Homily remembers three Donegal women killed in crash

Homily remembers three Donegal women killed in crash

Thanks were given for the lives of three women who tragically lost their lives in a car crash in Co Louth at their funeral mass at the Church of Saint Joseph and Saint Conal in Donegal.

The three women were travelling home to Bruckless from Dublin Airport and were killed in a three-car collision on July 21, just after a holiday in Turkey.

Fr James Sweeney gave the homily, saying the community “commended the souls of Margaret McGonagle, her daughter Mairead Mundy and friend Rachel Battles to the care and mercy of God”.

He said the community has rallied together in support of all the families involved, and that the “sense of community spirit has brought the parish together helping to provide all the support and assistance we can humanly give”.

The women were remembered as well-known members of the community.

Margaret McGonagle was involved in setting up the Donegal Rape Crisis Centre, and one of her clients thanked her for changing her “life completely”.

“It’s a pleasure to have met you and I have enjoyed every second.  You have inspired me so much and helped me to smile again,” she said.

Her daughter, Mairead Mundy was remembered as a champion Irish dancer, who danced in both the Ulster and All-Ireland competitions.

A man and a six-year-old girl were seriously injured in the collision, and were taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda.