Tributes to three Mitchelstown brothers who died following a double-murder suicide last week have poured in from a community struggling to come to terms with the violent tragedy. 

Willie, Paddy and Johnny Hennessy, who farmed and ran a firewood business in Curraghgorm on the outskirts of Mitchelstown, were quiet, hard-working men, according to all who knew them. 

The shocking series of events that took all three brothers' lives unfolded last Thursday evening and Friday morning.

Elder brothers Willie (68) and Paddy (60) were found dead on the family farm late last Thursday evening, following a phonecall to gardaí in Mitchelstown by Elaine Hennessy, Paddy's daughter and her mother. 

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