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'Lovely people' Tragic Kerry family found dead in suspected murder-suicide named locally

The family are well-known in the community and have been described as "gentle, lovely people”.

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The scene of the double murder suicide in Ballyreehan, Lixnaw where a mother, father and son were found dead last night. Photo by Domnick Walsh.

The scene of the double murder suicide in Ballyreehan, Lixnaw where a mother, father and son were found dead last night. Photo by Domnick Walsh.

The scene of the double murder suicide in Ballyreehan, Lixnaw where a mother, father and son were found dead last night. Photo by Domnick Walsh.

The three members of a family who died in a double murder-suicide in Lixnaw, Co Kerry last night have been named locally.

Eileen O’Sullivan (60s) and her son Jamie (23) were discovered in their beds.

Eileen’s partner Mossie (60s) was discovered to the rear of the house.

The community in Lixnaw are shocked and horrified at the news that broke last night and this morning of a double murder suicide in the community.

The family are well-known in the community and have been described as "gentle, lovely people”.

The alarm was raised by a neighbour who called to the family’s home outside the village of Lixnaw, in the north of the county, at around 9pm yesterday evening.

They discovered the lifeless body of Eileen inside the house and immediately raised the alarm.

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