Parish Priest tell mourners at funeral of Karen Buckley”Now is a time for Tears”

Crowds gathered in Mourneabbey in north Cork this afternoon for the funeral of 24-year-old Cork student Karen Buckley.
Crowds gathered for the funeral, at St Michael the Archangel in Analeentha church in Mourneabbey, near Mallow in Co Cork.
The student’s brothers placed a photograph of her as a child starting school, as well as her nurse uniform,
Parish priest Fr Joe O’Keeffe told mourners, who were led by Ms Buckley’s parents John and Marian and brothers Brendan, Kieran and Damian, that now was a time of tears.

As well as being a young woman, Ms Buckley, 24, was a friend, cousin, niece, sister-in-law, sister, and a child, he said.
To her parents in particular it was most difficult to see their only daughter travel from “the cradle to the coffin”, he told her coffin.