Mass to celebrate life of teenage girl killed in tractor crash
Large crowds are expected at a mass to celebrate the life of a popular teenage girl, tragically killed in a road accident involving a tractor on Tuesday night, will take place this evening.
Keely McGivney (17) from London was one of two teenagers travelling in the tractor at approximately 11pm on Tuesday night when it hit a ditch at Loughduff. The accident occurred on the L2514, a narrow local road close to Middletown Cross.
The driver of the tractor, a male also aged in his late teens, was uninjured.
Keely, whose mother Lily is originally from the area, is a member of the popular O'Reilly family. She had planned to stay and work in Cavan for the summer and was due to celebrate her 18th birthday here in July.
She had a large network of relatives and friends in the area and was a familiar face in the locality.
The Mass to celebrate Keely's life will take place in St Joseph's Church Loughduff this evening at 7pm. She will repose at Lakelands Funeral Home and Crematorium Cavan (H12RF78) tomorrow (Friday), June 2, from 5.30-7.30pm. Keely will be buried in London at a later date.
She was predeceased by her father Martin; her grandparents Brian and Bridie O'Reilly and her grandfather Mickey McGivney (London). Keely was the adored daughter of Lily (O'Reilly) and sister of Michael. She is deeply regretted by her sorrowing family - her grandmother Kathleen McGivney (London); her uncles Padraig O'Reilly, (Breda Kiernan), Kieran McGivney (Juls) (London), Andrew McGivney, (Clare) (London); her aunts Mairead (Peter Shiels) and Trisha (Tom Goodman); her cousins Annie-May, Rosie, Elsie, Danny, Lucas and Thalia; extended family and a close circle of friends in both Cavan and London.