Funeral Today For Much Loved Offaly Soldier

Written 2 months ago by Newsroom

The Offaly soldier who drowned in a tragic accident on on Monday will be laid to rest this morning.

22 year old Aaron Buckley got into difficulty while swimming in the Abbey River in Limerick.

The funeral mass is at 11 o’clock in St Brigid’s Church Clara with burial afterwards in the Monastery cemetery.

Facebook is bursting with touching tributes to the young footballer.

Clair Moran

My Wave of Light for Aaron Buckley a young life taken way too soon. Give your family & friends the strength to get through this heartbreaking time
Rest in Peace
šŸ’šPlease Keep it GoingšŸ’›

Ronan Scully

A prayer poem to Clara, Pullough, Killina, Offaly and Irish Army Defence Force member Officer Aaron Buckley who passed away after a tragic accident – A few Candles lighting and A Poem of Remembrance to everyone that knew you, especially to your mum Edel and your Dad Alvin, your wonderful grandparents, all your Family, Friends, Fellow Irish Army Defence Force members, Players, Colleagues and the GAA and Irish Army Fraternities. – “Somewhere in the early morning of eternity you are running free on the Fields of Heaven with the famous battalion number shinning brightly as ever on your back. Loosed from the skirmishes, hooks and bonds of earth; unchained from all that bound you here. The years together were too brief, yet who is to measure time? Or how long is long enough. You brought Joy, Energy, Competitiveness, Brilliance, Team Play, Individual Play, Friendship, Success, Passion, Compassion, Service for your nation and whispered Hope, To those who loved you most, your mom and dad and family and especially to every Egan and Buckley that ever lived. A single thread of darkness or loneliness pulled you beyond to the moment of now. We cannot fully understand nor shall we try, we simply know that in the vastness of all that is you are running free on the fields of all tomorrows. And a lone seagull calls to you and you respond with laughter. You carry now, no burden, no chain, no jersey pull, no round the neck tackle nor bond to hold you. You carry only the warmth and the love of those who cared. So run free Aaron and your fellow Irish army mates and loved ones who went before you and open your arms and touch the clouds and dance with the morning sun and know that even in our tears we celebrate with you as you enjoy the GAA fields of Heaven and bid you good journey, till we meet again and we will always love you and thank you for your kindness, charity, talents and passion for all things family, Clara, Pollough, Killina, Offaly and Ireland. Amen”. Ar dheis de go raibh a n-anam dilis and may you now rest Aaron in God’s beautiful peace on the fields of heaven….safe journey our young cousin. .. Amen …

Erin Rovers GAA

Erin Rovers would like to send on its sincere condolences to the family and friends of Aaron Buckley Pullough.
Aaron was a very talented young footballer and was part of the team which won the intermediate title in 2017. Not alone was he a very talented footballer he was also a very down to earth man who was a always in good form and had a smile on his face. He will be a huge loss around the club not just for the football but for the man he was. He will be sadly missed by all his team mates, committee members, supporters and from all who knew him. May he rest in peace.

Offaly County Councillor Ken Smollen

I wish to send my deepest condolences to our neighbours, the Egan and Buckley families, as well as the colleagues and friends of Defence Forces OfficerĀ Aaron BuckleyĀ who passed awayafter a tragic accident.
He will always be remembered as a kind young man with a passion for sport and who served as a member of the Irish Defence Forces.
I wish to thank Officer Buckley for his service to our country.
Ar dheis DĆ© do raibh a anam Dilis.