Ballyhaunis teacher dies from injuries sustained in traffic accident

Tuesday, 15th January, 2019 4:58pm

Ballyhaunis teacher dies from injuries sustained in traffic accident

A member of the teaching staff of Ballyhaunis Community School has died in hospital from injuries sustained in a traffic accident.

The death was announced today of Anne Grogan (nèe Keane), a mother-of-three, Cloonlough, Ballinlough, and formerly Barrinagh, Granlahan, Co. Roscommon.

She suffered injuries when her car was involved in a collision at Ballinlough last Friday, an accident in which a lorry and van were also involved.

Aged in her early 30s, the deceased was a much-loved personality held in very high regard in the community.

News of her passing has cast a deep shadow of sorrow and immense loss across a wide area.

She is survived by her husband Ciaran, children Oisìn, Odràn and baby Àine, parents Mattie and Phil, brothers and sisters Marty, Tommy, Mary, Sylvia, David and Jackie, parents-in-law Joe and Breda, extended family, neighbours, friends and the pupils and staff of Ballyhaunis Community School, to whom deepest sympathy is tendered.

In a tribute on its website, Ballyhaunis Community School said the deceased was a much loved member of the school community, admired and respected by both students and staff.

"We will miss Anne's dedication and professionalism as a teacher and, above all, we will miss her kindness and her warmth as a good friend.

"Her loss is felt profoundly by the school community and this is only a shadow of the grief borne by her husband, children, parents, brothers and sisters."

The deceased was a prominent member of Michael Glaveys GAA Club.

Her remains will be reposing at McDonagh's Funeral Home, Castlerea, on Thursday evening from 4 to 7 p.m.

Requiem Mass takes place on Friday in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Ballinlough, at 1.30 p.m. with burial afterwards in the local cemetery.

May her gentle soul rest in peace.

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