A woman and a child died in a two vehicle collision on N26 Foxford to Swinford road yesterday evening.

The collision, which involved a car and a lorry, occurred at Lismoran, close to Callow,  Foxford, at approximately 5.45pm.

A major emergency operation involving paramedics, gardai and fire brigade personnel attended the scene

The driver of the car, a 46 year old mother and a passenger of the car, an eight year old child, were both fatally injured in the collision. They have been named locally as Aisling Moore and her daughter Abbigael Moore-Tournié from Swinford.

The driver of the lorry was taken to hospital with injuries that are understood to be non-life threatening.

The scene of the collision on the N26 at Callow was closed to traffic for a period yesterday evening as a technical examination was conducted by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators.

The road was fully reopened to traffic again this morning.

This is the thirteenth road fatality in county Mayo so far this year, the highest number of road fatalities to date nationally in 2024

A deep sense of sadness and shock has descended on the region following the tragic collision yesterday evening and this lunchtime Midwest News Editor Teresa O’Malley spoke to local councillor John Caulfield about the tragedy…

Fr Padraig Costello is the Parish Priest in Foxford and he attended the collision scene yesterday evening at Lismoran, Callow and spoke to Teresa about the level of sadness and shock descended on the local community …

In a facebook message this afternoon Clann Machua Drama group paid tribute to Aisling saying they are “shocked and saddened to hear of her and Abbigael’s sudden passing  - “Aisling joined the drama group in recent years, taking part in our Taste of Theatre and always had a supportive message for any of the group taking part in shows. Ever positive and ever warm.

"Ailsing and Abbigael will be sadly missed in our group and our community".

Tributes have also been pouring in for 8 year old Abbigael , including her local GAA Club in Kiltimagh saying she was “a kind and bubbly young girl”, while he  local Athletic Club in Swinford also described her as bubbly and said “her beautiful smile and the sound of her laugh will be just some of the things we will treasure”.

Gardaí are continuing to appeal for any witnesses to the tragic collision to come forward.

Any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) and were traveling on the N26 between Swinford and Foxford between 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm yesterday evening are asked to provide this footage to Gardaí.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Ballina Garda Station at 096 20560, the Garda Confidential Line at 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

Gardai say investigations are ongoing.

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