Belfast Telegraph

Funeral held for schoolgirl Nicole Fegan who died in beach buggy accident

The funeral has taken place of 12-year-old schoolgirl Nicole Fegan, who was killed in a road accident in Newry.

Nicole, from Mayobridge, died when the beach buggy she was a passenger in collided with a Toyota Hilux on the Flagstaff Road on Saturday.

A 14-year-old friend suffered a broken leg in the incident and remains in hospital in a stable condition.

Nicole is survived by her parents, Cathal and Margo, both aged 49, and older brothers Jason and Jamie.

A popular student in her first year at Our Lady's Grammar School in Newry, she was a gifted musician who could play the flute and tin whistle.

She had performed in the South Down Scór na nÓg competition, forming part of an instrumental group as well as singing a solo just the night before the collision.

Funeral Mass was held today at St Patrick's Church, Mayobridge.

A guard of honour at the service marked the multiple clubs Nicole was a member of.

Her parents said she had many friends, was the "heart of the home" and described their only daughter and youngest child as "a shining light." They had been in Dublin when they received the phone call to return home.

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