01 Dec 2021

Dual carriageway crash victims laid to rest in Letterkenny

Priest appeals for road users to respect the roads

Dual carriageway crash victims laid to rest in Letterkenny

The two young men who died in a two vehicle collision on the dual carriageway on the outskirts of Letterkenny were laid to rest this afternoon.

Dermot Boyle Murphy, 19, and Barney McGinley, 28, both died as a result of being involved in a road collision at Trimragh, on the outskirts of Letterkenny during the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The funeral Mass of Dermot Boyle, known to his friends as ‘Murphy’, took place in the Church of the Irish Martyrs in Letterkenny at noon, while the funeral Mass of Barney McGinley took place in St. Eunan’s Cathedral at 3pm.

Father Brian Quinn told those gathered at for the funeral Mass of Dermot Boyle that he will always recall the cries of seven-year-old Rebecca who had lost her only brother.

During the moving service, Fr. Quinn told those gathered that “life has changed so much in the last few days.”

Many of those who were in attendance at the funeral Mass at noon were also present for the funeral Mass which was held in St. Eunan’s Cathedral.

The Mass was celebrated by Fr. Eamonn Kelly and concelebrated by Fr. Eamonn McLaughlin.

Father Kelly told mourners there was “no fast forward button” that they could push that would ease the emptiness and the heartache that they felt.

He spoke of how people have been left shattered as a result of the deaths that have occurred in Donegal over the past few days and urged people to respect our roads.

Meanwhile, the three young people who died in the two car collision at Corrovaddy outside Letterkenny at around one o'clock on Thursday morning will be laid to rest tomorrow.

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