Funeral service for baby found at Co Wicklow recycling plant
Gardaí still keen to speak to mother of ‘Alannah’ as they are concerned for her welfare
The scene at Redford Cemetery, Greystones, Co Wicklow where the remains of a baby found in a recycling plant last week were laid to rest. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw
Gardaí restricted traffic on the busy Bray-Greystones Road as the hearse bearing the small white coffin and white, brown and pink teddy bears made its way over Bray Head to the cemetery.
The infant was discovered last week while a worker was sorting through recycling materials.
Gardaí said the name Alannah, which means love, was given to the child out of respect as it was felt important she be named and giver a proper burial.
The gardaí also said it was important the baby girl’s mother come forward as they are concerned for her welfare.
Speaking in advance of the service, Supt Pat Ward said gardaí were “renewing our appeal for mum or dad to come forward to seek whatever support we can give them”.
Postmortem results on the baby’s remains found no signs of injury on the baby.