Girl (4) who died in Enniscrone tragedy to be laid to rest today

FOUR-year-old Alice Kitty Dunleavy, who died after being struck by a car in an Enniscrone caravan park, will be laid to rest today.

Alice, from 'Dunell', Lord Edward Street, Ballina, was daughter of John and Ann Marie and sister of Rose and April, and granddaughter of Michael and Eithne Dunleavy and Michael and Claire Courell.

Emergency services and gardaí attended the scene of the accident on Friday afternoon and Alice was taken by ambulance to University Hospital Sligo, where she later died.

Alice reposed at McGowan's Funeral Home in Ballina last evening where a numbed community paid their respects in large numbers. The funeral will arrive to St. Muredach’s Cathedral today for Mass of the Angels at 1.30 p.m., proceeding afterwards to Leigue Cemetery, Ballina. Mass of the Angels will be live streamed on

The Dunleavy family are highly regarded and well known locally, and have close connections with Ballina Stephenites GAA Club. As a mark of respect, a planned Under 11 blitz on Saturday to celebrate 50 years of the club's Bord na nÓg was cancelled.