Funeral preparations for the tragic Balibonian swimmers have been introduced

Funeral preparations have been introduced for a brother and sister who tragically died whereas swimming off Ballybunion Seashore in north Kerry.

Esmond ‘Dessie’ Byrne, 52, and his sister, Muriel Erickson, 62, died within the crash on Thursday afternoon.

The 2 brothers died after experiencing problem whereas swimming.

Vacationers had arrived in Ballybunion solely days earlier than the tragedy.

Mr. Byrne’s teenage son was on the seashore when the tragedy unfolded, and he was handled for shock afterward, earlier than being reunited along with his kinfolk.

Mr. Byrne, initially from Athlone, had resided in Lecaro in Roscommon for a few years and labored as a carpenter and carpet performer.

His older sister has been dwelling in Malmö, Sweden throughout current years, however has maintained very shut ties to Eire.

Mrs. Erickson will relaxation, alongside along with her brother, Desi, at his residence in Roscommon on Monday night from 4pm to 8pm earlier than deportation Tuesday morning to St John’s Church, Lecaro, for Resurrection Mass at 12 midday.

Mr Byrne will then be buried on the native cemetery whereas Ms Erickson’s physique can be cremated on Wednesday at 4pm on the Lakelands crematorium, Cavan.

A funeral discover on stated Ms Erickson had “tragically handed away, alongside along with her brother Desi”.

The discover learn: “sadly she missed her grieving husband Chris, son of John, my daughter-in-law, grandson of Liam, brothers Kenny, Donal, Justin and Colm, sisters-in-law Maggie and Nong, companion of Desi Bullitt, Aunts Kathleen and Kay, Uncle John, nephews, and nieces, and kinfolk, and neighbors and plenty of of his good associates.”

Mr Byrne’s funeral discover stated he died “tragically, alongside along with his sister Muriel”.

“I’m sadly missed by his grieving companion Paulette, sons Dean and Josh, Paulette daughter Regina, sons Blake and Jess, brothers Kenny, Donal, Justin and Colm, son-in-law Chris (Sweden), sisters-in-law Maggie and Maggie Nong, aunts Kathleen and Kai, uncle John, nephews, nieces, kinfolk, neighbors and plenty of of his associates shut ones.”

“The Ericsson and Berne households thanks to your assist right now.”

Gardy will put together a file to query Kerry’s coroner subsequent 12 months.

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