Loughlin family issue letter of thanks to the local community

Dear family, friends and neighbours,

We as a family would like to extend our sincere gratitude to you all for the outpouring of love and support to us since the tragic and heartbreaking death of our son, brother and grandson Jimmy. Words cannot even begin to express the pain and unbelievable loss we feel as a family.

He was a very special son, our only son and touched the hearts of everyone that met him and knew him. Jimmy will be sorely missed by all of his family, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and his very dear friends and lovely girlfriend.

There are so many people that we would like to thank; Bishop Francis, Fr O.Shea, Fr Walsh, Fr Conlon and our wonderful parish priest, Fr Vincent Connaughton, who has given us great comfort at this difficult time and has shown such love and kindness. We would also like to thank everyone in the parish that helped in the church to make it such a wonderful service for Jimmy.

We would like to thank the singers, Niamh Clancy and Caroline Burns, Michael Rooney for his lovely music and Ann Kerrigan for the beautiful flowers to decorate the church.

We would also like to thank Fowley’s Undertakers, McDonalds, Coola Post Primary School, IT Sligo, Ballygawley Celtic, Castle Dargan Hotel, McTiernan’s Daybreak, Garda Shiochana and the emergency services and all of our lovely neighbours who supported us with such kindness. It is a comfort to us that out of terrible tragedy comes hope and humanity.

We will be forever grateful.

Michael, Paula, Grace, Rose and Kitty Loughlin