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Tributes for Anne Mooney (92) killed in car accident

By Nevin Farrell

Published 02/11/2015

An elderly woman has died after being hit by a car near her Co Antrim home yesterday
An elderly woman has died after being hit by a car near her Co Antrim home yesterday

An elderly woman has died after being hit by a car near her Co Antrim home yesterday.

She was named locally as Annie Mooney from Market Street in Ballycastle. She was in her early 90s.

The accident, involving a green Corsa, happened at The Diamond in the town at around 1.45pm. An 18-year-old woman has been arrested.

Former Ballycastle councillor Seamus Blaney said people had been left stunned by the news.

Mrs Mooney previously worked in a shop with her mother on Ann Street in the town.

Mr Blaney said: "Mrs Mooney (nee McGuile) was one of the oldest residents of Ballycastle and well-known.

"It is believed she was 92. It is a tragedy and my sympathy goes out to her family.

"She used to work in a shop in Ann Street in Ballycastle. She was pre-deceased by her husband Tommy about 10 years ago.

"She was still a very active woman for her age. She was up and down the street every day."

Another local man said: "She was affectionately known as 'Apple Annie' because several decades ago her and her sister used to go round with a horse and cart selling groceries like apples and oranges."

Meanwhile, there was also an accident yesterday afternoon close to The Dark Hedges tourist attraction, about 10 miles from Ballycastle.

It is understood two vehicles collided at the junction of the Gracehill and Bregagh roads and that the occupants of one of the vehicles - believed to be tourists - were in the area to see the trees made famous globally by hit TV show Game of Thrones.

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