IN MEMORIAM KIERAN MCAREE: FIRST ANNIVERSARY

22 December 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

It’s just over a year since Kieran McAree went missing in Enniskillen. The remains of the 23 year-old from Stramore, Glaslough, were recovered from the waters at the Round O jetty 64 days later after an extensive search, co-ordinated by the PSNI and involving volunteers from communities on both sides of the border.

His family decided to mark the occasion on 17th December this year and organised a short prayer service at the Sligo Road at 5.15am last Thursday. The commemoration was not publicised in advance as the family were anxious that people would not feel they would be expected to attend. In the end, almost 200 turned up on a wet and windy morning. This gave them much consolation and a feeling of great support coming from the communities. The mix of people included the extended McAree and Treanor families together with relatives and friends from County Monaghan along with many Fermanagh folk who had been involved in the daily search for Kieran.

The event began with a short prayer service conducted by Donagh Parish Priest Fr Hubert Martin. In attendance were the Church of Ireland Dean of Clogher, Reverend Kenneth Hall, and Reverend Nigel Elliot, Pastor of the Enniskillen Elim Pentecostal Church. There was a large contingent of PSNI members who regulated the traffic movement and attended the service. Kieran’s parents, Martin and Geraldine McAree, laid a wreath at the water’s edge and a …

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