Remembering Keeley

Today we share the devastating news of the passing of our wonderful, bright and bubbly student, Keeley Durnan. Keeley’s time with us in Loreto was far too short and despite her glee in getting to senior ‘navy jumper’  level we are so deeply saddened that she never got the chance to wear it.  Keeley, more than any, earned the title of a senior student. She will always remain in our hearts as part of her year group and part of the school and we cherish every day she spent with us as a blessing.

Keeley was outgoing, fun-loving and so full of life that she brought joy wherever she went. Funny and quick-witted in class, with an incredible enthusiasm for learning, her zest and energy for life were palpable and infectious.

Her teachers described Keeley as conscientious and curious, with tenacity and a determination to always do her best. Always helpful and kind, she had an infectious laugh and engaging smile that would light up any room. The school is a lesser place without Keeley’s positive presence and uplifting energy.

We keep in our thoughts and prayers Keeley’s Mum Eimear, Dad Alan, brother Jack and her many relatives and friends. A, Keeley, codhladh sámh i measc na n-aingeal.

Don’t think of her as gone away
her journey’s just begun,
life holds so many facets
this earth is only one.
Just think of her as resting
from the sorrows and the tears
in a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no days and years.
Think how she must be wishing
that we could know today
how nothing but our sadness
can really pass away.
And think of her as living
in the hearts of those she touched…
for nothing loved is ever lost
and she was loved so much.