Tragic deaths shock


Bray People - - Front Page - Paula BURNS

THE OLD­COURT ES­TATE in Bray was touched by two tragic deaths at the week­end, one of a young woman who spent all her life there be­fore mov­ing out just a month ago, and the other of a young man who had lived there in re­cent years.

Sarah Kelly, aged 22, was found dead in her new home in Balt­in­glass on Sun­day af­ter­noon. Ear­lier that day, Mark Sheri­dan, aged 27 and orig­i­nally from Shankill, had also died af­ter fall­ing ill at a friend’s house.

The death of Sarah Kelly was par­tic­u­larly heart­break­ing, as her fam­ily was also hit by tragedy less than three years ago, when her younger sis­ter Lisa died in a fire in late 2005, aged just 13.

The alarm was raised shortly af­ter noon on Sun­day by Sarah’s boy­fiend Mark O’Reilly, and an am­bu­lance rushed to her new home at Church Lane in Balt­in­glass. Fran­tic at­tempts to re­sus­ci­tate her proved un­suc­cess­ful, and she was pro­nounced dead at the scene.


FROM FRONT SARAH’S re­mains were then taken to Naas Gen­eral Hospi­tal for a post­mortem ex­am­i­na­tion.

Mean­while, Mark Sheri­dan fell ill while at a friend’s house.

He was taken to St. Colm­cille’s Hospi­tal in Lough­lin­stown, where he was pro­nounced dead a short time later.

The fu­neral of Sarah Kelly will take place to­day at St. Fer­gal’s Church at 10 a.m., and burial at Shanganagh Ceme­tery.

The fu­neral mass of Mark Sheri­dan will also take place this morn­ing at 10 a.m. at St. Anne’s Church in Grey­stones, and burial at Shanganagh Ceme­tery af­ter­wards.

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