Local woman dies after incident on farm

Aisling Kiernan

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Aisling Kiernan

A local woman has been trampled to death by cattle on the family farm. Lucy O’Connor (nee Moroney) of Kilrooskey, Co Roscommon died on Wednesday evening after cattle - she and her son’s girlfriend, Sharon Trimble, were attending to - became agitated by a cat and subsequently attacked them.

A local woman has been trampled to death by cattle on the family farm.

Lucy O’Connor (nee Moroney) of Kilrooskey, Co Roscommon died on Wednesday evening after cattle - she and her son’s girlfriend, Sharon Trimble, were attending to - became agitated by a cat and subsequently attacked them.

Mrs O’Connor died while Ms Trimble was transferred to a nearby hospital where she is currently receiving medical attention.

Speaking to the media earlier, Fr John McManus PP, Kilgefin said the community was “stunned” by what had happened.

“The sense of shock and disbelief in the area is palpable,” he said, adding “Lucy was a lovely woman and was regarded as a wonderful neighbour and friend”.

The late Mrs O’Connor was also very well known throuh her work at the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon and at the Sacred Heart Hospital.

“Stunned best sums up the way people are feeling about this today,” Fr McManus continued. “There is such sadness over what has happened and our deepest sympathies go out to Pat and all of Lucy’s family.”

Fr McManus also said that everyone’s thoughts and prayers were with Ms Trimble whom he said, “was injured in the incident”.

Mrs O’Connor will repose at her home on Saturday from 2-7pm. Removal on Sunday to St Mary’s Church, Ballagh for Mass of the Resurrection at 12:30pm with burial afterwards in Kilgefin Cemetery.

She is survived by her husband Patsy, daughter Una and sons Peter, Kevin, David and Patrick, sisters, brothers, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren. nephews, nieces, relatives and many friends. May she Rest in Peace.