Devastated mom CAN'T STOP CRYING at vigil as she clutches photo of her 3 children stabbed to death by older brother

Margaret Cash McDonagh attended a vigil for her eight-year-old twins Christy and Chelsea Cawley, and their older sister Lisa Cash, 18

Devastated mom CAN'T STOP CRYING at vigil as she clutches photo of her 3 children stabbed to death by older brother
Margaret Cash McDonagh pictured with her twins Christy and Chelsea Cawley (R) and with her older daughter Lisa Cash (L) (GoFundMe, Twitter/@SaraGirvin)
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SOUTH DUBLIN, IRELAND: The devastated mother of three siblings, who were stabbed to death in their home in Ireland, was seen clutching a framed photo as she attended a vigil for her children on Tuesday night, September 6.

Margaret Cash McDonagh, 40, attended the memorial prayer service for her eight-year-old twins Christy and Chelsea Cawley, and their older sister Lisa Cash, 18. Their brother Andy Cash, 24, was charged with the trio's killing in a knife attack that took place in the early hours of Sunday, September 4, at their home in Rossfield Avenue, Tallaght. Last night's vigil was held at a local church and attended by family members, friends, and neighbors.

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According to The Sun, McDonagh couldn't stop crying as she held the framed photo of her family close to her heart. Meanwhile, family members made a plea for the public to remember the "forever young" children. The heartbroken mother wore all black as she was helped into the service by two family members and sat in the front row alongside other relatives. "Tonight is just about a simple and gentle bit of prayer to remember three beautiful young people, Chelsea, Christy, and Lisa, and to pray for each other in heavy and dark times that have hit this community and really just to be there for each other," Father Bill O'Shaughnessy told the mourners. The deceased children will reportedly be laid to rest together at a joint funeral on Friday, September 9, at St Aidan's Church in Brookfield

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"Lisa Cash, Chelsea, and Christy Cawley, 4th September 2022 (Rossfield Avenue, Brookfield), tragically, at home; beloved and cherished son and daughters of Margaret and the late Andy Cash and Billy Cawley and much-loved brother and sisters of Margaret and Mikey," reads an online notice for the service. "Lisa, Chelsea, and Christy will be forever loved and very sadly missed by their heartbroken family, grandparents Martin McDonagh, Martin and Mag, aunts, uncles, cousins, brother-in-law Michael, nephew Baby David, extended family, and all their many friends." A relative of the children, identified as Nan Cawley, wrote an emotional poem dedicated to 'Tallaght's Angels,' with one line reading, "Three young lives cut short, With so much left to give, Let's not think of how they died, Just how they lived."

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Andy Cash appeared before a special sitting of Dublin District Court Monday evening, September 5, and stated "no comment" after being charged with the murders of his three siblings. Presiding judge Patricia McNamara reportedly denied a request from his solicitor that he should be kept in solitary confinement. Andy was remanded in custody before his next appearance in Cloverhill district court at 10 am on Friday via video link.

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Andy allegedly stabbed Lisa when she tried to protect the twins. Their 14-year-old brother somehow managed to escape through a window and called for help. Lisa's body was reportedly found at the bottom of the stairs with apparent stab wounds. She was apparently babysitting her younger siblings at the time of the attack.

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Three local schools have united in grief and are helping each other cope with the tragedy. Friends and schoolmates of the deceased released pink and blue balloons into the air in their memory. The 14-year-old brother, who managed to escape the massacre, was taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. Their mother Margaret, who is in her 40s, was discharged from the hospital on Sunday and is being supported by her loved ones.

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