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Bishop Emeritus Dr Willie Walsh and Bishop of Killaloe Fintan Monahan were among the clergy concelebrating Mass at the funeral of HPV vaccine campaigner Laura Brennan in Ennis. Photograph by John Kelly.

Laura laid to rest in Ennis

THE late Laura Brennan was remembered very fondly at a service of remembrance in Ennis Cathedral on Wednesday afternoon.

Laura’s father Larry paid tribute “to the many people who have supported the family including, the people of Ennis who have wrapped their arms around us since Laura went public with her campaign.”

The cathedral was packed and heard from chief celebrant, Fr Pat Malone that Laura “is testimony to a great truth, that one person can make a difference.”

Among the hundreds of people who attended were Colonel Liam Condon, Aide de Camp to President Michael D Higgins, Caroline Burke, Aide de Camp to An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, Health Minister, Simon Harris and RTE broadcaster, Ryan Tubridy.

They heard Laura described by Fr Malone as “a selfless giver who spent her energy to her last so that others may be spared the ill health that she experienced.”

Laura had been laid to rest earlier in Drumcliff Cemetery in Ennis at a private family service.

A more detailed report will be published in Thursday’s print edition of The Clare Champion.

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