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Lorcán Miller's funeral takes place in Dublin

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Lorcán Miller's remains are carried into the church
Lorcán Miller's remains are carried into the church
The service book for Lorcán Miller's funeral
The service book for Lorcán Miller's funeral
Lorcán Miller's remains are carried into the church
Lorcán Miller's remains are carried into the church
Lorcán Miller's remains arrive at the church in Shankill
Lorcán Miller's remains arrive at the church in Shankill
Members of the UCD hockey team form a guard of honour
Members of the UCD hockey team form a guard of honour

The family and friends of Lorcán Miller, who was killed in the Berkeley balcony tragedy last week, said goodbye to the 21-year-old student today in a moving ceremony.

The UCD medical student's remains were brought to Rathmichael Church in Shankill for the service, the sixth funeral this week for a young Irish student.

Lorcán's father Ken and mother Sinead, as well as his three siblings Jamie, Lucy and Poppy were the chief mourners as a large crowd attended the service, including a large number from his former school, St Andrews College in Booterstown.

Ken Miller broke down as he paid an emotional tribute to his "truly remarkable" son. "Lorcan was an extrovert who loved life and wasn't afraid to try new things," he told the congregation.

"He threw everything he had into everything he did," he added.

He also told the congregation of the postcard the student had sent on June 7 from his workplace.

"As part of my job I have to talk with customers and I always tell them about my amazing brother and sisters and how much I miss them," the post card read.
Lorcan signed off the card with 12 kisses.

The card arrived on the day the news broke of the tragedy.

A guard of honour was provided by members of the UCD hockey team 

Canon David Moynan led the service and Tanaiste Joan Burton and the U.S. Ambassador Kevin O'Malley were in attendance.

During the service friends of the popular student are providing the music, and songs from Coldplay and Adele are also being played.