Creeslough book of condolences to be installed in the village

The book of condolences which was opened following the Creeslough tragedy is to be installed in the village.

Following the explosion at the Apple Green Service Station which claimed ten lives, Books of Condolence were opened in Creeslough at St. Michael’s Church and at Creeslough Day Centre.

Books of Condolences were also opened in other venues throughout the county and nationwide.


At Monday’s meeting of Donegal County Council, Chief Executive John McLaughlin, acknowledged and thanked everyone who took the time to sign the book or send letters of sympathy.

“Many people signed the book of condolences and we got many letters in too from people all over the world, from Councils and other individuals.

“We are hoping to put the book in Creeslough too long term after we decide how we will best respect Creeslough in a project we are working on as a Council in the future.

“We are holding the book and letters currently but rather than keeping them to ourselves we will put them into Creeslough.

“We will acknowledge them individually where we can,” said Mr McLaughlin.

Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Liam Blaney said many councillors also received letters from people expressing sympathies following the tragedy.

He invited members to submit these letters to the council to be included with the book.


“All messages either via letter or any other way will be submitted and people will be able to see who they came from.

“I would invite any members here who have any letters or messages to forward them to the Chief Executive’s office to be included,” said Cllr Blaney.

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