Tributes have been paid to a south Dublin teenager who died last Thursday

by Gazette Reporter
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Allanah Dunn (16) from Carrickmines sustained serious head injuries after falling from a 5m wall (16ft) in the city of Granada last month.

The transition-year student at Mount Anville secondary school had been on an exchange programme in the city for several months and was due to return home shortly. 

The teenager was seriously injured shortly before 10pm on Friday, March 19, after falling through a poorly lit piece of rough ground.

Allanah is survived by her parents Caitríona and Martin, sister Juliette and brother Michael.

Paying tribute, Minister of State Josepha Madigan said: “As a past pupil of Mount Anville I am so sorry to hear of the death of your beautiful daughter Alannah. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.”

The Irish Dancing Commission, in a statement on its website said: “We are deeply saddened to hear of the sudden and tragic passing of Alannah Dunn.”

Alannah was described in condolences as “a caring, wonderful, funny and kind person”.

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