Diocese of Ferns


Communications Office

April 26, 2008

Bishop Brennan expresses his deep sadness

The Bishop of Ferns, Dr Denis Brennan has expressed his deep sadness at the news of the deaths of the Flood family, Dermot, Lorraine, Mark and Julie, in Clonroche this morning.

“I am also very mindful of the family and friends of those who have died, the local parish and diocesan communities and the many who share my deep sadness at this most unfortunate tragedy,” he said .

The Bishop has asked that prayers be offered at all Masses this weekend in the diocese.

He has asked the local priests – Fathers Hayes and Redmond – to convey his sorrow to the people of the parish and curacy and he expresses solidarity with all civil authorities, the emergency services and the local parish community who are – and have been – called to respond.

“Across the nation today thoughts and prayers are turning to Clonroche, to the parents and children who have died and the harrowing effects on those family members, neighbours and friends who have received this dreadful news,” he concluded.


Director: Fr. John Carroll,
Tel (053) 9124368, Fax (053) 9123436
Email jc@ferns.ie