School’s tribute to ‘bright and popular’ twin killed in Lisburn accident

Diarmuid and Cormac Frazer
Diarmuid and Cormac Frazer

The funeral for tragic twin Diarmuid Frazer who died two days after he was knocked down by a car, will be held on Wednesday at noon.

Six-year-old Diarmuid, from Glenavy in Co Antrim, was hit by a car on Railway Street in Lisburn at 3.35pm last Wednesday.

His twin brother Cormac was also injured in accident, but was released from hospital last weekend.

Ballymacward Primary School in Lisburn - where the twins were Primary two pupils - will close on Wednesday in an exceptional closure day.

Funeral Mass for Diarmuid will be celebrated in St Peter’s Church, The Rock, Stoneyford followed by burial at Blaris Cemetery, Lisburn.

School principal, Brendan Sadlier, has expressed his heartfelt grief for the loss of a “lovely wee boy” who he said was “very bright and very popular with all the children and staff”.

“We are a small school where all the children know each other well and the families are very close,” said Mr Sadlier.

“This is devastating for Diarmuid’s family and for the whole school community.”

He said on Monday morning staff helped pupils “come to terms with what has happened”.

“Our parish priest and experts from SEELB were on hand to assist,” he added.

“We have a wonderful school and parish community who will continue to rally round as they have done in recent days since we heard about the accident.

“I know that schools in the area and much further afield have been praying for Diarmuid’s family and for our pupils and staff. We have had great support from CCMS and the SEELB.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family circle at this terribly distressing time.”

The youngster died at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children on Friday.

He will be mourned by his mother Tina, father Barry and siblings John James, Cormac, Orlaith and wider family circle.