Register | Log in

Fundraiser Launched After Wexford Family’s Home Destroyed From Gas Explosion

A Wexford family’s home was destroyed from a gas explosion recently…

The explosion took place on December 13th. A 91-year old man, John Kearns, and his son, Andrew, were treated in hospital following the explosion in Ferns, Wexford.

The man’s son, Andrew, is still being treated in hospital for severe burns.

Image via GoFundMe

A fundraiser has since been launched on GoFundMe.

The GoFundMe reads:

“I am fundraising for friends/work colleagues Martha and Mandy as their dad and brother lost their home and all their belongings due to a gas explosion on the 13th of December. I am hoping to make enough money to get them back on their feet.”

For those interested in donating, you can donate here. The community have already started to rally behind the family in the lead up to Christmas. At the time of writing, €1,415 has already been raised for the family.

Jason Redmond
Jason Redmond

From Gorey, Jason is the owner of Wexford Weekly. He is also a post-primary English and History teacher.

Value our site? Register NOW for as little as €3 per-year… 

For a €3 Subscription, click here. 

For a €6 Subscription, click here. 

Enjoy our content? Want to keep reading it? By registering, you will have access to all of Wexford Weekly’s content and you’ll also be supporting a growing independent brand. We thank you for your continued support. It costs less than one cent per day to register on Wexford Weekly. If you value our site, we really appreciate it.

– Access to all content
– Improved, premium features 
– Discounts on products 
– First to know about future buses 
– Discounts on future events 

Read also:

Remember to submit your news to Wexford Weekly! To advertise on our socials or website, email our team at

What do you think? Leave a reply...