A local woman has been trampled to death by cattle on the family farm.
Lucy Oâ€™Connor (nee Moroney) of Kilrooskey, Co Roscommon died on Wednesday evening after cattle - she and her sonâ€™s girlfriend, Sharon Trimble, were attending to - became agitated by a cat and subsequently attacked them.
Mrs Oâ€™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 â€œstunnedâ€ by what had happened.
â€œThe sense of shock and disbelief in the area is palpable,â€ he said, adding â€œLucy was a lovely woman and was regarded as a wonderful neighbour and friendâ€.
The late Mrs Oâ€™Connor was also very well known throuh her work at the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon and at the Sacred Heart Hospital.
â€œStunned best sums up the way people are feeling about this today,â€ Fr McManus continued. â€œThere is such sadness over what has happened and our deepest sympathies go out to Pat and all of Lucyâ€™s family.â€
Fr McManus also said that everyoneâ€™s thoughts and prayers were with Ms Trimble whom he said, â€œwas injured in the incidentâ€.
Mrs Oâ€™Connor will repose at her home on Saturday from 2-7pm. Removal on Sunday to St Maryâ€™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.