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GoFundMe Page for young Limerick girl Holly McGrath knocked down on the first day of school

Holly McGrath GoFundMe page created to help her family after being knocked down

GoFundMe Page for young Limerick girl Holly McGrath knocked down on the first day of school

By I Love Limerick correspondent Mary Caroline McCarthy

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help pay for medical bills for a Limerick girl involved in a road traffic accident at the beginning of September.



Holly McGrath, 12, from Nicker, was knocked down by a car in Pallasgreen on Thursday, September 3. She had just begun her first day of secondary school in Scoil na Trionoide Naofa in Doon earlier that day.

Holly was hit on the N24 at Pallasgreen in the east of the county at about 5.30 pm. Emergency services attended to the young girl before she was airlifted to Cork University Hospital where her condition was described as serious. She has since been moved to Temple Street Children’s Hospital.

One of Holly’s concerned family members, Laura Hëëlãn, has set up a GoFundMe page to help the family pay for the medical bills that they are unable to afford.

“I have set the GoFundMe page up to help my family. For everyone that doesn’t know – Holly is 12 years old and was involved in a road traffic accident in Pallasgreen. She is now in Dublin in Temple street coming out of a medically induced coma. The reason for the fundraiser is to help with bills that now have occurred over the accident. Thanks for taking your time for reading this and any donation at all is kindly appreciated.”

The GoFundMe page was set up with a goal of €6,000 and has already surpassed the goal by almost €6,000. The family is very appreciative of everyone’s help.

The McGraths and Gammell’s are a very well known and well-liked family. The family is steeped in the community, and people from the community have been reaching out to help them where they can.

Holly is now recovering in Temple street and waking from a medically induced coma. There is a long road to recovery for this young girl but with the support and help of the community of Limerick have already shown, hopefully, Holly knows that she has a massive support system. We at I Love Limerick wish her all the best and hope she recovers soon!

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