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Tipperary nuns who died in drowning tragedy to be buried over coming days

The late Sr Paula Buckley from Cashel who died along with Sr Imelda Carew from Dundrum in a drowning tragedy on Thursday night.

The late Sr Paula Buckley from Cashel who died along with Sr Imelda Carew from Dundrum in a drowning tragedy on Thursday night.

The two Tipperary-born nuns who died in a drowning accident in Kerry on Thursday night will be buried over the coming days.

Sr Imelda Carew will be buried in Mountmellick following Requeim Mass in Mountmellick Parish Church on Sunday at 3pm.

Sr Paula Buckley will be buried in Ardmayle Cemetery following Requiem Mass in Cashel Parish Church at 12 noon on Tuesday.

Both nuns are deeply mourned by family and their religious communities

Sr Paula Buckley, 70, was a native of Camas, near Cashel.

On the 17th of this month she would have celebrated 50 years of religious life and had plans to mark this event with family, sisters and friends early in September.

She is survived by her sister Marie, brother in law, nephews and nieces.

For the past couple of years Sr Paula has been involved in Prison ministry in Dublin which she loved.

For many years she was involved in teaching and career guidance in our secondary schools throughout the South East Province.

She served on Leadership teams in the Province and also ministered for a number of years in the Nano Nagle Centre in Ballygriffin.

Sr Imelda Carew, 67, a native of Kilmore near Dundrum, is survived by a wide extended family including Sr Olivere who is a member of the Presentation community in Dungarvan.

For many years Sr Imelda was teaching in schools in the South East Province and was very active in the justice ministry throughout Ireland and worldwide.

For the past number of years she has served in the ministry of leadership in the Congregation and was until her untimely death the leader of the South East Province Ireland.

 
 
 

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