Kanturk latest: Two funerals to take place for three O'Sullivan's killed in family farm shooting

Kanturk latest: Two funerals to take place for three O'Sullivan's killed in family farm shooting

A Garda checkpoint leading to the farmhouse at Raheen, Kanturk, Co Cork.

THE funerals of Diarmuid and Tadgh O'Sullivan who died in a murder-suicide incident in Kanturk are to take place tomorrow.

In accordance with current HSE and government guidelines, Diarmuid's and Tadgh's funeral mass will take place privately for family members only on Friday at 2.30pm in St Mary's Church, Castlemagner. 

Burial afterwards to St. Brigid's Cemetery Castlemagner. 

Donations have been requested in lieu of flowers, if desired, to The Cliona Ring Foundation.

Diarmuid O'Sullivan, one of the men who died in the tragedy in Kanturk.
Diarmuid O'Sullivan, one of the men who died in the tragedy in Kanturk.

Meanwhile, separate funeral arrangments have been announced for 25-year-old Mark O'Sullivan, whose autopsy was concluded yesterday.

Autopsies on his 23-year-old brother Diarmuid and 59-year-old father Tadgh took place on Tuesday.

Gardaí believe Mark was shot in his bedroom by his father and younger brother early Monday morning. 

Tadgh O'Sullivan, one of the men who died in the tragedy in Kanturk.
Tadgh O'Sullivan, one of the men who died in the tragedy in Kanturk.
Mark O'Sullivan, one of the men who died in the tragedy in Kanturk.
Mark O'Sullivan, one of the men who died in the tragedy in Kanturk.

The indications are that Tadgh and Diarmuid shot themselves a short time later in a nearby field, near a ringfort.

Gardaí have also found correspondence from one of the men which is believed to be crucial in helping to establish the sequence of events at the farm at Assolas.

Mark’s funeral mass will also be held privately for family only in accordance with guidelines.

It will be live-streamed on Saturday at 3.30pm from the Church of the Immaculate Conception Kanturk which may be viewed at church services.tv/kanturk. 

The family has also asked for donations in lieu of flowers for the Jack and Jill Foundation.

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