TRIBUTES have been paid to a beautiful and one-of-a-kind young mother who died in a road traffic collision in County Limerick in the early hours of this (Sunday) morning.
Named locally as 29-year-old Shannen “Angelica” O’Halloran, from Dooradoyle in Limerick City, she died at the scene of the single vehicle crash at Kilduff, Pallasgreen around 3.30am.
It’s understood Ms O’Halloran’s partner, Paul Bennett from Limerick City, and two of their children were traveling in the car at the time and are being treated for serious but non life-threatening injuries.
The road was closed for several hours today to allow a technical examination of the scene by Garda forensic collision investigators.
Described as a dedicated mother and a skilled beautician, tributes to Ms O’Halloran appeared online as her loved ones and friends tried to come to terms with her sudden death.
“To say I’m devastated is an understatement, it’s a sad world we live in, you were the best nail (technician), we had many laughs together, we cried together,” wrote a friend.
“You were one of a kind, my heart’s broke for your kids, another sad day, she was one of a kind xxxxxx,” they added.
“Absolutely heartbreaking news, an absolutely beautiful young woman with her whole life ahead of her – may you Rest In Peace Shannen, thoughts and prayers are with your family and your babies at this tragic time,” another woman wrote.
Last month, Ms O’Halloran posted on her social media platform – “Shannen Angelica” – that she was very proud of the progress she was making in her career as a beautician.
Gardaí have appealed to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who may have video footage (including dash-cam), to contact Henry Street Garda Station 061 212 400 the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.