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Funeral held for Rostrevor crash victim Eoin Farrell

Published 18/09/2015

Hundreds lined the streets of Rostrevor for the funeral of Eoin Farrell. Picture: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker.
Hundreds lined the streets of Rostrevor for the funeral of Eoin Farrell. Picture: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker.
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Hundreds lined the streets of Rostrevor for the funeral of Eoin Farrell. Picture: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker.
Hundreds lined the streets of Rostrevor for the funeral of Eoin Farrell. Picture: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker.
School friends at the funeral of Eoin Farrell. Picture: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker.
Hundreds lined the streets of Rostrevor for the funeral of Eoin Farrell. Picture: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker.
James Miskelly also died in the crash.

Hundreds of people have paid their respects to Eoin Farrell, one of the teenagers killed in a car crash in Rostrevor this week.

The 17-year-old was killed when the car he was in crashed on the Kilbroney Road on Monday.

The vehicle left the road before hitting a wall and sparking an oil tank fire which spread to a pensioner's home.

Friend James Miskelly (17) was also killed while a third teenager, Che Kane, was seriously injured.

Eoin Farrell's funeral was held at St Mary's Star of the Sea, which is close to his home in Rostrevor. He was laid to rest at Kilbroney Municipal Cemetery.

Hundreds lined the streets as the funeral cortege made its way through the Co Down town on Friday.

James Miskelly's funeral was held later at St Patrick's Parish Church in Mayobridge.

The pair were remembered by Eoin's father as "inseparable friends" earlier this week.

Gerard Farrell described his son as "fun-loving and easy going", adding that the trainee mechanic loved working.

"He was always on the go, always enjoying life, always with his cheeky smile.

"There wasn't a bad bone in him. He was a great son, just a great, great son. We all loved him."

Mr Farrell also expressed his sympathy to the families of the other victims killed and injured in the accident and said his "thoughts and prayers" were with them.

"An awful tragedy - I wouldn't wish it on anybody," he added.

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