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paying respect Devastated community to line streets for Jennie Poole’s funeral on Tuesday

Jennie is to be laid to rest at Glasnevin Cemetery on Tuesday after 10am Mass at Saint Canice’s Church in Finglas Village.

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Jennie Poole

Jennie Poole

Jennie Poole

The devastated family of tragic mum Jennie Poole have asked the local community to line the route of her funeral cortège as she is laid to rest on Tuesday. 

Care worker Jennie (24) was fatally stabbed at her home in Melville Drive in Finglas, north Dublin, on Saturday afternoon,

Jennie is to be laid to rest at Glasnevin Cemetery on Tuesday after 10am Mass at Saint Canice’s Church in Finglas Village.

As Covid-19 restrictions remain in place, only 25 people can attend her funeral but those who wish to their respects can come out on the streets as the cortege makes its way to Erins Isle GAA Club grounds.

It will then pass her parent’s home on Ballygall Crescent before it arrives at Glasnevin Cemetery.

The “fun, loving, happy & hard working 24-year-old mother who lived for her babies”, was pronounced dead in Connolly Hospital after the incident at her home on Melville Drive on Saturday afternoon.

She leaves behind two children, Zack, aged four and Neveah, aged seven.

Gardai have arrested and charged a man in connection to her death.

Her death notice on RIP.ie states that Jennie died: “tragically, in the summer of her life”.

“Late of Beneavin Lodge Care Home and Erins Isle GAA Club. Predeceased by her Grandfather Jimmy Mooney.

"A mother, daughter, sister, friend and a devoted carer of the elderly in the heart of the community of Finglas.”

It adds: “Jennie, a wonderful and doting mother to her children Nevaeh and Zack, a beloved daughter of Jackie and Joe and a supportive and adored sister of Jason, David, Clare and Leona. Jennie will be dearly missed and remembered forever by her children, parents, sisters, brothers, grandparents... and all who knew and loved her.”

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It adds: “For people wishing to pay their respects and show support to her family and to honour Jennie on the morning of her funeral, they may line the route of her funeral procession.

“Her funeral cortege will depart from Finglas Place (opposite Rosehill House) at 9.45am and proceed on-foot towards Saint Canice’s Church. After Mass Jennie’s funeral cortege will drive to Erins Isle GAA Club grounds and later will pass her parent’s home on Ballygall Crescent as it makes its way to Glasnevin Cemetery.”

Condolences continue to flow in for Jennie and her family with one person writing on the page: “Thinking off the Poole family on the loss of their beautiful daughter mother and sister my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.”

Another adds: “No words will ease your pain today or any other day but rest assured that every family in Ireland will be praying for you.

"May God give you the strength you need for the future ahead. RIP Jennifer. Beautiful forever.”

Meanwhile, a GoFundMe set up on behalf of Jennie’s family to raise money for funeral costs with any extra going to her two young children has raised over €63,000, significantly surpassing the original €10,000 goal.

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