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Mayor Hoare Opens Book of Condolences In memory of Saoírse Ruane


Mayor Hoare Opens Book of Condolences In memory of Saoírse Ruane

A Book of Condolences in memory of Saoírse Ruane has been opened in City Hall, Galway City Council, today, Monday 11 March 2024. His Worship, the Mayor of the City of Galway, Cllr Eddie Hoare opened the book, which will be available to the public for the entry of messages of sympathy.

Mayor Hoare said, “It is with great sadness that I open this Book of Condolences in memory of Saoírse Ruane. In her short life, she gave inspiration and encouragement to all those who met her or heard her story. Many of us first encountered Saoírse on the Late Late Toy Show, where she inspired a nation of parents, grandparents and children alike, with her story. Her bravery and positivity shone through, and she was instrumental in encouraging all those who contributed to the Toy Show Appeal 2020, which has touched the lives of hundreds of children throughout the country.

Saoírse honoured Galway City in her role as joint Grand Marshall of the 2023 St Patrick’s Parade – and we remember her courageous spirit as she led out the people and performers of our city on our national day of celebration.

Our thoughts are with Saoírse’s parents, Ollie and Rosanne, her sister Farrah Rose and her extended family and school friends. On behalf of the people of Galway, I extend my condolences and sympathies to you on your immense loss of a very special person – you are in our thoughts and hearts at this time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam”.

The Book of Condolences is also available online.