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Declan Holian laid to rest amid devastating scenes

RAMELTON came to a standstill earlier today as hundreds of devastated family and friends gathered in St Mary’s Church to say an emotional farewell to local truck driver, Declan Holian.

Mr Holian (30) died following a collision between his truck and another truck on Monday morning in County Monaghan.

Mourners who gathered together in icy, freezing weather  conditions,  heard how Mr Holian was an “ever smiling” man, who was “always kind, thoughtful and generous” and a “caring and conscientious father”.

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Mr Holian was laid to rest afterwards in New Leck Cemetery, Letterkenny.

See tomorrow’s Donegal News for full coverage.

 

The remains of the late Declan Holian arrive at St. Mary's Church, Ramelton this morning (Thursday).

The remains of the late Declan Holian arrive at St. Mary’s Church, Ramelton this morning (Thursday).

The remains of Declan Holian passes Sean Hegarty & Sons truck yard in Ballyare.

The remains of Declan Holian passes Sean Hegarty & Sons truck yard in Ballyare.

Mourners at St. Mary's Church, Ramelton for the funeral of Declan Holian.

Mourners at St. Mary’s Church, Ramelton for the funeral of Declan Holian.

The remains of the late Declan Holian arrive at St. Mary's Church, Ramelton this morning (Thursday).

The remains of the late Declan Holian arrive at St. Mary’s Church, Ramelton this morning (Thursday).

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