The Shared Ireland team would like to offer you the opportunity to express your condolences to Fiona Donohoe and extended family members, on the sad loss of their beloved Noah. RIP
We would also like to take this opportunity and extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the relevant authorities, in particular the Search and Rescue services. These true heroes give their time on a voluntary basis and without monetary reward in many cases, putting their own safety in jeopardy. Sadly it’s not until we find ourselves in need of their services, do we fully appreciate and understand just what special people they really are.
To the people and community of North Belfast, sometimes words simply don’t feel adequate to convey our thoughts, gratitude and feelings – this is one of those moments! A young 14 year old boy was missing and this was the community’s only concern. The doors of the HUB on the Shore road were flung open. Community volunteers rolled up their sleeves and a very slick, sensitive, polished and professional operation swung into motion. The HUB was a base. It fed the Search & Rescue services – hundreds of volunteers and became a beacon that gave hope to all involved.
Our elected representatives from all traditions assented and the spirit of comradeship was in the air for all to see. Old differences were parked firmly at the door; their new joint mission was one of hope and compassion.
To the people in the greater Belfast area and across Ireland – you are magical. You wanted to help. You wanted to do anything that was required and you did. Delivery vans with hot and cold food arrived, donated from various cafes and restaurants. Individuals travelled to assist with the search for Noah. People from all walks of life, young, old and everything in between all joined in a common bond to reunite a missing child with his Mother.
You don’t have to be a parent to understand grief like Fiona Donohoe is currently experiencing. In reality, none of us will ever truly comprehend what she and the Donohoe family are going through. When a child goes missing, the world we once knew…well, it disappears and goes missing also.
You and I can use this opportunity to convey and express the love we all have towards Noah, Fiona and the wider Donohoe family. In the weeks, months and years that will pass – the messages of love and support we each write below will bring great comfort to the family and indeed to the wider grieving community.
Looking back over this past 7 days, one very obvious conclusion has become even more apparent. We all are capable of love. We all want to help. We all have compassion. We all feel sadness. We all are one big community. We all have hope. Let’s now embrace this energy, let this unbearable tragedy spark us as a people into even greater things as we unite as loving neighbours should do.
The entire Donohoe family have shown remarkable dignity in this unbearable time – their example will be an inspiration to us all.
We now encourage you to leave your own individual messages below.
Please share with your family and friends, so they also can leave a message of support.
Shared Ireland Team
I have a relationship with my ma like you two seemed to have. Only having each other to lean on through difficulties. But you were right about Noah being destined to change the world. Just his smile and hearing about what a beautiful soul he was has brought so many people together in love for him. I’ve never loved a wee soul I’ve never met so much. I hope you realise what Noah and in turn you, gave the world. I hope it gives you some comfort. We’re all with you, lots of love xxxx
Fiona, my heart is sore thinking of you and your beautiful boy Noah, I cannot even begin to think what you are going through, May god give you and your family strength to get through this, he touched everyone’s heart in the country and he had the most beautiful smile I have ever seen. You both shall always be in our hearts and thought, fly high beautiful boy ??
Fiona I am just devastated by your loss. Noah was just a beautiful boy with a beautiful soul. I will never understand your grief but please be assured that I will think about you and your beautiful boy always ?
My heart is heavy for you Fiona. I keep thinking of all those times I seen you pushing that gorgeous wee boy in his buggy when he was a toddler and have enjoyed watching him grow through your posts. You had every right to be a proud mum. Seeing Noah’s talent shine though his love of music was gift to us all. I hope in time you will find peace my friend.
Much love to you, Shona, Niamh, Ronan, Margo and Jerry and the entire family circle. There are no words which can console or lessons to take from such tragedy but I know in my soul Noah is safe in the arms of siobhain until you’re reunited once again.
I never knew Noah or his family or friends, but his picture and his smile touched my heart.
I was very sad to learn this news.
May his family and friends find strength and hope and remember the happy times he shared with them.
He touched your lives and his spirit will remain with you forever.
Rest in Peace Noah.
From Keiron in Donegal.
And oh how every mother’s heart is breaking for you , Fiona….. it’s the greatest fear of all…. it’s the nightmare of nightmares …. we mothers share and carry your anguish with you , because you are living the dread that robs us all of easy sleep…. you said he would change the world ……he is … he united a community , an island , mothers across the land will make sure he is never forgotten . From Strabane to Belfast and beyond you and he will have our hearts x
Fiona, your beautiful boys smile touched my heart so much. I can’t stop thinking about you and can’t comprehend the depth of your loss. I am so sorry you are going through this ?
