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09th Oct 2022

How to support those affected by the tragedy in Creeslough

Funds will be donated to the families of the deceased.

A fundraiser has been set up to support those affected by the explosion in Creeslough.

A Donegal man living in Australia has launched the fundraiser to help the families of the deceased as well as the injured.

He explained that he wanted to help support his community after hearing about the tragic news on October 7th.

Gerard McFadden confirmed that all funds raised will be donated to the victims’ families as well as the injured. Over €160,000 has been raised so far.

You can donate here.

An Post is also accepting donations. An Post has set up a Creeslough Community Support Fund at all post offices. From tomorrow, October 10th, people can donate to the fund which will support the Irish Red Cross.

An Post stated;

“The An Post board, management, and staff across Ireland send their deepest sympathies, thoughts, and prayers to all those who have lost loved ones in the Cresslough tragedy, to those who are injured, to the Postmistress and Post Office staff and all the Creeslough community.”

10 people lost their lives in the tragic explosion on Friday, October 7th.

An Garda Síochána confirmed the identities of the victims this afternoon.

They have been named as James O Flaherty, 48 years, Jessica Gallagher, 24 years, Martin McGill, 49 years, Catherine O Donnell, 39 years, and her son James Monaghan, 13 years, Hugh Kelly, 59 years, Martina Martin, 49 years, Robert Garwe, 50 years and his daughter Shauna Flanagan Garwe, 5 years and Leona Harper, 14 years.

Our deepest sympathies are with the people of Cresslough, the victims’ families, the injured, and our emergency services.