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Tributes Paid After Tragic Death Of Westmeath Nun

Photo credit: Facebook/Ss. Peter & Paul's Parish Athlone

She died following a car crash in Athlone yesterday.

Tributes are being paid to the victim of yesterday's fatal car crash in Westmeath.

93 year old Sr. Bernard Lynch died the single-car collision in the Golden Island area of Athlone shortly after 2pm.

Ss. Peter and Paul's Parish says she touched the lives of many families over her more than 50 years in the town and a veil of sadness hangs over the community.

Sr. Bernard is also being remembered fondly as a teacher by former pupils of St. Peter's National School - and by her friend, Teresa Bell:

Sr. Bernard Lynch RIP Today a veil of sadness hangs over Athlone. Sr. Bernard Lynch was suddenly called home to be...

Posted by Ss. Peter & Paul's Parish Athlone on Monday, 5 October 2020

TRAGIC: The incident happened in Athlone town centre yesterday afternoon.

Posted by Midlands 103 on Monday, 5 October 2020

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