Cara M. Loughran

PARKLAND, FL, U.S.A.

STUDENT, IRISH DANCER, MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS H.S., PARKLAND, FL

02/14/2018, PARKLAND, FL, U.S.A.


Cara Loughran was born February 21,2003.

Freshman Cara Loughran “was a beautiful soul and always had a smile on her face,”according to the Drake School of Irish Dance in South Florida where Cara was a cherished member. Please keep the Loughran family and the rest of our dance family in your thoughts and prayers.

After the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting dancers at Irish dance schools around the country wore purple ribbons – one of Cara’s favorite colors- in her honor.

Cara, survived by her parents and her older brother, “was an excellent student” who loved her 8-year-old nieces, stated her aunt, Lindsay Fontana.

“We are absolutely gutted,” she wrote.

“I never got to say goodbye to her,” Cara’s friend, Mackenzie Mirsky, . “I can’t close my eyes without thinking of my friend.”

Cara loved Irish dancing and going to the beach.

Cara Loughran was only 14, a high school freshman, but she already had a shared passion with an NFL running back. Both Cara and Baltimore Ravens’ Alex Collins had studied Irish dance at Coral Springs’ Drake School of Irish Dance in South Florida.

Cara was a wonderful kid with big dreams. As an honor roll student, her passions revolved around family, friends, gymnastics, surfing and Irish dancing

Cara is survived by her father Damian, mother Denise, brother Liam, and family in Ireland.

“RIP Cara, and fly with the angels. You will be greatly missed, and we will always love you and celebrate your beautiful life.”