‘The Irish will never forget the sacrifices’: Drogheda TD’s son says family will always remember him
A father who fought for Drogheas family after his son’s death has told the Sunday Independent that his sons’ deaths will forever remain a dark memory.
Droghedas son Anthony (11) was killed by a bullet to the head at the weekend while his father Anthony (18) died of a heart attack at home on January 15, 2016.
Anthony’s death was a tragic loss for his family, the Droghettas, and for Dromnan and his family.
“I have been given the honour of being a member of the Dromnans family for the rest of my life.
The memory of my son will never be the same, I can’t even fathom that, but I have had to live with it, and the worst thing I could do was cry at that moment,” said Droghadas son, Anthony.”
When my son’s life ended, I just wanted to come to terms with it.
Anthony Drogdon was a student who graduated in 2017 and a father of two. “
The hardest thing was just thinking about what I was going to do with the rest, what I’d done to make sure it didn’t happen again.”
Anthony Drogdon was a student who graduated in 2017 and a father of two.
His son was an athlete at St Columba College, where he competed on the rugby field.
The Droggan family had been in Drogsons house when the incident occurred.
“I didn’t have any idea how to deal with it because I hadn’t thought about it in years,” said Anthony.
“But I think it was the shock of the news, the shock that I had not expected and I think that was the hardest thing.
I don’t think I could have been in the position I was in.
We didn’t know what the next step was, we had all the information we needed, and he was in the best shape of his life.””
He was a really strong young man and we had to make it up to him because we had no other option,” he said.
“We didn’t know what the next step was, we had all the information we needed, and he was in the best shape of his life.”
The first time we went to see him, we just sat there and cried.
We didn’t see him in months.
We sat there all day, he didn’t come home, we didn’t even see him when he went to the shops.
“Anthony was born in the Dregagh area of Drognabhagh, in Dromna, on January 17, 1999.
He attended St Columban’s College and then St Columbas Grammar and then Dromnas Secondary School.
He was the first of four children, including a brother, Anthony Anthony Jr. (19).
He attended the Dromean School of Arts and Mathematics.
He was also an avid rugby player, who was also a member, of the rugby club, and competed at Dromnes Stags.
Anthony graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from St Columbans College.
He was also named in the St Columbains Sports Calendar.
As a member in the club, Anthony also enjoyed the support of his father.”
He was an amazing dad, always supporting me and always there for me and supporting me,” said his father, who is now an accountant.”
Even when I was away from home he was always there.
He would always take me out to the sports field.
“Anthony’s funeral will take place in the Newlands cemetery on Tuesday.