In pictures: Chloe Kinsella is laid to rest in Limerick

Nick Rabbitts


Nick Rabbitts

HUNDREDS of mourners have turned out to pay their last respects to tragic Limerick teenager Chloe Kinsella.

The body of the 15-year-old, who disappeared from her home in Kileely last weekend, was recovered from the River Shannon on Friday.

There was an outpouring of grief at Chloe’s funeral mass in St Munchin’s Church, Clancy Strand this Monday morning.

Church curate Fr Pat Seaver said in his homily: “We do not want to see any more tragedies. Life is for living - especially for young people. Especially for 15-year-olds.”

A heartfelt tribute was read from John Costelloe who led the search effort to find Chloe, which saw hundreds of people from the locality take part.

Meanwhile, Chloe’s tearful elder sister Marguerite, recalled how the day before her disappearance they queued for One Direction tickets in the city centre.

“I know we had our ups and downs, but no matter what, I loved the bones of you. I am going to miss you waking me up in the mornings with your loud music, because it was your life.”

Prayers were also said for Chloe’s siblings, Sonya, Kevin, Jonathan, Lindsey, Marguerite, Darren and Brian.

She was buried in Mount St Oliver cemetery, beside her three year old sister Sophie, who died in 2004.

See the Limerick Chronicle, out tomorrow morning, for more.