The Priest overseeing the funeral of Keane Mulready Woods in Drogheda hopes his murder will serve as a warning to other teenagers who are being groomed into a life of criminality.
Last month, the 17 year old's partial remains were discovered in two separate locations in Dublin.
His funeral is being held in the Holy Family Church in Ballsgrove, with burial afterwards in Calvary Cemetery.
The funeral of 17 year old Keane Mulready Woods, who was murdered and his body dismembered last month, is taking place in Drogheda.
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His murder is believed to be connected to an ongoing criminal feud in Drogheda.
In his homily, Father Phil Gaffney said Keane fell in with the wrong people, and this association led to the inhuman way in which his life ended.
Father Gaffney has warned that the promise of money and gifts will inevitably end in tragedy, and he hopes the Drogheda feud ends before more lives are lost.