Funeral for house blaze brothers

The funeral of three brothers killed in a devastating house fire will take place today.

The funeral of three brothers killed in a devastating house fire will take place today.

Eight-year-old James McDonagh died alongside his 16-year-old brother Anthony and Martin aged 21 in the blaze at the family home in Moneymore, Drogheda, Co Louth, last Monday.

Their parents, Anthony and Kathleen, were brought to St James’ hospital in Dublin, from where both have now been released.

A book of condolences was opened by Drogheda Borough Council last week, which was signed by Cardinal Sean Brady.

Heroic neighbours tried in vain to save the siblings as the inferno swept through the mid-terrace home at 8am.

Of the six McDonagh children who still live at home, three were killed, one jumped through a window to the garden as his clothes caught fire, and two young girls were staying with relatives for the night.

The Funeral Mass will be held at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes in Drogheda at 2pm.

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