Hundreds of people have attended the funeral of student Patrick Halpin, who died in London earlier this month. 

The 18-year-old, who was from Loughrea, Galway was found dead after disappearing while on a night out. 

Students from Dublin City University, where Mr Halpin was studying, were among those attending the funeral service this afternoon at Loughrea's St Brendan's Cathedral.

After the funeral Mr Halpin's remains were buried in Kilnadeema cemetery.

Patrick's sister Regina Ní Halpin asked the congregation to be glad that they knew Patrick and joyful that he touched their lives.

Celebrant Father Joe Clarke spoke about the part played by social media following Patrick's disappearance.