The funeral of an eleven-month old baby boy found smothered to death at his home in Killarney last Sunday will be held in Poland this weekend.
Anna Rozycka found the body of her 11-month old son Karol Rozycki when she returned from work on Sunday evening.
Ms Rozycka raised the alarm at around 6pm on Sunday upon her return from work at the Aghadoe Heights Hotel.
Her partner Andrzez Piolunowicz, 32, who was found seriously injured with self-inficted stab wounds died at Kerry University Hospital in Tralee on Thursday.
Ms Rozycka, through a friend, thanked Aer Lingus and the local undertaker as well as the wider Killarney community for their support and kindness to her.
In a statement she said:
“I’d like to thank those who in the last few days have supported Anna in prayers and thank you for all your help and kindness.
“I’m impressed by how the inhabitants of Killarney can rally around in the face of tragedy. Me and my family are proud to be a part of this community.
“We have met a lot of wonderful people and we want to express our gratitude.
She also thanked gardaí, the owner of the apartment complex where the family lived in Killarney town centre, and the interpreters and garda liaison officers and all others who have helped her.
She is reported to have returned to Poland where her son will be buried in the city of Bielsko-Biala.
A special mass, celebrated in Polish and English for baby Karol and his family in Killarney’s St Mary’s Cathedral on Tuesday, drew a large attendance from both the Polish and Irish communities.
Gardaí said investigations were continuing and anyone with information should contact Killarney Garda station on 064-6671160, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Siochana station.