God bless you Noah your a butterfly ? now fly high you sweet little man and I hope you leave your beautiful mum the strength to carry on xx
Fiona there are no words that can ever take away the loss and the pain you feel.?..you are a beautiful soul and Noah was loved by you every second of every day..such an amazing boy with a big heart..you will always be in my thoughts and in my prayers..all my love to you at this sad time❤️Xxxx
Fiona there are no words that can ever take away the loss and the pain you feel.?..you are a beautiful soul and Noah was loved by you every second of every day..such an amazing boy with a big heart..you will always be in my thoughts and in my prayers..all my love to you at this sad time❤️?xxx
RIP Noah. What a beautiful soul – both inside and out.
My heart completely breaks for fiona, if only the outcome could have been different for noah and his mum. His smile is one that will forever be imprinted in my mind. Hes a special boy and one that will always be remembered ????
Deepest condolences to Noah’s mum and all his family and friends. You can can tell you made his life a happy one from that gorgeous smile.
Fly high beautiful boy.
Absolutely beautiful boy ? may he rest in peace, look down from the beautiful blue sky and look over his mother ? I heard she always told him ‘he would change the world’ and by god he has… His search brought a community together, a community that was left community broken ? will never be able to imagine what you are going through, hope you have the strength to get through this hard time. Your beautiful bright bubbly boy has changed the world. The heavens have received the most beautiful angel ?????????????? Fly high, rest easy beautiful boy Noah
Our condolences to Noah’s mother and family we will keep you in our prayers
You are in my thoughts and prayers. I can not imagine the pain and grief you are all suffering. Every time I think of your gorgeous so it brings a tear to my eye. He has united so many people in the search from all walks of life. You must be so proud of him and I hope his memories bring you comfort and knowing he touched so many people. God bless you all and I hope you can be kind to yourself each day and find strength. Love and gentle hugs xxx????????????????
There are no words Fiona to ease your pain. Noah was a beautiful boy. Thinking of you his mother and all Noah’s family and friends. May he rest in peace ????
Love and prayers to fiona and her family circle at this horrendous time in their lives. We as a family have thought and prayed and cried over the lovely Noah this week. Fiona you have shown strength and dignity and we pray you will get through this grief xo
I wish i had words to lighten your agony but sometimes words are just not enough and honestly there are no words. Please accept my deepest condolences on your tragic loss of beautiful Noah. Thoughts, prayers and love sent to you and your entire family. ??? Lauren
Fiona; I wish i had words to lighten your agony but sometimes words are just not enough and honestly there are no words. Please accept my deepest condolences on your tragic loss of beautiful Noah. You and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers ???
My deepest condolences to Fiona and family on the death of her beautiful beloved boy, Noah. May Gid give them the strength to get through the dark times ahead. Rest in peace, Noah.
The light of this young man shines brightly in all who he knew.
Pass on his light so it may shine for those others who have yet to know him and in the sharing, may you find comfort from your suffering.
Please don’t be so sad he has passed as you are glad that he lived to touch the world in his own way.
Fiona no words can express the pain that ur going through and my prayer for u is that God will give u strength to face the coming days without ur beautiful son my heart breaks for u and ur family I send my deepest sympathy x
Fiona I know your pain. I feel it as a mother who lost her Son in similar tragic circumstances. My thoughts and prayers go to you, Noahs friends and the extended family at this sad time. Xxo ???????
Sending all of our love to our niece AoifeCait and her aunty Fiona and and all their family. There are no words for how sorry we are for what you’re going through. Noah is being remembered in prayers here in Boston and we are thinking of you all.??
Let God gather to himself what he has sown in his garden, He takes nothing out of season.
Rest in peace, beautiful Noah??
I don’t know what to write it’s so heartbreaking to see his foto with that big smile thinking about his family at this sad time
Dearest Noah words can’t describe the heartache I’m feeling right now and I can’t imagine how your mummy is feeling. I remember you coming up the hill every day after school leaving your school bag in and getting changed and coming straight over to my house to hang out with Aidan. We all have so many memories of you. Noah you were one of the sweetest, well mannered boys I have every met. Sweet dreams in heaven you gorgeous boy, you touched so many peoples lives. ❤
My heart is broken for Fiona, I keep thinking how lucky I am to be able to kiss and hug my boys and how Fiona has had that ripped away so cruelly. Such a sweet boy who had so many hoping and praying he’d be found safe. I pray God will give Noah’s Mummy, family and friends the strength they need to carry on. I’m so very sorry for your loss. Looking at that photo breaks my heart, such a beautiful bond between Mother and son, the love pouring out. Hold those precious memories tight, Noah will always be around you. Rest in peace beautiful Noah, your sweet smile will shine brightly forever xox
I cannot begin to imagine your pain. I am truly sorry for the loss of your son Noah. You are in my thoughts. I wish you strength and peace.
