Published Wednesday, 06 June 2012
Gardai are treating the little girl's death as a tragic accident. (© Pacemaker)
Gardaí are said to be treating Saturday's incident as a tragic accident.
According to the Irish Independent, the caravan was reversing when it struck the two-year-old as she played on a remote beach near Ballycastle on Mayo's north coast.
Parents across the entire province will share with them their sadness - an accident such as this is the dread and fear of all parents.
Robin Newton, DUP MLA
The toddler - who was taken to hospital in Castlebar, where efforts were made to save her - has been named as Erin Thomson from the Gilnahirk area of east Belfast.
A post-mortem has been carried out and the little girl's body returned home ahead of her funeral.
East Belfast DUP MLA Robin Newtown said the tragedy would bring heartache to the entire community.
"This will cause sorrow to the family, the person involved in the accident, and the wider community," he said.
"The parents of young Erin Thompson will need the prayerful support of all who know them and the wider community in the coming days, weeks, and months."