Community “stumbles” from Kanturk’s murder-suicide tragedy; People urged to ask...

Community “stumbles” from Kanturk’s murder-suicide tragedy; People urged to ask...
Community “stumbles” from Kanturk’s murder-suicide tragedy; People urged to ask...

The local Castlemagner Congregation will join forces to support Ann O’Sullivan in the deadly shootings of her husband and two adult sons.

According to the local Paul Gallagher, who is deputy PR officer for the Castlemagner GAA Club.

He said 59-year-old Tadgh, 25-year-old Mark and 22-year-old Diarmuid are all known in the area.

Mark and Diarmuid had both played football when they were younger, with Croke Rovers, an amalgamation of the youth departments of Castlemagner and Lismire.

He told The Echo, “You come from a very respectable family and the community is absolutely affected.”

He said everyone’s thoughts are with Ann O’Sullivan, who is recovering from the surgery. Her home remained locked down today as a forensic investigation continued.

And he said, “The church is going to knit everyone together now.”

There are still no funeral arrangements for the three men. Prayers were offered today at mass in Kanturk for the three men and for Ann O’Sullivan.

In a statement, Rev. Father Toby Bluitt, who is also the administrator of the Castlemagner Parish, said: “On behalf of the parishes of Castlemagner and Kanturk and Lismire, we extend our heartfelt condolences to Ann O’Sullivan for the tragic loss of her husband Tadgh and their sons Diarmuid and Mark.

“We are all deeply shocked and numb by this heartbreaking news. We pray the Lord’s comfort for Ann and her family and for God’s embrace to Tadgh, Diarmuid and Mark. May they rest in peace. ”Members of the family have asked for privacy, he said.

He added, “Our thoughts and prayers go with the family and we ask those involved for the prayers of the entire congregation.”

Father John Magner, a pastor in Kanturk, visited the family farm Monday afternoon after the bodies were discovered and before they were taken to Cork University Hospital for an autopsy. He told RTÉ News at One that he had served Ann O’Sullivan and that she was “absolutely devastated” by the loss of the three men in the tragedy.

He also spoke of friends of the young men who have died: “It is very difficult for people. It is very difficult for younger people to understand why all of these things are happening, ”he added.

The Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, Church of Ireland, Dr. Paul Colton, has also offered prayers for the O’Sullivan family.

Fine Gael Alderman John Paul O’Shea said everyone was “deeply saddened and shocked” by the deaths. He urges anyone in need of assistance to contact the services.

Two of the three men who were killed in yesterday’s shooting in Kanturk were fatally imposed.

The exams were completed this morning at Cork University Hospital by Assistant State Pathologist Dr. Margaret Bolster started on the remains of Tadgh O’Sullivan and his two sons, Mark and Diarmuid.

The third autopsy begins tomorrow at 11 a.m.

A Garda spokesman said: “A formal identification of the three men will follow.”

CCTV footage from the nearby village of Castlemagner is being investigated by Gardaí, who endeavor to compile the movements of the O’Sullivan family on the Sunday evening and night leading up to the fatal shooting of 59-year-old Tadgh O’Sullivan and his 22-year-old led. Year old son Diarmuid and 25 year old son Mark were yesterday morning.

Gardaí is not looking for anyone in connection with the incident that began before 6:30 a.m. yesterday.

The incident is understood to be an inheritance dispute.

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