Remembering Emma Lynch and Christopher Shaw

ONE YEAR ON: Community to come together to pay tribute to tragic Emma (8) and Christopher (11)

The community in Clonard will unveil a plaque this weekend in memory of two children who died following a tragic road crash shortly before Christmas last year.

Christopher Shaw (11) from Valleyside Close and Emma Lynch (8) from Pollard Street died after being struck by a car on the Springfield Road on December 19 last year. Christopher was killed instantly and Emma died in hospital three days after the crash. (**stories here)

Christopher’s brother Darren was also seriously hurt in the crash. The brothers had been out walking with their father, sister and little Emma when the car struck them on the Springfield Road.

The tragedy shocked the entire community in West Belfast.

Daniel Jack from the Clonard Residents’ Association said that it is fitting that the children should be remembered.

“This was a tragic event and we thought it would be fitting to have a plaque in memory of Christopher and Emma.

“We will have a short prayer service and local children will hopefully be singing carols. I would invite local people to come along and remember the children,” he added.

The service will take place at the junction of Crocus Street and the Springfield Road at 7.45pm on Sunday.

Masses in remembrance of the children will be held in St Paul’s Church at 12 noon on Sunday December 19 and in Clonard Monastery at 6.15pm on Tuesday 21 December.

Journalist:: Staff Reporter

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