The grieving mum of the Tallaght siblings who died tragically is being held by mourners as the remains of her three children are being brought to the church ahead of their funeral.
The Priest declared that “We have been robbed of three young lives.”
The remains of the slain children drawn by horses carried in three white caskets with Lisa Cash, 18, and eight-year-old twins Chelsea and Christy Cawley which were brought to St Aidan’s Church in Tallaght.
The pavements were flanked by friends, relatives and the community as a man playing bagpipes led the cortege.
The made their way in journey which started from the funeral home for the removal service.
Margaret Cash McDonagh,her elder daughter who is named Margaret and the boy who survived the attack by name Mikey followed in a Limo.
The Priest Fr Paul O’Driscoll did blessed the coffins before they taken inside the church for a short service.
Fr O’Driscoll spoke about how the children were “cherished” by their mum Margaret.
He told the mourners that “Lisa, Chelsea and Christy will be forever loved and very sadly missed by their heartbroken family.
“We have been robbed of three young lives. Their genetic family, their family of faith, not only are they robbed of their lives but they have been robbed of all of their innocence, our sense of what is normal.
“People are stopping each other in the streets and the shops in disbelief, how could this happen?”
He also spoke about how the church artwork and poems left by people showed how people “appreciation” of the three siblings.
“The family would like to say a very special thanks to everyone for their love and kindness over the past few days. Thank you so much.
“Being together makes us stronger and helps us take the next step and the next step.”