Connemara funeral of young Irishman Thomas Keaney assaulted in Australia

Friday 17 January 2014 19.21
Thomas Keaney was attacked shortly before Christmas
Thomas Keaney was attacked shortly before Christmas

The funeral of Thomas Keaney, the young Irishman who died following an assault in Australia shortly before Christmas, took place in Roundstone in Connemara today.

The 23-year-old is survived by his parents Tom and Ann, two sisters and a brother.

During his homily, Father James Ronayne said that while Thomas Keaney's death was a great tragedy, his life was not a tragedy.

He said his family showed great generosity in donating his organs and that four lives were changed because of this.

Thomas Keaney was laid to rest in nearby Gurteen cemetery.