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Cork: Funeral of Baltimore victim
04 Jul 2015 14:02
The funeral of Niamh O'Connor, the 20-year-old from Cork who died after falling into the sea at Baltimore, has taken place this morning.
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She was one of a group of people who were understood to have been walking close to the Beacon on Tuesday when one of them fell into the sea and two others attempted a rescue before all three got into difficulty.
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The alarm was raised at 6.40pm by a fourth person who remained on the shoreline during the incident.
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The bodies of Niamh O'Connor, and Barry's father, Barry Ryan, were recovered from the sea on Tuesday. The search is continuing for 20-year-old Barry Davis Ryan, Niamh's boyfriend.
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Requiem mass for Ms O'Connor took place today at The Sacred Heart Church, Glounthaune. with funeral afterwards to St Catherine’s Cemetery, Kilcully.
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Paul O'Connor, Niamh’s father, remembered his outgoing, vibrant daughter.
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"From the moment she was born we used to say that Niamh was going to turn out to be a stunner. She was beautiful inside and out. Niamh lived her short life to the full refusing no invitation to party. I honestly believe my Niamh would go to the opening of an envelope."
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Mr O'Connor said it was very evident that Barry was the "love of Niamh's life".
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"He idolised her and she idolised him. He was her soul mate. Niamh we love you and as the song states 'this world was never meant for one as beautiful as you.'
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"We love you always and forever."
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Chief celebrant at the mass Fr John Heinhold said Niamh's parents Paul and Catherine and her sister Clodagh had been plunged in to darkness following the news of her tragic passing.
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Meanwhile, a search of the shoreline in Baltimore has resumed for Barry Davis Ryan, who has now been missing for four days.
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The search began at 8am with boat patrols by the Coastguard and Schull Community Rescue. There has been no diving possible today due to unfavourable sea conditions.
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Barry Ryan, 51, a son of Penneys founder Arthur Ryan, was a senior executive with the retail clothing company.
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