Heartbroken Tallaght family plans triple funeral for three ‘beloved and cherished’ siblings


THE devastated family of three siblings killed in their Tallaght home will make a heartbreaking final farewell at a triple burial on Friday.

Lisa Cash, 18, and her eight-year-old siblings, twins Chelsea and Christy Cawley, will be laid to rest after their 10am funeral on Friday at St Aidan’s Church in Brookfield.


Twins Chelsea and Christy will be buried with big sister Lisa
Lisa, along with Chelsea and Christy, will be brought to the final resting place on Friday


Lisa, along with Chelsea and Christy, will be brought to the final resting place on Friday

The three are remembered today as “beloved and cherished sons and daughters of Margaret and the late Andy Cash and Billy Cawley and much loved siblings of Margaret and Mikey”.

Thanking the public for their support since Lisa, Chelsea and Christy died at the family home in Tallaght in the early hours of Sunday, their bereaved loved ones said: “The family would like to especially thank everyone for all their love and kindness over the past few days. Thank you very much everyone.”

They added: “Lisa, Chelsea and Christy will be forever loved and will be sadly missed by their heartbroken family, grandparents Martin McDonagh, Martin and Mag, aunts, uncles, cousins, brother-in-law Michael, nephew Baby David, extended family and all of their many friends.”

And they said the children are “safe in the arms of the angels.”

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Lisa, Chelsea and Christy will rest at Brian McElroy’s funeral home at The Square in Tallaght on Thursday afternoon before being transferred to St Aidan’s in Brookfield arriving at 5.30pm.

They will be buried in Bohernabreena Cemetery after Friday’s funeral.

Thousands are expected to turn out to pay their respects and support grieving mother Margaret “Twink” Cash McDonagh.

A devastated Margaret briefly attended a vigil on Monday evening near the home where her three children lost their lives, and was supported by her family to attend another vigil at St Aidan’s this evening.

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Tributes poured in from members of the public across the country after plans for a triple funeral were confirmed.


A Wexford man posted: ‘No words can make this all better, God bless your three beautiful children. The whole country is thinking of all your family and friends at this heartbreaking time.’

A mother from Cork added: “Rest in perfect peace, God has won the three most beautiful angels, thinking of all the family at this incredible difficult time… there are no words.”

And a couple from Wicklow wrote: “We just want you all to know that we are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful children.

“Know that all of Ireland is thinking of you… praying for you… May our support comfort you all in a small way.

“May your neighbors and your community surround you with love and support. May your beautiful children RIP.”

A man has been charged with three counts of murder in connection with the deaths.

Andy Cash, 24, responded “without comment” when charged with the murder of his two sisters and brother in Tallaght, a court heard.

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Mr Cash, also of Rossfield Avenue, was detained at Tallaght Garda station in Dublin.

On Monday evening he was charged with three counts of murder and brought to appear before Judge Patricia McNamara at a special late sitting of the Dublin District. To research.

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Flowers and candles in homage to the “three angels”Credit: PA
Residents in balloon vigil in memory of Lisa, Chelsea and Christy


Residents in balloon vigil in memory of Lisa, Chelsea and ChristyCredit: Newsgroup Newspapers Limited

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