Funeral arrangements of Derry hill-walker announced

By Dionne Meehan

THE funeral of a Derry hill-walker, who died in Donegal at the weekend, is set to take place on Thursday in St. Mary’s Church, Creggan at 11am.

Brian Campbell, of 42 Woodbrook West, died following a fall while he was walking in the Poisoned Glen area of Dunlewey on Saturday, April 20.


This comes after Gardaí and local services were notified of an incident involving two hill walkers in Dunlewey around 1pm on Saturday.

“One of the individuals, a male in his late 50s, sustained fatal injuries after a fall,” a spokesperson from An Garda Síochána said.

Taking to social media on Monday night, Donegal Mountain Rescue said Mr Campbell’s death was a “catastrophic accident”.

“Once more information was obtained, it was established that there had been a catastrophic accident involving two climbers, one of which had not survived.

“Rescue 118 was tasked to the scene as the DMRT hasty team made their way to the rendezvous point.

“As members of the team approached the casualty’s location, Rescue 118 was already on scene and, after a difficult and technical extraction, airlifted the second casualty to Letterkenny Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

“The team’s rope technicians proceeded to set up two complex rope systems in order to recover the remaining casualty.


“They maneuvered the stretcher back to the RV point where AGS and NAS were waiting.

“The team was stood down at 22:59 hours,” a spokesperson said.

Donegal Mountain Rescue extended their deepest and most heartfelt condolences to Mr Campbell’s family and friends.

“We wish to express our sincerest thanks to everyone involved in this difficult and hugely technical incident, including Rescue 118 , An Garda Síochána and National Ambulance Service (NAS),” a spokesperson concluded.

Mr Campbell’s funeral will leave his home on Thursday morning at 10.20am going to St. Mary’s Church, Creggan for Requiem Mass at 11 am.

Internment afterward in the City Cemetery.

Mr Campbell is predeceased by his mother Agnes.

He is dearly loved and sadly missed by his wife Donna, children Caomhán and Nicole, siblings Pauline, Donna, Paul, Jacqueline, Neil and Stephen, his wider family circle and his friends.

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