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Thirteen-year-old, Morgan Pinder will be laid to rest tomorrow.


Tributes have been pouring in for the teenager after he tragically died in a road traffic accident at The Quay, Clare Island, Westport.


Morgan had been the sole driver of a vehicle when it struck a ditch around 1 am yesterday morning, according to the


The teen's "heartbroken" parents posted Morgan's death notice online and described him as "loving youngest and cherished son."


"Your time was short yet precious,” read the notice, "may His Gentle Soul Rest In Peace," it added. 



One resident spoke to the Irish Mirror of his tragic passing, saying:


“The August Bank Holiday weekend is normally one of the happiest and busiest times of the year for us.


“Now all we are thinking of is the pain of the bereaved family and the sadness of the funeral that is to come.”



Local councillor Christy Hyland said the fatal accident was a “terrible tragedy” to the Irish Daily Mirror last night. 


Mr Hyland said to the publication:


“My thoughts are with the family at this time, it’s so sad to hear of someone so young losing their life – he had his whole life in front of him.”


“Now all we are thinking of is the pain of the bereaved family and the sadness of the funeral that is to come”, he added.


The local GAA club in the community has postponed matches out of respect and expressed their "deepest sympathies".



Taking to Facebook, Clare Island Ferry Co (O'Grady) paid tribute to the teen and said it with "deep sadness" that they gave details of his funeral arrangements.


"We will have ferries departing Roonagh tomorrow at 12.30pm 1.45pm 5.30pm and 6.45pm. Departing Clare Island at 4.45pm 6.15pm and 7.15pm."


"Morgan will lie in repose at his family home from 2 pm to 7 pm. House private at all other times. May he Rest In Peace," the post added.


The funeral will take place tomorrow at the Church of the Sacred Heart on the Mayo island at 1 pm, followed by burial at the cemetery.


Gardaí in Louisburgh are appealing for witnesses to the crash.




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