Tributes to six-year-old Matthew at 'unimaginably difficult time'

Tributes to six-year-old Matthew at 'unimaginably difficult time'

Warm tributes have been paid to six-year-old Matthew Healy who died tragically in County Waterford yesterday (Friday).

His body was discovered in a car at Rathmoylan Cove near Dunmore East shortly after midnight.

Matthew Healy. Photo: Waterford News & Star


A woman in her thirties was arrested at the scene and continues to be held for questioning at a Garda Station in Waterford.

In a statement, Park Rangers AFC said: "It is with great sadness that we learned about the tragic passing of one of our players this week. Matthew was a member of our U7 squad and will be sadly missed by his teammates and coaches. Our thoughts are with his loved ones at this unimaginably difficult time. Ar dheist Dé go raibh a anam dílis."

Matthew was a Senior Infants pupil at Faithlegg National School.

WLR News understands that the National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS) is currently supporting management and staff at the school.


Tonight, a vigil is due to take place at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Barronstrand Street to offer prayers for Matthew's family and the wider community affected by his death.
Bishop of Waterford and Lismore Alphonsus Cullinan has extended an invite to all to join in "solidarity and support during this difficult time".

The vigil commences at 7pm.

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