RIP beautiful angel.dear god please give noahs mum fiona the strength to try and get through the days and weeks ahead.
In my thoughts and prayers. Xxx
I have no idea the depth of pain you must be in and my words will not come close to easing that pain in any way.
It’s so difficult to understand why something like this happened. I hope and pray that God helps you carry this unbearable burden and gives you strength to carry on.
RIP Noah please god look down of his family and give them some peace. Such a beautiful smile on this lovely boys face. He was obviously surrounded by lots of love and happinesses. Like every other mother across the world I offer my heartfelt prayers and sympathies to Noah’s mum and family. Really there are no words…xx
RIP beautiful ? angel we all prayed so hard that you would be found safe but sadly this was not the case you touched the hearts of thousands you will live on in our hearts ? my heart aches for your mummy and family give her the strength Noah to get through this very sad and tragic time god bless son fly high with the angels you will never be forgotten ? ? ?
No words can express my sincere condolences to you fiona and family circle for the few years my son Caoimhin hung out with noah he will cherish forever,noah was a smart and well mannered young lad i can still see you caoimhin,aiden and Nathan together you were so content i hope god gives your mum the strength to be strong god bless beautiful boy we will never forget you.xx
So sorry to hear of you loss. Love and strength.
Hearfelt condolences to mrs fiona Donohue and entire family circle you are in my prayers ??????????????
Thoughts and prayers for the Donohoe family. May Noah rest in peace ????
My heart is hurting so much for Fiona and Noah ? he was earths angel and now heaven’s angel I really do pray that Fiona can find some peace and comfort ❤️? RIP NOAH you will never be forgotten
Dearest Fiona and family, you have been a shining example of radiant light, a light that will shine down upon you from your most precious child Noah from Heaven, now and always! Noah was a beautiful child who was talented, clever and compassionate! He will live on forever in all our souls and I wish I could help ease your heartache but all we can do is pray and never forget you, Noah and all your family. I pray Our Mother of Perpetual Help with give you strength and comfort for the days ahead and may God stay by your side now and forevermore. For precious Noah your darling boy! ???
I cannot begin to imagine the pain Noah’s mummy and entire family are going through right now. I lit a candle everyday that he would be found safe and returned home to his mummy absolutely heartbroken that this is not the case. My son attends St Malachys and would have seen Noah about school him and all his friends have been on social media all week hoping for better new they like all of use are so upset “he one of us” is what he said to me yesterday please know all our thoughts and prayers are with his mummy and family circle at this time??????RIP Noah
My heart is breaking for the entire family, what a huge loss this is for you all. Lots of love sent from my home to yours at this very difficult time. I wish there was more I could do xxx ?? Rest in peace precious boy ?
Condolences at this very sad time
My heart breaks for you all. I pray that you find the strength to get through this difficult time. You have touched many hearts Noah RIP??????????????
Words cannot express how sorry I am at the loss of your beautiful boy Noah , my heart breaks for you and your family. I pray that you find strength in the memory that Noah lived and loved and the beautiful memories that you he shared together as a mother and son. These memories will keep him with you forever ❤❤
Sincere condolences to Fiona and the entire family circle. I have sons in Year 10 and Year 13 at St. Malachy’s College who knew Noah through class and the Music Department. They told me that Noah was a lovely young man.
We will keep all of you in our prayers. RIP Noah x??
No words can explain what you must be feeling condolences to you all sleep tight Noah ad we will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers ?
Fiona and family I am totally heartbroken for you on the devastating loss of your angel Noah. I’ve been checking and praying for you everyday from Australia and the only solace in this is that he’s with Siobhan looking down on you. Thoughts and condolences to you all xxx
Thinking and praying for Noah’s family at this time. Words are not adequate to convey the devastation visited upon them. I hope with time Noah’s mum will find peace in the cherished memories of her beautiful son.x
RIP Noah ? sleep easy little angel ?❤️?
From one mother to another.
I am struggling to find the words to describe how affected I am over this absolute tragedy.
I am so sorry Fiona.
My boys are Malachians also.
We are carrying you in our hearts.
