Message from Pope Francis to be read at Funeral Masses for the Gilbert, Lynch and Connors Families

20 Oct 2015


“Pope Francis, having learned of the horrific fire in Carrickmines, expresses his deep sadness over this terrible tragedy.  The Holy Father prays especially for those who have died, and he wishes to assure all their family members, their friends, and the whole Traveller community, of his spiritual closeness and sympathy at this very difficult time.”

  • The message from Pope Francis was read by Bishop Eamonn Walsh at the end of today’s Requiem Mass for Jimmy Lynch, Willie Lynch and Tara Gilbert and their daughters Jodie and Kelsey.
  • Bishop Walsh was representing the Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin who is attending the Synod of Bishops in Rome.
  • Further Information: Annette O Donnell, Director of Communications, Archdiocese of Dublin, 01 8360723