Council send condolences to Ronan's family

Derry & Strabane Council has passed on condolences to the family of the Derry toddler killed as a result of a road traffic accident outside his home in Derry.

Tuesday, 26th July 2016, 7:57 am
Updated Tuesday, 26th July 2016, 10:03 am
Two-year-old Ronan McGavigan, who tragically died following a collision on the Lone Moor Road in Derry on Sunday.

Mayor of Derry & Strabane Hilary McClintock expressed the sadness felt locally over the death of two-year-old Ronan McGavigan as the Council met before its summer recess.

Little Ronan died after being hit by a car on the Lone Moor Road on Sunday, July 17.

Mayor McClintock said Ronan’s death was “another terrible tragedy in our city”, adding that since the tragic episode “all of us who are parents or grandparents just sympathised so much”.

Speaking at the funeral of little Ronan McGavigan last Wednesday, Fr Eamon Graham told mourners gathered in St Columba’s Long Tower Church that the little boy had brought such happiness to the family during his short life.

“He was only two and a half years old yet he was full of love; full of joy and with a good helping of rascality,” Fr Graham said.