Woman who died in N5 crash is laid to rest

The woman who died in a multi-vehicle road traffic collision on the N5 in County Roscommon last Friday was laid to rest in Strokestown yesterday (Wednesday).

Fifty-year-old mother-of-two, Grainne Dockery (nee Noone), was on her way to work at the Department of Social Welfare in Longford at around 8 am on Friday morning when the tragic accident took place on the N5 between Strokestown and Tarmonbarry.

A woman in her 40s was taken to Tullamore Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and another woman in her 40s and a boy were taken to Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe, also with non-life-threatening injuries.

Loving wife of Ballinagare native, Brendan Dockery, and much-loved mother of Macdarra and Megan, Grainne was the adored daughter of her mother Nancy and her late father, Jimmy Noone and beloved sister of Maureen, Bríd, Seamus, Martin, Ann, Finola, Sean, Harry, Cliodhna, and Niamh.

Local Senator Eugene Murphy paid tribute to the Dockery and Noone families earlier this week.

“There is a sense of sadness and gloom around the whole area following Grainne’s tragic passing. I know the Noone family, a very well respected family in the Strokestown area.

“Grainne’s late father Jimmy was a well-known postman and friend to many people in the area and her mother, Nancy, still lives in the Cloonslanor area of Strokestown.

“I want to extend my deepest sympathies to both the Dockery and Noone families on their tragic loss. The whole community will support them in any way we can. Our thoughts are with them and I have no doubt they will be in the prayers of many people over the coming days and weeks,” he said.

The planned Santa’s Drive Thru Grotto at Strokestown Park House and the switching on of the Strokestown Christmas lights were cancelled last weekend as a mark of respect to the Dockery and Noone families.