Funeral for Bolger brothers in Passage East

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Paul, Shane and Kenny Bolger died after their boat capsized at Tramore Bay.
Paul, Shane and Kenny Bolger died after their boat capsized at Tramore Bay.
The three Bolger brothers drowned on Wednesday
The three Bolger brothers drowned on Wednesday
Funerals of Paul, Shane and Kenny Bolger have taken place
Funerals of Paul, Shane and Kenny Bolger have taken place

The funeral of three brothers who died in a fishing tragedy on Wednesday has taken place in Passage East.

Paul, Shane and Kenny Bolger from Passage East died after their 19ft punt capsized at Tramore Bay.

All three were brought to St John the Baptist Church in Crooke for funeral mass.

Shane and Kenny were buried in the nearby cemetery, while Paul was brought to Faithlegg cemetery.

The funeral was the largest in the area in living memory, with mourners travelling from as far away as Donegal and Kerry, as well as relatives from abroad.

The mass was attended by the Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney, the President’s Aide de Comp James Galvin and a number of TDs and Senators.