Mother who survived Cork murder suicide in October passes away from illness

Mother who survived Cork murder suicide in October passes away from illness

THE ONLY survivor of the murder suicide in Kanturk which left three people dead has passed away following a long illness.

Ms Anne O'Sullivan had been living with a terminal illness for a number of years, The Irish Times reports. It has now been announced that she has passed away at the age of 60.

Ms O'Sullivan had been staying with cousins in  Castlemagner since October, and had not returned to her family home, an isolated farm in Kanturk, since the tragedy occurred in October 2020.

As we reported at the time, Ms O'Sullivan and her son, Mark (26), had returned to the family home after two weeks following a surgery Ms O'Sullivan had undergone to treat a terminal illness.

The morning after they returned, Mark was shot multiple times by his father, Tadg (50) and younger brother, Diarmuid (23) as he lay in bed.

Ms O'Sullivan managed to flee the scene, but was caught by Tadg and Diarmuid who allegedly told her she would have to live with the torment of what had happened.

They were later found dead in a field, each with a single gunshot to the head.

It is understood Mark was murdered over a row about a will which left him the 115-acre farm in Kanturk.

Ms O'Sullivan attended the joint funeral of her husband and younger son, who were buried together in St Brigid's cemetery, Castlemagner.

She later attended the funeral for her older son, Mark, who was buried in her own family plot in a different cemetery, The Irish Times reports.