The People all over, Eire, Stand Together, in Prayer, and Support, for the Victims, and their Families, in Creeslough, Donegal, May they Rest in Peace?

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Creeslough tragedy: During the funerals, the happy shrieks of children in school were heard – too young to understand

Creeslough drew silent again as families and friends paid the first of many tearful farewells

A garda (right) salutes as the hearse carrying Jessica Gallagher arrives at St Michael's Church, Creeslough, for her funeral mass. Photo: Liam McBurney/PA
Mourners at the funeral of Martin McGill, who died last Friday in Creeslough. Photo: Steve Humphreys

A garda (right) salutes as the hearse carrying Jessica Gallagher arrives at St Michael’s Church, Creeslough, for her funeral mass. Photo: Liam McBurney/P

October 12 2022 02:30 AM


Again and again, the waves of grief came crashing down on this small community, savage and relentless. A short distance away, the crystal clear blue surf thundered down on the sandy beaches of Sheephaven Bay. It seemed to mirror, in sympathy, the turmoil of a broken-hearted people.

There was barely time to take a breath between the devastating gathering in the morning for the funeral of Jessica Gallagher when it was time, once again, to reassemble for the funeral of Martin McGill.

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