Little Irish girl, 4, dies in tragic accident at house under construction
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Little Irish girl, 4, dies in tragic accident at house under construction

A FOUR-YEAR-OLD Irish girl has died after a freak accident at a house which was undergoing construction works.

Jodie Lawlor Tyrrell died in the accident on Saturday in Shinrone, Co. Offaly, close to the county border with Tipperary.

Emergency services attended the scene and the child was rushed to University Hospital Limerick.

Gardaí said that Josie, from Cloughjordan in Co. Tipperary, tragically passed away in hospital later that day.

Local media are reporting that she had been visiting the house across the county border in Offaly with her family.

A funeral mass for the four-year-old will take place at St. Brendan’s Church in Birr tomorrow morning, October 25.

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Her death notice reads: “Jodie's death is deeply regretted by her mother Jessica; brothers Jayden and Kai, June, Nigel and family; grandparents Ann and Frank, Margaret and Matthew; aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends.

“Jodie will be reposing at her residence, at Knockbrack, Cloughjordan, this Tuesday evening from 4pm with Rosary at 8pm.

“Private removal on Wednesday morning at 10am arriving in St. Brendan's Church, Birr, for funeral Mass at 11.00.

“Burial afterwards in St Cronan's Cemetery, Roscrea."