Prayers were held for the tragic Lorna Woodnutt in Offaly early on Sunday morning, reports The Mirror.
A 40-year-old woman died on Friday in tragic circumstances.
During the service in the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Fr. Joseph Campbell prayed for Mrs. Woodnutt’s “repose of the soul,” reports The Mirror.
He also urged the bereaved to pray that the woman’s family receives the “support” they need at this time.
Tributes poured in over the weekend after Ms Woodnut’s death.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar expressed his condolences to the families and communities affected by the tragic event.
Speaking to reporters on Saturday, Mr Varadkar said: “I’ve heard the news of the really terrible events that happened, where a woman was killed and our condolences go to everyone affected and our thoughts and prayers are with the family and the community,” reports The Mirror.
A number of people also paid tribute to Ms Woodnut on social media, with one person who knew her writing on Facebook: “There are no words for something like this. Lorna lived up the road from me when I was younger, and was a lovely person. My dad used to have a chat with her and her sisters at the gate, they always had time for him, with a smile and a laugh. Our thoughts and love go out to Lorna’s family and close friends. Rest in peace, Lorna,” reports The Mirror.
Another person wrote online: “Heartbreaking beyond words rest in peace your gentle soul,” with another person adding: “Eternal rest grant onto Lorna, it’s beyond words. Prayers today for all touched by this tragedy in the Midlands of Ireland,” reports The Mirror.
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