Woman fatally stabbed in NYC bar was ‘sweet innocent’ worker from Ireland whose beau killed her and then turned the knife on himself

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Written By Maya Cantina
  • Sarah McNally, 41, was stabbed in the neck at The Ceili House in Queens
  • Source said her boyfriend came into the bar she worked at and attacked her
  • A neighbor described McNally as a ‘sweet innocent’ woman from Ireland

An Irish woman was reportedly stabbed to death by her boyfriend inside the New York City bar she worked at.

Sarah McNally, 41, was stabbed in the neck at The Ceili House in Queens on Saturday, according to a New York City Police spokesperson.

When police arrived around 6:34 p.m., McNally and an unidentified man with stab wounds to the back and neck were found at the scene.

It is unknown what caused the incident, but sources told The New York Post McNally’s boyfriend was the attacker.

‘She was just standing there talking, her boyfriend came in and he just walked right in and stabbed her,’ an unidentified female witness said.

‘Then he started trying to stab himself. Horrible. Just horrible.’

Sarah McNally, 41, was stabbed in the neck at The Ceili House in Queens on Saturday

The suspect allegedly had a knife in each hand and was bleeding from self-inflicted wounds when police arrived. Officers told him to drop his weapons and tasered him when he refused to comply.

Both individuals were taken to NYC Health and Hospitals in Elmhurst in critical condition where McNally died from her injuries. 

NYPD said the investigation remains ongoing and no arrest have been made.

McNally, who is from Longford, Ireland, had reportedly been living with her boyfriend and had no history of domestic violence. 

McNally (left), who is from Longford, Ireland, had reportedly been living with her boyfriend and had no history of domestic violence

McNally (left), who is from Longford, Ireland, had reportedly been living with her boyfriend and had no history of domestic violence

It is unknown what caused the incident, but sources said McNally's boyfriend was the attacker

It is unknown what caused the incident, but sources said McNally’s boyfriend was the attacker

Mike Lambe, a 62-year-old who lives in the neighborhood told The Post she was a ‘sweet, innocent girl from Longford’ who had worked at the bar for less than a year.

McNally’s aunt, Mary McNally wrote a touching post on Facebook acknowledging her death. 

‘Rest in peace my beautiful niece Sarah, we are heart broken, love you always.’ 

Longford Municipal District Cathaoirleach Cllr Martin Monahan told the Irish Independent: ‘The people of Longford will be saddened and shocked by the sudden demise of a young life, someone who has made a life for herself in New York.’

‘For such a young life to be so tragically ended in such violent circumstances, our thoughts and prayers go out to the people in the Queens area of New York that new her and her mother and father in Longford as well as her extended family.’

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