Oh Fiona I have no words that will comfort you…I’d just like to send my heartfelt condolences to you on the loss of your boy..and what a beautiful boy he was..forever your angel…God bless and comfort you x
Heartfelt sympathy to the Donahoe Family. May God give them the strength and protection.
Yous were my first thought in the morning and my last thought at night ? my heart breaks for all the donohoe family, especially noahs mum ? R.I.P young man, gone to soon ?
Thoughts and prayers with Fiona and the entire family.
My deepest sympathy to Noah’s mother Fiona and family. So very sorry for your loss. No words can convey the sorrow you are carrying on the passing of your son, Noah. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May Jesus and Mary walk with you and give you the strength to continue on life’s journey until you are reunited with your son Noah in our eternal, heavenly home. God bless you and comfort you and may you be surrounded by family and friends to help carry you through this unimaginable pain and heartbreak.
My heart is sore as one mother to another. My home has been consumed with thoughts of you and your baby Noah. His smile would fill a room. My son also attends St Malachys and is feeling the sadness of the loss of a fellow student. There are no words to console you so I won’t even try. Only to say that I will keep you and Noah in my prayers and pray to God that he will help to ease your pain. Much love to you and your family. Noah brought a community together. A credit to you and your family. Take care. Forever in my thoughts. x
Deepest sympathy to fiona and the entire family circle , looking at these pictures of your darling Noah his beautiful smile ,all the posts from everyone in the community truly touching cant begin to imagne the pain of losing a child may god give you the strength to get through these dark days Rest easy beautifulNoah ?
No words can express the sorrow you are experiencing Fiona, the heart ache will be unbearable. All I can do send my love and pray for you to have the strength to bear this unbelievable pain. Your beautiful son smiling face touched us all I am totally and utterly heartbroken for you Fiona. All my love from another heartbroken North Belfast Mother
I am so sorry for your loss. I imagine there is no pain deeper than losing a child. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family at this most difficult time.
Those we love don’t go away. They walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed and very dear.
Sending my love, hugs and prayers to you❤️❤️??
I am so sorry for your loss and that you and your family have to go through this my thoughts and prayers are with you all God bless ❤️❤️❤️
Thinking of Noah’s Family and Friends ??????????????
I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all. RIP Noah ??????????????
My heart is breaking for Fiona and family. May God give them all the strength in the world to help them all over the coming days, weeks, months and years. Noah was a beautiful child taken too soon. Noah may you rest in Peace . ???
I do not know you or Noah but I prayed hard every night that your beautiful boy would get home to you. My heart aches for you. You have a beautiful guardian angel watching over you and I pray he gives you the strength to get through day by day and on your hardest days he sends you little signs to show he’s still with you. I wish there were magic words of comfort, I wish there was more I/we could’ve done. Sending my heartfelt thoughts and prayers to you and your beautiful son Noah,, who’s smile (just like his mummy’s) would melt the hardest of hearts. ??
So so sorry for your loss!
#Jonah appeared to be a lovely inspirational lad, and no words will replace him, but hopefully keeping you and your family circle in thoughts & prayers!
So so sorry for your loss!
#Jonah appeared to be a lovely inspirational lad, and no words will replace him, but hopefully keeping you and your family circle in thoughts & prayers!
I cannot comprehend what you are going through. I didn’t know Noah, but my heart ached at the thought of him away from you. He was my last thought before bed and first in the morning…I cant even begin to imagine what this week has been like for you. I joined the search because I just wanted to do something .. anything to help and show support. There are simply no words… I prayed every day for a different outcome than this. I pray now you all can get through this impossible time. Rest in peace Noah ??????????????
RIP little noah, may god give your mummy a beautiful guardian angel . I’m so so sorry for your loss ❤❤❤
I am absolutely heart broken for you Fiona and Noah’s family. I hardly slept all week constantly checking for updates, praying with everything I had he would be found well. I don’t know how you move forward from this but I hope n pray you can. Luv from west Belfast
We tried in vain to help find Noah our hearts are sore that we didnt get the outcome we wanted as a Mother i cant even begin to imagine what you are going through. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel ??
I am so so so sorry to read of your loss petal. Noah was a very special wee man, with a beautiful kind soul.
You are in my thoughts n prayers.
Noah, my darling Rest In Peace wee man.
With Much love, tears n sympathy
(Colleague Dermatology Lincoln County Hospital)
What can anyone say? My heart breaks for Noah’s mummy…. she’s experiencing grief that no mother should have to face…. unimaginable grief ! I just pray that Fiona & the Donohoe Family find the resilience to get past the dark days, weeks & years ahead. I think every heart in Northern Ireland & beyond was shattered yesterday. Here in Fiona’s home town of Strabane we are a community in mourning…. we are all hurting for her hurt, we are devastated! Sleep tight Angel Noah, look after your mummy, your grandparents, your aunties & uncles and your cousins…. too young to fly, too good to walk the earth…???
