Tributes paid to 29-year-old Irish woman who tragically passed away on holidays 1 month ago

Tributes paid to 29-year-old Irish woman who tragically passed away on holidays

A GoFundMe to support Daire's family as they bring her home has been set up.

Tributes have been pouring in for 29-year-old Daire Ni Heidhin, who passed away last weekend.

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The Louth woman was on holiday in Prague when she became unwell and had to be taken to hospital, as the Mirror reports.

Daire worked as an early childcare practitioner at a creche in Dundalk.

Friends, family and community members have been paying tribute to Daire online and a GoFundMe has been set up help support Daire's family bring her home. It has since raised over €20,000.

The young woman was a soccer player with Dundalk Young Ireland Ladies Team, who shared a tribute to Daire online.

The club said: "My hands are shaking and the tears are rolling down my face as I tell you about the sudden passing of one of our princesses.

"Early this morning our friend and comrade Daire was taken from us and given her angel wings.

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"We are all devastated for her and her family and friends. Life can be so cruel. Far too young to leave us. You will be sadly missed by all your team mates at the DYI where you were much loved and adored."

The club added: "May your family have the strength to get over these few days and send you on your way to heaven. Fly high kid."

Fianna Fáil Councillor Sean Kelly encouraged people to donate to the fundraiser and sent his condolences to the family.

Mr Kelly said: "Please donate if you can. Rest in peace Daire - thoughts and prayers with your family and friends at this horrific time."

Dundalk FC also encouraged the community to donate to the fundraiser.

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They said: "The town was hit with some shocking news at the weekend with the untimely passing of 29-year-old Daire Ni Heidhin, who took ill and died in Prague.

"A GoFundMe appeal to help bring Daire home has raised almost €18,000 to date, with any excess funds to be donated to the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust. We would encourage all of our supporters to donate something if possible.

"Our condolences to Daire’s parents Tony, who is a regular at Oriel Park, Jennifer and the Hynes family. May she rest in peace."