Two teenage boys drown in Ennis

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Two teenage boys have died after getting into difficulty while swimming at a Roslevan quarry this evening (Thursday).

An alarm was raised at 3:30pm with units of the Ennis fire brigade along with ambulance crews and Gardaí dispatched to the unused site.

The boys got into difficulty while swimming in the area and efforts were made to resuscitate them once they were brought ashore. From there, they were transported to University Hospital Limerick.

It is understood they were with a number of friends at the abandoned quarry and that it took some time before they were taken from the water.

Both boys were fifteen years of age and due to commence their Junior Certificate on Wednesday.


Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, and A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to -

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