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08th Apr 2024

Tributes pour in for Sarah McNally as her funeral takes place in Longford

Kat O'Connor


Sarah McNally was laid to rest on Monday morning in Longford

The funeral of Sarah McNally has taken place in Co. Longford.

The beloved 41-year-old was tragically killed in a stabbing in a New York bar last weekend. On March 30th, Sarah’s life was cut short in a stabbing at the Ceili House Pub in Queens.

She had been working at the bar for many years before the harrowing attack.

The New York attack completely broke the hearts of Sarah’s loved ones in New York and Ireland.

They gathered to pay their respects in Longford this morning.

According to The Independent, Fr Michael McGrath said locals are completely stunned by the attack.

Sarah has been described as someone who was larger than life. Others described her as “special” and a “force to be reckoned with”.

Sarah McNally was reportedly stabbed by her former partner Marcin Pieciak. He suffered self-inflicted wounds during the attack.

Following the attack, a spokesman for the NYPD stated: “On Saturday, March 30, 2024, at approximately 18:34 hours, police responded to a 911 call for an assault in progress at 69-56 Grand Avenue within the confines of the 104 Precinct.

“Upon arrival (at the Céilí House Irish pub on Grand Avenue in Maspeth), police observed a 41‑year-old female with a stab wound to the neck and an unidentified male with a stab wound to the back and neck.

We’re keeping Sarah’s loved ones in our thoughts during this heartbreaking time.