Monday, January 30, 2023

Funeral arrangements have been announced for the young woman who lost her life in a road traffic collision in Corlough West, Belmullet on Friday.

22-year-old Lauren Padden died when the car she was driving left the road and collided with a ditch at around 9.15pm.

Lauren Padden RIP. Picture:

She was pronounced dead at the scene. The road was closed for a time on Saturday morning to allow for a technical examination.

Two other passengers in the vehicle at the time of the collision were removed to Mayo University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward and any road users with video footage (including dash cam) is asked to make this available to them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Belmullet Garda Station (097) 81910, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

Predeceased by her recently deceased grandmother Ann and her aunties Maria and Collette. Beloved and adored daughter of Martin and Shelley and cherished sister of Dara and Paddy. She will be sadly missed by her heartbroken family – grandfather Paddy Padden (Shanahee, Belmullet) and grandparents Cubbie (Qubbie) and Marie Elliot (Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh), aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives, neighbours and many, many friends.

Lauren will repose at the family home in Shanahee today from 3pm until 8pm and tomorrow from 3pm until 8pm.

Funeral will arrive at the Church of the Holy Family, Carne, Belmullet on Wednesday afternoon for Funeral Mass at 2pm, followed by burial in Emlybeg Cemetery.

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