Tragic Fionn lives on in new road safety campaign

Eimear Doyle and her daughter Saoirse (on left) at the launch of the Road Safety Book for Children ‘Sally and Jake - Think Road Safety’ dedicated to the memory of her son Fionn, aged 7, who passed away after a long battle with leukaemia. Fionn was an ‘Honorary Garda’ who loved wearing his uniform. Also included are Cllr Deirdre O’Brien, deputising for the Mayor of the County of Cork and Caroline Casey, Water & Road Safety Development Officer, Cork County Council, who wrote the book. Pupils from four County Cork schools attended the launch including a tour of the open farm and a talk on farm safety. (Picture: Brian Lougheed)

by Niall O’Connor and John Ahern

The grieving mother of a little boy has said her son would be proud that a new road safety book has been dedicated to him.

The new book by Cork County Council entitled ‘Sally & Jake – Think Road Safety’, was launched at a road safety event last Thursday morning, its aim – to provide primary school children in second to fifth class a new way to learn about the dangers of our road network.

The book is dedicated to Fionn Doyle, from Kildorrery who lost his six year battle with Leukaemia, before sadly passing away at age 7 in January 2019. 

An Garda Siochana took him under their wing and before his death they fulfilled his dream of becoming an honorary garda. 

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