Tearful Mourners Throng Streets for Funeral of Teen who Died after Taking ill at Fast Food Restaurant
The 19-year-old took ill at a fast food restaurant in Galway and had to be transferred to a Dublin hospital
Tearful mourners thronged the streets of Sligo today to say farewell to a popular teenage girl who tragically died last week.
Lisa Niland from Drimbane in Curry, Co Sligo took ill at a fast food restaurant in Carraroe, Co Galway last week.
The 19-year-old was rushed to Sligo University Hospital before being transferred to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin, where she died last Friday.
The University of Limerick student was well known locally and a big GAA fan.
A minute's silence was held for her during last Sunday's FBD match between Sligo and Leitrim in Tourlestrane.
Lisa's remains leaving the church
Her family, friends and schoolmates lined the streets of her hometown in Curry ahead of her funeral mass at The Church of the Immaculate Conception today.
She was later laid to rest in the nearby Bunnacrannagh Cemetery.
Her family have said they are heartbroken over her death. A death notice for Lisa reads: "Heartbroken, but gently returned to her creator by her loving and caring parents, Angela and Gerry, her sister and best friend Amy, and her boyfriend Johnny.
"Sadly missed by her grandparents, Mai and Tom (Niland), Annie Gara (Lisacul), grand-uncles and grand-aunts, uncles, aunts, cousins, neighbors and many close friends at home and in the University of Limerick. R.I.P."
Lisa's remains leaving the church with a guard of Honour.
A Garda spokesman told the Irish Mirror they are treating it as a sudden death and there is nothing to suggest anything suspicious occurred.