Funeral takes place of Oisin McGrath

Oisin McGrath Funeral

Oisin McGrath is carried from St Patrick’s Church, Holywell on Sunday.

The funeral of Oisin McGrath, Belcoo, the 13-old St Michael’s College pupil who died on Thursday from injuries sustained in a playground incident at the school, took place in St Patrick’s Church, Holywell on Sunday morning.

His parents, Nigel and Sharon and his two younger sisters, Ciana and Cairenn led the mourners.


Ciana read the First Reading from the Book of Wisdom containing the line, ‘length of days is not what makes age honourable’.

The parish priest, Fr Seamus Quinn, received the coffin, bedecked with Oisin’s GAA jerseys, and, at the start of Mass, held up three symbols of Oisin’s life, a pair of running shoes, his IPod and a football.

He spoke of his winning personality: “He was forever smiling, a big, wide happy grin etched on his face. He was well-mannered and polite.”

And, he referred to Oisin’s parents ‘incredibly selfless’ decision to donate their son’s organs when life support was removed.

“As a result, Oisin has brought life to five other human beings. It is surely a real life parable for everyone of us how people’s selfnessness can bring not just quality of life and healing but even the very gift of life itself.”

Burial took place in the adjoining cemetery.

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