Aghyaran in mourning after weekend road tragedy

Hannah Molloy (18) who lost her life on Saturday morning.

The family of the teenager killed near Castlederg at the weekend are said to be “devastated” at their loss.

Eighteen-year-old Hannah Molloy (right) from Aghyaran was killed in a single vehicle crash on the Fyfin between Victoria Bridge and Castlederg on Saturday morning.


At around 10am Police received a report that a car had left the road close to junction of Fyfin Road and Concess Road.

Speaking after he visited the family yesterday (Sunday), Fr Colm O’Doherty said members remain in a state of shock.

“You can imagine, they are devastated and in shock at what has happened,” he said.

“It’s understandably so hard for them to take in that this terrible tragedy has taken place.”

Extending his condolences to the family, Sinn Féin councillor Kieran McGuire says that there is a profound sense of shock and sadness in the community.

“On behalf of the local community, I wish to extend deepest sympathy to her mother Sharon, father Gerard, brother Ciaran, wider family circle and many friends at their devastating loss.

“Aghyaran is a very close-knit community and there is a profound sense of shock and sadness throughout this community today since news of Hannah’s tragic death in this accident began filtering through.

“Hannah had played some underage football for Aghyaran St Davogs Ladies GFC, had attended Loreto Convent in Omagh and was employed with Dunnes Stores in Omagh and Hannah’s loss will  be deeply felt by all who had the privilege of knowing her throughout her young life. 

“There will be very difficult days ahead for her family and friends but the local community will rally round and try and provide support to them in whatever way possible as they try to come to terms with their heart-breaking loss.”

Hannah Molloy’s funeral will take place on Wednesday at 11am at St Patrick’s Church, Castlederg.


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