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Funeral of Bolger brothers takes place in Passage East

The three fishermen brothers who died on Wednesday after their boat capsized were laid to rest today.

THE THREE BROTHERS who died in a fishing tragedy this week were laid to rest today in Passage East.

The Bolger brothers – Paul (49), Kenny (47) and Shane (44) – died at sea after their 9ft boat capsized in Tramore Bay on Wednesday.

It is believed they left the dock at Dunmore East early on Wednesday morning but failed to return. Their uncle raised the alarm later that day when he noticed their boat was not in the harbour.

Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food Simon Coveney was among those who attended the mass. Earlier this week, the minister released a statement on the tragedy stating:

The fishing community knows only too well the daily challenges and dangers faced by its members but nothing can prepare any family for a tragedy such as this.

RTE reports that all three were brought to St John the Baptist Church in Crooke for funeral mass. Shane and Kenny were buried in the nearby cemetery, while Paul was brought to Faithlegg cemetery.

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