Funerals of walkers killed in Mourne Mountains to take place

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The funerals of two men killed, while walking in the Mourne Mountains over the weekend will take place later.

Robert Robinson from Banbridge and Sean Byrne from Camlough tragically died in two separate incidents on Sunday.

(LISTEN - Q Radio spoke exclusively to both the Byrne and Robinson families earlier this week)

The first fatal fall to happen was Mr Byrne on the Wee Binian hill shortly before 12pm. 

The man in his sixties from Camlough in County Armagh was a father of three and grandfather of six. 

He was heavily involved in the local hurling club, Craobh Rua Camlocha and had a life-long passion for gaelic games and the irish language.

His funeral mass will take place at St.Malachy's Church, Carrickcruppen at 11am. 

Meanwhile, Mr Robinson fell to his death on the Slieve Commedagh mountain just before 1pm the same day. 

The 64 year old was a former police Chief Superintendent, a father of two and a grandfather of three. 

(Robert Robinson alongside two of his grandchildren)

Robert is being buried at Holy Trinity Parish Church in Banbridge at half 1.

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