Funeral for sister of suicide teen

Published Saturday, 15 December 2012
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The funeral of a 15-year-old girl who took her own life after her sister's suicide has been held in Co Donegal.

Funeral for sister of suicide teen
Shannon and Erin Gallagher. (© Pacemaker)

Shannon Gallagher was found dead at about midnight on Wednesday, at a property in the Castlefin area, several miles from her home.

She was laid to rest at St Mary's in Stranorlar on Saturday - the same church as her 13-year-old sister Erin, who was found dead at the family home in Ballybofey two months ago.

Donegal Daily reporter Stephen Maguire said: "The last time the funeral took place Shannon was the chief mourner alongside her mother Lorraine, but unfortunately Lorraine is on her own today and burying her second child in the space of weeks."

After the funeral mass Shannon was buried at Castlefin Cemetery.

© UTV News
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6 Comments
Gillian in Portrush wrote (733 days ago):
This is disgusting...how cruel some people are, bullies is far too pleasant a word for them! RIP girls, and God bless your Mother, you are all in my prayers!
Miss H in belfast wrote (733 days ago):
Such a sad story, no mother should ever have to go through such a tradgey, can't imagine what the family are going through! Thoughts and prayers are with the family at this very difficult time xxx
marie in belast wrote (734 days ago):
heart breaking news,lorraine youll be in my prayers cant imagine what your going through as a mother of four myself thoughts are with you god bless xx
heartbroken x in Omagh wrote (735 days ago):
Their poor poor mummy god love her xx
David McCoy in Belfast wrote (735 days ago):
They should arrest everyone who was teasing them and put a few in prison because if this is not a crime what is? God bless the memory of these 2 completely innocent vulnerable girls.
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