A young local teenager who died in a tragic accident before Christmas has been laid to rest.

Eighteen year old Megan O’Connor from Glenshane, Tallaght passed away on Sunday 23rd December after she severed an artery in her groin after falling on a glass bottle she was carrying in her waistband.

Hundreds of mourners gathered for her funeral mass on Wednesday (2nd) in the Church of St. Thomas the Apostle in Jobstown before burial at Bohernabreena Cemetery.

Megan had been out with friends in the Dublin 12 area when the accident occured.

Emergency services were alerted to the scene where they found Meghan bleeding heavily from her wounds.

The 18-year-old was rushed to St James’ Hospital from Sundrive Road in Dublin but sadly passed away a short time later.