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Parents and children found dead in Cavan to be buried together

The family will repose at a funeral home in nearby Cavan town on Friday.

Coffins are taken to hearses at the scene in Oakdene, Barconey, Ballyjamesduff in Cavan.
Coffins are taken to hearses at the scene in Oakdene, Barconey, Ballyjamesduff in Cavan.
Image: Philip Fitzpatrick

THE HAWE FAMILY, whose bodies were found at their home in Cavan on Monday, will be buried together on Saturday.

The bodies of Alan Hawe, aged in his 40s, his wife of about 15 years Clodagh Hawe, aged in her 30s, and their three sons Liam (13), Niall (11), and Ryan (6) were found in their home in Barconey on Monday.

Gardaí are treating the deaths as a murder-suicide.

They say that all of the answers to the killings are inside the house in Oakdene.

Sources say that gardaí have recovered at least two weapons which they believe were used in the killings. The family will repose at a funeral home in nearby Cavan town on Friday, before a requiem mass in St Mary’s Church in Castlerahan at 4pm on Saturday.

All five will be buried in the cemetery on the church grounds after mass.

The family was well-known in the Castlerahan area, with Alan Hawe the deputy principal of the local school. Clodagh Hawe was originally from Mount Nugent, around five minutes away.

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