The funeral has taken place of brother and sister Dessie Byrne and Muriel Eriksson, who drowned while holidaying in Ballybunion in Co Kerry last Thursday.

In his Homily at St John's Church in Lecarrow, Co Roscommon, Fr Ray Milton said there was absolute shock and disbelief at the tragic circumstances and untimely deaths of the two siblings.

He said it was a sad day for both the community here and in Athlone, where they grew up, and in Malmo, Sweden where Muriel was living.

Addressing their immediate and extended families, Fr Milton said the sense of bewilderment cannot come close to what they are feeling at this time.

"Our words seem useless and inadequate and maybe unhelpful at times," he said.

"We can only hope and pray that our presence will support you through these darkest of days."