I am so terribly sorry about what happened to your beautiful son, Noah. Your pain is unimaginable and so unfair. We are all praying for you and thinking of you at this awful time in your life.
Michelle Forbes x
Devastated for you all ,we pray that you find the strength to get through this ! You are all in our thoughts and prayers ! From Estrelle’s friends Bronagh and Allie ?
I cannot begin to imagine what this family are going through. My heart breaks for you and my thoughts and prayers are with you all. RIP Noah, fly high with the angels ❤
My heart breaks for you and your family. God bless you all and try and feel comfort that Noah is with our god now . RIP sweet young man and remember that.Hugs and prayers from USA Xoxo
Cannot comprehend the pain you are going through at this time May God give you strength to get through the dark days ahead i remember Noah from when you lived in Ballycolman a wee smiling angel then and now smiling down on you he will watch over you and your family
There is nothing I can say or do, that will stop your heart from breaking!
Just know your in my thoughts and prayers!
Fly high Noah! ?
My heart is broken and I’m destroyed, I had the privilege of knowing Fiona and Noah as a neighbour, Noah was an outstanding boy, with impeccable manners, a shy, sensitive child, a total credit to his mother, I’ve no words, the heartache I feel for his mum and family, may noah rest in eternal peace in heaven with the angels, praying hard for fiona and her family, godbless you all from Lynn and boys xo
Fiona and Noah have touched the hearts of everyone in Ireland. A gorgeous boy inside and out taken too soon. I hope the love shown by everyone will help Fiona and the Donohoe family. RIP Noah you have left a beautiful mark of love on the world ?
Sincere condolences to the entire Donohoe family at this very sad time. May your beautiful boy Rest In Peace.
My heart is broken for you all, deepest sympathy ?
My thoughts and prayers are with Fiona and the extended family at this very sad time. May your beautiful boy fly with the angels and forever Rest in Peace ???❤️
Can’t imagine what the family are going through, god bless them ?. RIP Noah, heaven has gained an angel ??????????????
As a grieving mother myself…. if in at anytime u need too talk too someone just reach out and I will be there…. im sending you lots off hugs and prayers for the upcoming days weeks months years ahead……
Our hearts and prayers go out to Fiona and all the Donohoe family . Words are not enough at this time .sending u our love and support . From your cousin Brian , Anne & family in co. Clare xxxx???
Thoughts and prayers with Fiona and the entire family.
Thinking of you and all the family on the loss of your beautiful boy. ❤️
My heart aches for you on the loss of your beautiful boy. May he be at peace Xx
“Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.”
RIP Noah ?
With deepest sympathy to Fiona Donohoe and family
I’m hoping the family can find some peace again.
R.I.P beautiful child.
My heart breaks for you and your family,as a mother of 3 ,I can only imagine what you may be feeling ,I pray for you and for your beautiful son ,may you some day find peace ,I’m truly sorry for your loss ,R.I.P. Noah ❤.
Our hearts go out to Fiona and her family such a beautiful boy who touched the hearts of the nation Sleep easy beautiful angel and give ur mammy and family strength in the hard times ahead ?
Myself, my family and friends are so sorry for your loss. We hoped with all our hearts that Noah would be found safe. My son would be on the same bus as Noah coming home from St Malachy’s sometimes. We can’t imagine what your feeling but please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. RIP young Noah.
To the Donohoe family circle, the most painful goodbyes are the ones that are left unsaid and never explained , my heart-felt sympathy to yous all, Noah touched so many hearts we felt your pain and prayed everyday for a positive outcome im so sorry this wasn’t to be, I will pray for your strength ? ?
Nothing I can say to convey my sorrow for your loss. May you find strength to carry you through this dark hour.
“Life ends, love goes on forever” Noah, sleep tight and look down on your Mum & family and keep them safe. Help them through this. God bless ?
Sending the Donohoe family my sincere sympathy ,as a grandmother of a 14 year old boy who attends st Malachy’s college , my heart is breaking for you Fiona ,your beautiful boy is now at peace with the angels ,i pray that God gives you the strength to get through this nightmare , you are in my thoughts and prayers ,God bless ❤
I am so sorry for your loss. There is nothing I can say that will turn back time but I pray that the future will bring you peace. In time, we will all meet again! RIP Noah!