Tributes paid to six-year-old Dublin boy who died after hotel swimming pool accident 1 year ago

Tributes paid to six-year-old Dublin boy who died after hotel swimming pool accident

"Oliver, you made the kids smile every day."

The boy who died after a hotel swimming pool accident in Offaly has been named.


The victim has been identified as Oliver Forde (6) from Crumlin in Dublin.

Sadly, Oliver died after he is believed to have gotten into difficulty while swimming at the Tullamore Court Hotel on Sunday.

His family is heartbroken over his untimely death and he is survived by his parents Denis and Nina and his brothers Jack and Lucas.

The boy's funeral mass will take place on Friday at St. Agnes' Church in Crumlin.


His family has asked for family flowers only, but you can make donations to Crumlin Children's Hospital.

Loved ones have paid tribute to Oliver. They remembered him as a "beautiful" boy.

A family friend said he will "always be embedded in our hearts".

Another said they will always remember his "cheeky smile".


"Oliver, you made the kids smile every day," they added.

Another said his classmates will miss him dearly.

One added: "When I think of Oliver, I think of a funny little boy running around with the senior infant's boys."

After the accident, Oliver was taken to Midlands Regional Hospital before later being transferred to Crumlin Children's Hospital, where he passed away on Tuesday.


Gardaí are investigating the incident, but they are treating it as a tragic accident.

A file has been prepared for the Coroner's Court.

The Health and Safety Authority is also investigating the tragic accident.

The Tullamore Court Hotel issued a statement after Oliver's death.

"We offer our sincere condolences to the family and loved ones at this difficult time," it read.