16 September 2011 One Comment by The Northern Standard

There was shock and sadness in Cootehill on Sunday last at news of the death of 23-year-old Siobhan Kennefick-Ahearne, the mother of a six -year-old daughter and four-year-old twins, a boy and girl.
Ms Kennefick-Ahearne, of 42 Lodge View, Cootehill, had become ill shortly after attending the ‘Planet Love’ music festival at Shane’s Castle, Co Antrim, which she had left with her boyfriend Noel after he completed his shift as a security guard at the event.
They are believed to have left the festival, which was attended by up on 10,000 people, at about 9pm. But Siobhan was taken to the Antrim Area Hospital after becoming ill while on the way home shortly afterwards. The group with whom she was travelling had called an ambulance from a service station at Moneymore in Derry.
The cause of Ms Kennefick-Ahearne’s death, which was later pronounced at the hospital, has not yet been confirmed. The PSNI said a post mortem had been carried out and that there would be further tests.
The tragic nature of her passing at a young age is made all the more poignant by the fact that her four-year-old twins had only started school in junior infants at the local St Michael’s National School less than two weeks earlier.
Planet Love’s promoter Eddie Wray extended his sympathy to Ms Kennefick-Ahearne’s boyfriend and family, while a similar message of sympathy was received from Clubsec Management Ltd, the security company at the festival.
The Funeral Mass took place at St Michael’s Church, Cootehill at 1pm on Tuesday, and Ms Kennefick-Ahearne was afterwards laid to rest in St Michael’s Cemetery.

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  • peter lapper said:

    She was such a lovely person, I was so upset an shocked, friendly an warm she would talk to everybody an make you feel special. We will miss her. Condolences to her family.
    Peter & Gertie Lapper