Sad­ness at death of mum Laura, 31

Gorey Guardian - - FRONT PAGE - By SARA GA­HAN

THERE WAS wide­spread sad­ness last week when news broke of the un­timely pass­ing of young mother Laura Law­less.

The 31-year-old, from Tober­a­gal, Boolavogue, was found in an un­re­spon­sive state in a book­mak­ers in Gorey last Wed­nes­day.

A spokesper­son from Gorey Garda Sta­tion said they re­ceived a call around 1.15 p.m. to say the woman had col­lapsed. When they ar­rived, they called emer­gency services, who at­tended and per­formed CPR on her.

‘Un­for­tu­nately she was pro­nounced dead at the scene,’ said the Garda spokesper­son.

The death of Laura is be­ing treated as a per­sonal tragedy.

Hun­dreds of mourn­ers gath­ered for Laura’s fu­neral Mass at St Cor­mac’s Church, Boolavogue, on Sun­day, to bid a fi­nal farewell, fol­lowed by burial af­ter­wards in Bal­ly­gar­rett Cemetery.

She will be sadly missed by her par­ents Louise and Alec, son Oisin, sib­lings Alec, Richard, James and Mary, sis­terin-law Jacque, granny, un­cles, cousins, friend Gary, nieces, neph­ews, rel­a­tives and friends.

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A SENSE of shock per­vaded the close-knit com­mu­nity of Boolavogue last week as news broke of the sud­den pass­ing of a young mother of one. Laura Law­less (31) of Tober­gal, Boolavogue, was found un­con­scious in a book­mak­ers in Gorey town on Wed­nes­day of last week.

A garda spokesper­son said that they had re­ceived a call from the book­ies at around 1.15 p.m. to say a woman had col­lapsed. ‘When we ar­rived she was in an un­re­spon­sive state and we called emer­gency services,’ they said. ‘They per­formed CPR on her and un­for­tu­nately she was pro­nounced dead at the scene.’ The death is be­ing treated as a per­sonal tragedy.

Fol­low­ing the news, there has been an out­pour­ing of grief on so­cial me­dia with friends and fam­ily shar­ing mem­o­ries of a great char­ac­ter, and an ‘in­cred­i­ble girl’. One friend de­scribed the 31 year-old as a ‘funny, clever, kind and gen­er­ous per­son’ who she said con­sis­tently amazed peo­ple with her gen­eros­ity.

Laura was said to have been liv­ing in En­nis­cor­thy up un­til the time of her tragic pass­ing and had re­cently re-en­tered ed­u­ca­tion, start­ing a course in the last month. A for­mer stu­dent of Gorey Com­mu­nity School and Sel­skar Col­lege, Laura also stud­ied in Gorey Fur­ther Ed­u­ca­tion and Training Cen­tre in re­cent years.

Laura’s heart­bro­ken par­ents are well-known within the lo­cal com­mu­nity of Boolavogue as pro­pri­etors of the lo­cal shop and post of­fice. Na­tives of Bal­ly­gar­rett, they bought the busi­ness back in 1996 and it has be­come the cen­tral hub of the vil­lage. Sadly, it was to be­come the site of mourn­ing this week as reg­u­lar cus­tomers and friends of the fam­ily of­fered their sin­cer­est sym­pa­thies on the pass­ing of a young woman with her whole life ahead of her.

Hun­dreds of mourn­ers filled St Cor­mac’s Church in Boolavogue on Sun­day af­ter­noon for Laura’s fu­neral mass and af­ter­wards she was laid to rest in Bal­ly­gar­rett Cemetery.

She will be sadly missed by her par­ents Louise and Alec, son Oisin, sib­lings Alec, Richard, James and Mary, sis­terin-law Jacque, granny, un­cles, cousins, her friend Gary, nieces, neph­ews, rel­a­tives and friends.

The late Laura Law­less.

The scene at Boyle­sports in Gorey last Wed­nes­day.

The late Laura Law­less.

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