Funeral of young boy found dead in Waterford to be held on Wednesday

Funeral Of Young Boy Found Dead In Waterford To Be Held On Wednesday
Matthew Healy (pictured) was found dead in a car in Dunmore East last week. Photo:
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Olivia Kelleher

The funeral of a young boy found dead in a car in Co Waterford last week will take place in Watergrasshill, Co Cork later this week.

Matthew Healy (six) was found unresponsive and wet in the back seat of a car which was parked on a laneway at Rathmoylan Cove, outside Dunmore East on Friday.


A woman in her 30s was arrested near the scene. Having received medical treatment over the weekend, gardaí are understood to be hoping to question her regarding Matthew's death on Monday.

Matthew's Requim Mass will be held in the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Watergrasshill on Wednesday at midday.

Around 200 people attended a vigil at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity on Barrowstrand Street in Waterford City on Saturday.

Kieran O'Sullivan, principal of Faithlegg National School in Cheekpoint, Co Waterford, where Matthew was a student, described his death as a tragedy.

"We learned on Friday morning of a tragic incident involving a beloved member of our school community.

"The gardaí are currently involved. This is a terrible tragedy for the families, our school and our community."

Mr O'Sullivan added: "Our school has implemented its Critical Incident Plan and NEPS (National Educational Psychological Service) psychologists are supporting our school.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those involved and affected by this tragedy."

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