A three-year-old boy who died after being hit by a car is to be buried on Monday


A three-year-old boy who died after being hit by a car at his home is to be laid to rest on Monday.

ittle Pádraig Denis Cunningham, of Kilcoora South, Broadford, Co Limerick, was fatally injured when a car hit him at his family farm at around 10.30am on Friday.

Emergency services tried valiantly to save him but he was pronounced dead a short time later at Limerick University Hospital.

Gardaí said they are treating it as a tragic accident.

The boy was a “darling and adored son of heartbroken parents Robert and Denise née McAuliffe, and much-loved brother of Áine, Maebh and Clodagh, darling grandson of Patsy and Margaret and of the late Denis and Anne McAuliffe,” reads -on in an obituary posted online.

“Very sadly missed by his parents, sisters, grandparents, aunts Aedín, Marion and the late Patricia, step-uncles Jerry and Pat, cousins, relatives, neighbors and friends,” he said. he declares.

An Angel Mass for the boy will be held at St Ita’s Church, Raheenagh, County Limerick, at 12.30pm on Monday, with burial immediately afterwards in Killeedy Cemetery.

“The Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of an incident on private property, Broadford, County Limerick, on Friday July 22, 2022. A 3-year-old child (boy) died over later as a result of his injuries,” said a statement from the Garda.

“A family liaison officer has been appointed to support the family at this time, no further information is available,” he added.

Family friend and non-party County Limerick local councilor Jerome Scanlan said: ‘We are all trying to come to terms with the tragic news in Ballyduhig it is just appalling a scary thing is happening my heart goes to the family .”

“It’s just a terrible scenario, it’s terrible for his mother and father, and his three sisters who are a few years older than him, the eldest who is twelve.”


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