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IrelandFuneral details announced for tragic Finglas girl Chantelle Keenan killed in Drogheda accident

00:46  10 july  2019
00:46  10 july  2019 Source:   dublinlive.ie

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CHANTELLE Keenan will be laid to rest in Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin, on Thursday. The seven-year-old girl died after a car packed in the driveway of a house in Drogheda rolled over her on FUNERAL arrangements have been announced for the tragic schoolgirl who was killed after being

Gardai are probing the circumstances of little Chantelle Keenan 's death following the incident which occurred outside a house in Drogheda , Louth at around 2.30pm but have described it as "a tragic accident ". Tributes pour in for 'bright and bubbly' girl , 7, killed in rolling car horror.

Funeral details announced for tragic Finglas girl Chantelle Keenan killed in Drogheda accident © Provided by Reach Publishing Services Limited Chantelle Keenan

The scene where a seven year old girl died in a tragic accident became a shrine to her memory.

It is believed Finglas girl Chantelle Keenan was fatally injured when the car went backwards pinning her against an iron gate.

Yesterday flowers and toys were placed at the driveway of the house at Boyle O’Reilly Terrace in Drogheda, Co Louth.

A lit candle was also in place in the driveway of the property.

Tragedy struck at around 2.30pm on Sunday when the Ford Focus car moved backwards.

It is understood a number of children were playing close to the vehicle when it began to move.

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The funeral details for Chantelle Keenan has been confirmed after she was tragically killed in an accident on Sunday July 7. The death notice on RIP.ie reads: ‘ Chantelle , aged just 7 years, will be very sadly missed by her heartbroken Daddy and Mammy John and Kathleen, brother Michael, sister

Funeral details confirmed for Chantelle Keenan , 7, who was tragically killed on Sunday. The funeral details for Chantelle Keenan has been confirmed after she was tragically killed in an accident .The death notice on RIP.ie reads: ' Chantelle , aged just 7 years, will be very sadly missed

It is unclear how the car gained so much momentum on the driveway which has only a very slight incline.

It is also not known how the window on the passenger side of the car was shattered.

Chantelle was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital which is less than 200 metres away where she was pronounced dead.

A neighbour said she was too upset to describe what occurred.

She said: “I was there but I can’t talk about it, it’s just too terrible.”

Another man who lives a few doors away said he can’t understand how the car gained enough speed to cause such catastrophic injuries.

He added: “The drive is also fairly flat I just don’t know how it happened.

“Then again she was only a little girl. We just can’t get over it.”

Sinn Fein TD Imelda Munster said the entire area is devastated by the little girl’s death.

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of a house in Drogheda , Co Louth on Sunday has been named locally as Chantelle Keenan . The property on which the incident occurred was not the girl ’s family home, which is in Rath Lodge The girl was seriously injured at the scene and was immediately taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital.

Chantelle Keenan , 7, was fatally injured when a grey Ford Focus accidentally rolled into her in the driveway of a relative's home in Boyle O'Reilly Terrace, Drogheda at around 2.30pm. The youngster was rushed to nearby Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital but was tragically pronounced dead shortly later.

She added: “As far as I know there were a few children playing in the garden and the gates were closed to keep them safe and the car rolled back.

“They had taken precautions and closed the gate so they wouldn’t go out on the busy road.

“And then for this to happen, it’s such a terrible tragedy which has devastated the family and the entire town is shocked.”

It is understood Chantelle and her family, who are from Finglas, North Dublin, only recently moved into the rented semi-detached house.

Yesterday her heartbroken parents announced their daughter’s funeral.

Her funeral will take place at St Canice's Church, Finglas at 11:30am on Thursday morning followed by burial in Glasnevin Cemetery.

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It is the third time in just two weeks that the county has been struck by tragedy . On June 28, Jill Amante died after getting into difficulty while swimming at Seapoint Beach near Drogheda. The 14-year-old was remembered as a “bright, exuberant” girl. And just last weekend, seven-year-old Chantelle Keenan died after a car parked in a driveway in Drogheda rolled over her. It is understood a number of children were at the tragic scene. Meanwhile, Roger Sweeney of Irish Water Safety said extra vigilance is needed as “more people are using the water” and there is an “average of five drownings every fortnight”.

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