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Funeral Preparations Introduced for Tragic Ballybunion Swimmers

Funeral preparations have been introduced for the brother and sister who tragically died swimming off Ballybunion seashore in north Kerry.

Esmond ‘Dessie’ Byrne (52) and his sister Muriel Eriksson (62) died within the incident Thursday afternoon.

The 2 siblings died after stepping into hassle whereas swimming.

The vacationers had solely arrived in Ballybunion days earlier than the tragedy.

Mr Byrne’s teenage son was on the seashore when the tragedy unfolded, and he was then handled for shock earlier than being reunited with members of the family.

Initially from Athlone, Mr Byrne has been primarily based in Lecarrow in Roscommon for a few years and labored as a carpenter and carpet installer.

His older sister lived in Malmö in Sweden for the previous few years, however had very shut ties to Eire.

Ms Eriksson will relaxation together with her brother Dessie at his house in Roscommon on Monday evenings from 4pm to 8pm earlier than being transferred to St John’s Church, Lecarrow on Tuesday morning, arriving at midday for the Resurrection Mass.

Mr Byrne might be buried afterwards within the native cemetery, whereas Mrs Eriksson might be cremated at Lakelands Crematorium, Cavan at 4pm on Wednesday.

A funeral discover on RIP.ie mentioned Ms Eriksson died tragically alongside together with her brother Dessie.

The message learn: “Sadly missed by her bereaved husband Kris, son John, daughter-in-law My, grandson Liam, brothers Kenny, Donal, Justin and Colm, sisters-in-law Maggie and Nong, Dessie’s companion Paulette, aunts Kathleen and Kay, uncle John, cousins, cousins, family, neighbors and his many shut buddies.”

Mr Byrne’s funeral discover states that he “handed away tragically alongside together with his sister Muriel”.

“Sadly missed by his bereaved companion Paulette, sons Dean and Josh, Paulette’s daughter Regina and her sons Blake and Jace, brothers Kenny, Donal, Justin and Colm, brother-in-law Kris (Sweden), sisters-in-law Maggie and Nong, aunts Kathleen and Kay, uncle John, cousins, family, neighbors and his many shut buddies.”

“The Eriksson and Byrne Households thanks to your assist at the moment.”

Gardaí will put together a file subsequent yr for a Kerry coroner’s investigation.

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