Car crash victim Saoirse Corrigan remembered as "gift from God" at funeral 4 months ago

Car crash victim Saoirse Corrigan remembered as "gift from God" at funeral

"Saoirse gave joy to her parents"

Saoirse Corrigan has been remembered as a "gift from God" at her funeral.

The 21-year-old teacher was tragically killed in a car crash on New Year's Eve in Meath.

Her partner Shane Gilchrist also died in the devastating crash.

Speaking at her funeral, Saoirse's loved ones said she was "beautiful inside and out".

Her funeral took place at St John the Baptist Church in Whitehall, Co Westmeath.

Parish priest Father Patrick Moore said Saoirse was a joy.

"Although far from being a saint, Saoirse, the Irish for freedom, gave joy to her parents, family members, work colleagues and friends."


"We pray for Orlene [Saoirse’s mother] and the family," he added.

Personal items were brought up to the alter during the ceremony. These included Saoirse's school diary, a pint glass from her time working in a pub, and GAA flags.

A photo of her and her late boyfriend Shane was also presented to symbolise their love.

Mum-of-three Julie Kehoe also lost her life in the harrowing N52 New Year's Eve collision.

Julie was driving with her three children when her car collided with another on the N52 in Kells, Co. Meath.

Her 12-year-old son Jack and two daughters aged 1-year-old and 3-weeks old were taken to hospital, but their injuries are not life-threatening.

Julie was also laid to rest this week. Speaking at her funeral in Co. Wexford, the priest said, “For 27 years, this star has been with her family and friends and what a wonderful 27 years they were; full of joy, happiness, divilment, fun and love.”