| 13°C Dublin

devestating loss Funeral details announced for tragic Waterford teen (15) killed in workplace accident

His funeral cortege will pass by John Paul's pub Old Parish en route to Church of the Nativity of Our Lady, Old Parish

The funeral of the teenage Waterford boy who was killed in a workplace accident is to take place on Sunday. 

Dylan Doublet (15) from Old Parish, Co Waterford will be laid to rest after he was killed in a dumper truck accident on Wednesday.

It is understood the teenager suffered critical injuries when the vehicle overturned while he was in it in the townland of Hacketstown in Dungarvan at 4pm.

Gardai and emergency services rushed to the scene but the young man was sadly pronounced dead before he could be transferred to Cork University Hospital (CUH).

The HSA has been notified and will carry out an investigation.

His death notice states that Dylan of Colligan View, Dungarvan and Hacketstown, Old Parish, Dungarvan, Waterford will be “sadly missed by his heartbroken father Declan and mother Ingrid, sisters Samantha and Dayna, aunt Gemma, grandaunts Mary and Mags, nieces Shauna, Charley and Thea, aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends.

His funeral cortege will pass by John Paul's pub Old Parish at 2.40pm on Sunday, June 20 en route to Church of the Nativity of Our Lady, Old Parish..

People who wish to acknowledge the funeral cortege are encouraged to do so in line with social distancing

A recording of Dylan’s Funeral Mass will be available no later than 8.30pm.

In some of the many condolences left on his RIP.ie page there is a reference to Dylan as a “beautiful boy”.

“Sincere condolences to Declan, Ingrid and family on the sad loss of Dylan. May Dylan rest in peace,” one message reds.

Another adds: “Deepest condolences to Ingrid, Declan, Dylan and his older sister.. Dylan was such a beautiful boy, always full of life and a funny character, you will be deeply missed, thinking of you all at the this very sad and difficult time. Rest easy young man, forever.”

Another one reads: “I do not know what to say to Ingrid and Dylan's Dad at this unbelievable time. Please know that you and your son Dylan will always be in our thoughts.”

Sunday World Newsletter

Sign up for the latest news and updates

This field is required This field is required

Local councillor Séamus O’Donnell told The Irish Times that everyone in the Old Parish area is “really shocked” by the tragedy, but they are rallying around the family.

“We are a close community here and the family is very well known in the parish… Nothing like this has ever happened here before that I can remember,” he said.

“I sympathise deeply with the family. It is a real tragedy… This is so hard to face,” he added.

In the neighbouring but interconnected parish of Ring, Sinn Féin councillor Conor McGuinness said there was a “palpable sense of shock” across the area.

“These communities are close-knit. People know each other and are very good neighbours,” he said.

“Any tragedy of this kind is hard and cruel, but it really hits home when it is somebody so young and on the threshold of adolescence with a good summer ahead… It is very difficult to comprehend,” Mr McGuinness said.

Download the Sunday World app

Now download the free app for all the latest Sunday World News, Crime, Irish Showbiz and Sport. Available on Apple and Android devices

Top Videos