Tributes have flooded in after a young couple, who were expecting a child, died suddenly just days apart.
Dale Hannon passed away in Tenerife, Spain, on September 9 before his partner, Chloe Higgins, died at home in Limerick, Ireland, eight days later last Friday.
Mum-of-two Ms Higgins, 26, was six months pregnant at the time of her death, reports the Irish Mirror.
The circumstances surrounding the couple’s deaths have not been confirmed.
However, it is understood Ms Higgins lived at Sarsfield Barracks.
Mr Hannon had links to Hyde Rangers FC in the Limerick District League, with both offering condolences to the families affected on social media.
“Deepest condolences to the Hannon Family on the sad passing of Dale. May he rest in peace,” wrote the club, with the league adding: “Deepest condolences to the Hannon family on the sad passing of Dale. May he rest in peace.”
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A mourner said: “My deepest sympathy to Martin and Michelle at this very sad time, and to all of the families and friends. May Chloe Rest in Peace.”
And another added: “Just a young man gone too soon. How unfair this world can be. I despair at times when reading stuff like this. May he fly with the angels as he returns home.”
Mr Hannon and Ms Higgins will both be laid to rest this week, at Mount St Oliver Cemetery following a funeral Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Childers Road, and Mount St Lawrence old cemetery on Friday following a funeral mass at St. Saviour’s Dominican Church, Glentworth Street.
Ms Higgins’ mass will be streamed live here on Friday.
She is survived by her two daughters, Tia and Charley.
Balloons were due to be let off outside Ms Higgins’ home – understood to have been at Sarsfield Barracks, the headquarters of 12th Infantry battalion of the Irish Defence Forces – on Saturday.
Mary Crawford has set up a GoFundMe page to help Mr Hannon’s family pay for his funeral costs.
To donate to the fundraiser click here.
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