Closing remarks at Funeral of Laura Brennan, RIP

Concluding Remarks at Funeral Liturgy for Laura Brennan, RIP, Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul, Wednesday, 26th of March, 2019



A dhaoine uaisle, a phobal Dé – As we conclude a most consoling and beautiful liturgy in remembrance of the life of Laura I thank everyone involved in the special ceremony.


Condolences and Sympathies

On behalf of the faith community of the parishes of Ennis and Clarecastle and the diocese of Killaloe I again extend my sympathies to all of Laura’s family and wide circle of friends.


An Extraordinary Life

I had the privilege of meeting Laura last month when she received her award for The Clare Person of the Yearat a ceremony in Dublin.   I knew immediately that evening I was in the presence of an outstanding and extraordinary person.  I was struck by her strength of character, her determination, her belief in what she was doing and above all by her warmth and humanity. We all know she was very special and she will be missed terribly, by so many, none moreso than her immediate family. However, as we heard here today and know well her legacy as a person and her advocacy will live on and achieve so much that is good, that is true, that is beautiful.


Assurance of Prayer

Bernie, Larry, Colin, Fergal, Kevin, relatives and friends we will continue to hold and remember you all in our prayers as you grieve the loss of Laura who was so special and dear to you all.  Heartfelt sympathies and condolences to you at this time.


Go raibh leaba aici i measc na naomh!


Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam álainn gcroíúil.