Three people, including a pensioner on her way to Mass, lost their lives in separate road accidents in the locality over the weekend.
Mrs Elizabeth (Lily) Kelly was one of four women, all in their 70s, who were struck by a neighbour’s car in the car park of Tramore’s Holy Cross Church on Summerhill on Saturday evening.
The deceased, from 10 Roselawn in the town, was with her three sisters at the time, Teresa and Margaret Hedigan and Anne Campbell, all of whom sustained injuries. Two of the women, whose injuries are not life-threatening, were treated at the hospital while a third, who had suffered minor injuries, was discharged. Originally from the West Clare village of Cooraclare, the sisters are related to RTE’s GAA commentator Marty Morrissey. They attended Mass at the Holy Cross Church together every week.
Sergeant Eamonn Owens of Tramore Garda Station said the tragic incident was under investigation. “We know the person who was driving the car involved. The accident happened while the car was in the process of carrying out a parking manoeuvre. We have put out appeals for eyewitnesses to come forward.”
Mrs Kelly was predeceased by her husband Sean some years ago and is survived by her son Michael and daughters Mary, Geraldine, Eilish and Margaretta. She was buried in the Holy Cross cemetery on Tuesday morning.
Earlier on Saturday, 23-year-old Susan Wall was killed in a single-vehicle crash at Kilmacomma, Clonmel, Co Tipperary at about 3.45am. She was pronounced dead at the scene and her body was removed to South Tipperary General Hospital.
Meanwhile a 31-year-old motorcyclist was killed on the Powerstown Road in Clonmel on Sunday night. The deceased, named locally as Andrew McGrath, lost control of his motorcycle at about 10.40 pm. No other vehicle was involved in the incident. A stretch of the Powerstown Road from the church to the school was closed throughout Monday, as the garda technical investigation unit examined the scene.