The funeral has taken place of 20-year-old Cameron Blair who was stabbed in Cork earlier this month.
The second-year engineering student at Cork Institute of Technology died after he was stabbed when a fight broke out at a house on Bandon Road in the city ten days ago.
Guards of honour were formed by Cameron's club mates and friends as the funeral cortege passed Bandon Rugby Club and Bandon Grammar School this afternoon.
The funeral service was held at St Peter’s Church and was led by the Chaplain of Bandon School, Reverend Anne Skuse, alongside the Church of Ireland Bishop of Cork, Dr Paul Colton, and local clergy.
A large congregation turned out to support Cameron's parents, Noel and Kathy, and his brother Alan.
Bishop Colton told the congregation the last time he stood beside Cameron when he was confirmed in 2013.
He said: "On that happy day, we did not remotely imagine that this devastating day would come cruelly far too soon in his young life."
During the service, prayers were offered for Cameron’s grieving family and for all university and college students that they may live in peace and safety.
'A deep kindness' within his soul
Reverend Skuse said that Cameron’s tragic death had broken the hearts of his family, friends and the local community.
She said: "Cameron had within his soul a deep kindness and care for others; a generosity of spirit that shone so bright this week as so many people, both young and old, recalled small acts of loving kindness that he had shown to them; acts of kindness that were done quietly, without wishing to draw any attention to himself."
She went on to say that his "generosity of spirit was a reflection on those who loved him, nurtured him and brought him up to be the person he was".
Reverend Skuse added that today was not a day for questions or looking for answers as to how such a thing could happen, but rather about Cameron's life.
Cameron was laid to rest at Kilbeg cemetery outside Bandon town.
A 17-year-old, who was charged in relation to his death, is due back in Cork Children's Court on January 31st.
Additional reporting by Trevor Keegan