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Monday 16 September 2019

Mum Marie dies in crash

HEARTACHE AT DEATH OF MUM MARIE IN ROAD COLLISION

FINTAN LAMBE

MUM OF TWO and award-winning actress Marie Johnston lost her life in a tragic Wexford road crash yesterday (Tuesday).

The 48-year-old from Monamolin was on her way to New Ross when tragedy struck around 8.30 a.m. as her car was involved in a collision with two other vehicles near Oulart village.

Marie, well known in the world of amateur drama was the beloved wife of Michael, and devoted mother to Karen and Lisa.

THE world of amateur drama, and locals in Monamolin, Kilmuckridge, and further afield, are this week mourning the loss of a local mother-of-two, Marie Johnston, who was an award winning actress on the amateur drama circuit.

Marie (48), who lived in Monamolin, was on her way to work at Kelly Colfer Son and Poyntz Solicitors in New Ross yesterday (Tuesday) morning, when her vehicle was involved in a collision with two other vehicles at around 8.30 a.m.

The collision occurred 3 km east of Oulart village at the townland of Tinnock, on the Enniscorthy Road. Emergency services were called to the scene, and Gardai closed the R744 road to allow a detailed examination of the area.

Marie was the beloved wife of Michael, and devoted mother to Karen and Lisa. Her sudden and tragic loss has shaken the local area to its core.

She was most associated with Drama in Kilmuckridge, though in previous years, she also performed with drama groups in Monamolin and Boolavogue.

Marie served as Secretary of the popular Kilmuckridge Drama Festival, and was also an active member of Kilmuckridge Drama Group. Her most recent performance with the group was earlier this year in 'There Came a Gypsy Riding,' a role for which she won several accolades, including Best Actress at the Kilmuckridge Drama Festival in March.

She was also involved in local GAA circles with Buffer's Alley, Monamolin. Sympathies have been expressed to her devastated family and friends on their terrible loss.

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