Statement from Saint Leo’s College, Carlow on the road traffic accident near Athy, Co Kildare on 6 January 2015

07 Jan 2015

Saint Leo’s College in Carlow has issued the following statement in relation to the road traffic accident near Athy, Co Kildare on 6 January:

It is with great sadness that we learned of the tragic accident involving five of our past pupils.  The staff and students of Saint Leo’s College are devastated at the loss of four beautiful young girls.  We extend our heartfelt sympathies to their families and friends at this awful time.  May their gentle souls rest in peace.

We pray for their friend who was injured in last night’s crash and ask God to extend his healing grace to her.  We also think of the driver and passenger in the van and ask God to be with them and their families.


Notes to Editors:

  • Saint Leo’s College is an all-girls voluntary secondary school founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1839.  It is situated on the Dublin Road in Carlow.

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