridge Municipal District Council, Cllr Mary Farrell, who is a First Responder and Chair of the Board of Management at Coláiste an Átha expressed sympathy to the family, teachers and fellow students.

Coláiste an Átha posted on social media; “It is with heavy hearts that we must announce the passing of TY student Céilí McInerney this week. As a school we are devastated by the loss of such a beautiful soul. Our spirits were buoyed today listening to the many wonderful stories about her kindness, her fierce loyalty, her sense of fun and her sense of adventure. She left a lasting impression on everyone she met.
“The entire Coláiste an Átha school community would like to offer our sincere condolences to Céilí’s family and friends at this sad time. She will be sadly missed by everyone that knew her. May her gentle soul rest in eternal peace.” 

FAMILY NOTICE; The death has occurred of Ceilí McInerney, 5, Cluain Mhic Tire, The Ballagh, Enniscorthy. Unexpectedly, aged 15 years in the loving care of the staff at Crumlin Children’s Hospital surrounded by her heartbroken family.

Ceilí will forever be remembered and loved by her parents Carol and Ciaran and their partners Alan and Deborah, her loving brothers and sister Ciaran, Stephen, Shannan, Aaron, Ceidhlim and Cadán and their partners Cathy, Trinny and Anto, her nephew Jacob, her grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and many friends.

Reposing at her home tomorrow (Wednesday) from 2 o’ clock to 7 o’ clock. A celebration of Ceili’s life will take place at Newlands Cross Crematorium on Thursday afternoon at 2 o’ clock followed by cremation. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to The Asthma Society.

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