Locals in Kanturk, Co Cork say a long shadow has been cast over the community following an apparent murder-suicide.
Tadhg (59) O'Sullivan and his sons Mark (26) and Diarmuid (23) were discovered with gunshot wounds on the family farm on Monday.
Gardaí are trying to piece together the sequence of what happened - and are investigating if the triple shooting was over of a dispute about land and inheritance.
Paul Gallagher from Castlemagner GAA told Newstalk Breakfast the community is devastated.
"I'm absolutely devastated by the news we woke up to yesterday morning.
"It's not something you'd ever believe would be visited on your doorstep - it's an absolutely heart-breaking situation.
"We're, I suppose as a community, we're numbed and it'll take a long, long time to recover from this".
"Yesterday it started out as such a beautiful autumn morning, but there's a long shadow has been cast over the community.
"It'll take a while for it to lift - but we'll have to just do our best and rally around".
"They were a very well-known family: Mark and Diarmuid would have played GAA in under-age with their school... but they're a very well-known family, very well-liked family".
"It's a difficult one to get your head around no doubt, and it's in times like these you need to get strength from the organisations you have in the community - and we would be reasonably well-blessed in that regard.
"We're going to pull together for Ann O'Sullivan and for her extended family, obviously our thoughts and prayers are with them at the moment".
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