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    Claire Collins (51) was murdered by her Husband Joe (54) in a murder suicide

    This happened in the county that I live in. This kind of thing NEVER happens here, or at least not as frequently as most places. It's crazy making.

    A PRIEST has told mass-goers that their area ?is numbed? after a husband murdered his wife before taking his own life last week.

    At 11am mass on Sunday at St Brigid?s Church in the Burren village of Corofin, Fr Pat O?Neill asked for prayers for Joe and Claire Collins and ?also for the families and all of those who know them who are traumatised by their deaths and especially all of the people of this community?.

    The funeral mass for the couple is to take place in the same church on Monday morning and Fr O?Neill said: ?It is in our togetherness and support for one another that we can continue on.?
    Gardai are treating the deaths of the parents of two daughters and recent grandparents last Thursday at Crossard, Kilnaboy as a suspected murder-suicide.

    Joe, 54, is believed to have killed Claire, 51, in the bedroom of their home before Mr Collins took his own life in an outhouse at the detached bungalow in the rural area.

    At mass on Sunday, Fr O?Neill said: ?We don?t understand what has happened. We haven?t an understanding of it.
    "We haven?t the knowledge or the wherewithal - that is why we are traumatised in so many ways and all we can do is try to be there for one another and try to support one another in whatever way that we can.?

    He added the people are in shock ?and will continue to be?. Declan Kelleher, who gave the first reading at the 11am mass, taught Claire Collins for two years during his time as teaching principal at Corofin National School.

    Mr Kelleher said: ?The community is absolutely devastated for both families. He said: ?There is very little more you can say. Everyone is just in a sense of they can?t understand what has happened and (they) feel so sorry for both families and feel so sorry for the family of the deceased - the two girls that are left.? He added: ?It is just a terrible, terrible tragedy. I taught Claire for two years in the primary school. Lovely, lovely, lovely girl. "They were both lovely people. That is all you can say. ?There is just utter devastation in the area.?

    Another mass goer said after mass on Sunday: ?It is an awful shock. There is complete numbness in the area. "You hear about these kinds of tragedies in the news up the country and you think it is a sad story but when it comes to your own door, you are in a complete freeze and in shock.? The woman added: ?You wake thinking ?was that a dream???

    Gardai are not looking for anyone else in relation to the deaths of the couple and a file will be prepared for Clare County Coroner, Isobel O?Dea for an inquest to be held at a later date.

    The remains of the two were due to repose at St Brigid?s Church tonight and the funeral mass is to take place at 11am tomorrow followed by a cremation service at Shannon crematorium at 2pm. The couple are survived by their ?loving? daughters, Sara and Tara ?and their cherished grand-son, Rian? and also by the Collins and Meere families.
    https://www.thesun.ie/news/11674745/...e-priest-mass/



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    That is so sad.

    I think this is her FB: https://www.facebook.com/claire.collins.505

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    At least he shot himself in the outhouse so he knew he was a piece of shit.

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