The funerals have taken place of a mother and daughter who were killed following a crash in Co Cork.

The coffins of Geraldine and Louise Clancy were carried into St Martin's Church by family members as locals packed the church and an adjoining hall where the mass was delivered over a loud speaker.

Geraldine, 58, and her daughter Louise, 22, died close to their home in Kilworth in a two-car collision on the R667 Fermoy to Ballyduff road shortly before 11.40am on Tuesday.

They were heading towards nearby Fermoy when the accident occurred.

It is understood the car left the road upon impact and ended up in a tributary of the Blackwater River.

The sole female occupant of the other car involved in the collision was not seriously injured.

Declan Clancy stressed that his late mother and sister would forever be missed as they were the very heart and soul of the family.

He said his father Noel proposed to his mother Geraldine at their very first meeting.

The only catch was that he was proposing her for a position in the local Macra na Feirme executive - the actual marriage proposal came a bit later.

Declan said the Clancy house was a very happy and content home.

"(Geraldine) was a brilliant mam and wife. We all loved her dearly. We were a very happy family. She was the best mam anyone could have asked for. She loved us. She encouraged us. She made sure we had every opportunity in life. Her love for us and dad was endless."

Declan told mourners that his sister, Louise, packed a lot in to her 22 years of life.

"It would take hours to tell all her stories. As a sister Louise was the best you could ask for. She shone bright with excitement. She was the most genuine person we knew. She had many true friends that she loved and who loved her in return. Louise was herself at all times. Louise was warm hearted clever and funny."

Declan added that Louise was the bravest and kindest person he had ever met.

"Things were really going her way over the last two years. She was storming it at university. Her journalistic ambitions were taking off. She had a boyfriend she really loved. When she passed away it was the happiest she had ever been. "

Parish priest, Fr Donal Leahy, said the deaths of mother and daughter had brought the parish together and that locals were doing their utmost to help the bereaved.

He joked that Geraldine was such a good wife and mother that Noel hardly knew how to boil an egg.

He said Louise, a third year arts student at UCC, was a talented writer who had much to offer the world.

She was studying English and Sociology and had returned home to Kilworth froman Erasmus exchange at the University of Sussex for the Christmas break.

A frequent blogger she had won awards for her writing.

Louise and Geraldine were laid to rest at St Michael's Cemetery in Ballyduff, Co Waterford following noon mass in Kilworth.