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'One in a million' Tragic mum-of-three Nuala Kenny to be laid to rest following horrific Roscommon house fire

Nuala will be laid to rest in Moore Cemetery tomorrow morning after Mass in Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Clonfad


Nuala Kenny RIP

Nuala Kenny RIP

Nuala Kenny RIP

Hundreds of condolences have poured in for mum Nuala Kenny following her death in a horrific house fire in Co Roscommon. 

The mum-of-three, who was in her 40s, perished in the blaze alongside Joe Tumulty at Rooty Cross, Drumalya, a townland close to the Galway border on May 13.

"Gentle soul" Nuala will be laid to rest in Moore Cemetery tomorrow morning after Mass in Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Clonfad.

Mass will be celebrated for Nuala who was predeceased by her mum Rosaleen, twin brother Fergal and nephew Damien.

Her death notice on RIP.ie states that Nuala was the “beloved mother of Daniel, Adam and Evan.

“She will be deeply missed by her sons, their father Paul, her father Martin, sisters, Bernie (Hendrick), Roisin (Rogerson) and Catherine (Hendrick), brothers, Gerry and Tommie, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, extended family, neighbours and friends,” the notice reads.

Of the many message of condolences left for Nuala is one that simply states: “May her gentle soul Rest In Peace.”

“Nuala was one in a million,” another adds. “ She will be sadly missed and in our hearts forever.”

One person has written: “Deepest sympathies to Daniel, Adam and Evan and the Kenny and McMorrow families on the sudden passing of Nuala. May her kind and gentle soul Rest in Peace.”

Another states: “Sincere condolences to the Kenny and the McMorrow families and her adorable sons Daniel Adam and Evan on the tragic and untimely passing of Nuala. May God grant her everlasting peace.”

Speaking to independent.ie shortly after the tragedy, local parish priest Fr Michael Molloy said the news had sent shockwaves through the area.

“It's a very difficult morning to hear that tragic news, of fire at any time and the loss of life at any time, it sends shockwaves through the parish,” he said.

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“This little parish bordering the parish of Ballinasloe, I am speaking also on behalf of Fr John Garvey and the community of that end of the parish, we are meeting together with the two parishes, so shockwaves have gone across both of them.

“It has been a very difficult morning for the families concerned and in a small, close-knit community where people know each other, it has been very, very difficult.

“They were just quiet people who went about their business and looked after their families.

“They would have been well-known in the area. They were very popular people in the area and very nice people. In a close community like this everyone knows each other and it is really a very difficult day for everybody.

“It is just a very, very tragic day and our sympathies and our prayers go to these people.

“May they rest in peace.”

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