The brother of Valerie French-Kilroy has told her funeral that her "three young sons are almost unaware of the catastrophe that has unfolded around them".
Speaking at the service in Rosscarbery in Co. Cork, David French told the congregation they were here to celebrate Valerie's wonderful life, and not to remember her violent death.
He said that the wellbeing and future of her children will be the family's priority.
Valerie French-Kilroy was killed at her home near Westport last week and her husband James Kilroy has been charged with her murder.
He's due before Harristown Court in Castlerea tomorrow.