Mourners at the funeral of Athboy nurse Meghan Mallee heard how she ‘ made the world a brighter place’.

The 26-year-old was killed following a single-vehicle collision on the N51, just outside Rathmore on the outskirts of Athboy, in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Ms Mallee, from Gillstown Little, Athboy, and formerly of Perth, Australia, was the sole occupant of the car involved.

Meghan worked as a nurse at Our Lady’s Hospital in Navan.

This  morning Fr Pádraig McMahon told the congregation in a tightly packed church, “It is impossible for any one of us to make sense of being here this morning.

“If there are words to be spoken on a day like this, then maybe two words are appropriate,thank you.

“Thank you, Meghan, for the light, for the laughter, and for the love that you brought to everyone who knew and loved you.

“And thank you too from all the people for whom you cared in your work as a nurse for too short a time. Thank you for making the world brighter, happier and better for your being here.”

Fr McMahon noted the precise routine Meghan carried out every day when she arrived home from work to ensure she kept herself and her family safe.

“Meghan was one of those superheroes the then Taoiseach spoke about at the beginning of the nightmare of Covid. One who wore scrubs. She was so happy when surrounded by family and her circle of friends, who spoke in awe of her as “a magnetic personality, full of wit.

‘She brought light, laughter and love everywhere she went.’