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tragedy Funeral for tragic Mason O'Connell (4) to take place on Sunday

Little Mason TJ O’Connell-Conway from Carriage Court, Dublin Road and Rathbane in Limerick, died at Childrens Hospital Ireland, Temple Street, Dublin, last Tuesday.

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Mason O'Connell

Mason O'Connell

A four year old boy who died after sustaining a critical head injury in an apparent fall at a house in Limerick last weekend, is to be laid to rest this Sunday.

Little Mason TJ O’Connell-Conway from Carriage Court, Dublin Road and Rathbane in Limerick, died at Childrens Hospital Ireland, Temple Street, Dublin, last Tuesday.

Last Tuesday Gardaí said they were investigating all of the circumstances around the boy’s death but were “maintaining an open mind“ in their enquiries.

Gardaí stated that the results of a post mortem on the boy’s body “will determine the course of the investigation”. Gardai have not made any further comment or statement.

A funeral notice published this evening stated the boy passed away “following an accident” and was “sadly missed by his heartbroken parents, mother Elizabeth and father John Paul, brothers and sisters Michaela, Aaron, Bonnie and Kyle, Elizabeth’s partner Aaron, John Pauls partner Tegan, and his grandparents, Breda, Tony and John”.

The boy’s remains will be reposing at his grandmother’s home at Scanlan Park, Castleconnell on Saturday, 20th March, “for family and friends only“.

The boy’s funeral mass will be held at St Joseph’s Church, Castleconnell, at 11.30am Sunday, with burial afterwards in St Joseph’s cemetery, Castleconnell.

The boy’s family has requested mourners to “please adhere to Government guidelines regarding social distancing” during the funeral.

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