There is a prayer service tonight for Thelma (5) and Mikey Dennany (2) who died in a car fire in Co Westmeath last week.
The siblings will rest at Glennon’s Funeral Home, Ballinalee Road, Longford this afternoon from 4pm while prayers will be served at 8pm.
A spokesman for Glennon’s funeral directors said the facility is “quite large” and the car park can be used by members of the public wishing to attend the prayers once the interior spaces have reached capacity.
The service will take place tomorrow morning before a funeral mass.
“The Mass of Angels will be celebrated this Thursday at 11am at St Mel’s Cathedral, Longford, followed by burial in Cullyfad Cemetery,” said a spokesman for the Catholic Communications Office.
Father Sean Casey, parish priest of Killoe, Co. Longford, will be the main celebrant at the funeral service.
An obituary on Rip.ie reads: “Mikey and Thelma Dennany, unexpected. Predeceased by her grandfather Austin Dennany and grandmother Thelma Egar.
“Mikey and Thelma will be sorely missed and remembered by their heartbroken family, father Michael, mother Lynn, sister Katelyn, brother Eddie, grandmother Mary, grandfather Herbert, aunts, uncles, relatives and friends.”
“Safe in the arms of angels.”
A criminal inquest is underway into the suspected deaths of Mikey Dennany and his sister Thelma, who died in the horrific fire outside Multyfarnham last Friday.
Her mother, Lynn Egar, remains hospitalized with non-life-threatening but serious injuries after being pulled from the burning vehicle by a bystander.
Mullingar-based Gardaí are believed to have amassed a large body of evidence in what is expected to be escalated into a double murder investigation.
The local congregation was rocked by the tragedy and nearly 500 people attended a memorial service last Sunday.
They met at the Children of Lir Montessori and Preschool on Coole Road, Multyfarnham, where Michael had just started visiting earlier this month before taking them in a candlelit procession to St Cremin’s National School, across the village went where Thelma was a high school student.
Father John O’Brien of Multyfarnham Franciscan Abbey said this week there was a “deep sadness” in the village.
“I can’t find the words, but just sitting with someone and listening to how they’re feeling and how confused they are, that’s how we create a healing spirit between us,” he said.
“We have to do this and do it for each other in the community. We’re in shock, it’s just incredible.
“We don’t have a wand to take away the tears, we need to sit and be with someone. It’s a lonely time for everyone.
“It was a tremendous shock.”
https://www.independent.ie/news/prayers-held-for-thelma-5-and-mikey-dennany-2-at-8pm-this-evening-ahead-of-funeral-mass-tomorrow-41989705.html Westmeath car fire: prayers for Thelma (5) and Mikey Dennany (2) tonight at 8pm before funeral service tomorrow