Damien Geoghegan, Mayor of Waterford, said that the residents were dazed by the death of their baby girl.
“It was very sad news to wake up to this morning that a three-month-old child had lost her life in such tragic circumstances,” he said.
‘It has rocked the community here in west Waterford and particularly in the village of Clashmore, which is a lovely, quiet, rural village in west Waterford.
‘My sympathies certainly go to the family and everybody’s thoughts and prayers will be with them in the coming days and weeks and months ahead.
‘People are just stunned today at the news – everybody is just really, really saddened.’
Forensics continued to work at the scene on Monday and an inquest will be held at a later date.