Funeral of Ramelton’s Paul Mooney to take place tomorrow

By Dionne Meehan

THE funeral will take place in Ramelton on Friday morning of Paul Mooney who died tragically in a road collision on Monday evening in Manorcunningham.

The talented musician from Glen Lower, Ramelton, died in a two-car collision on the N14 Letterkenny to Lifford Road at Carrickballydoey at around 7pm on Monday.


Both drivers of the vehicles were removed from the scene to Letterkenny University Hospital where they were treated for their injuries which are believed to be non-life threatening.

With a dark cloud over Ramelton and the wider area since the tragic loss of Paul, Cllr Pauric McGarvey said there has been a numbness in the town since the news began filtering through.

“Our sympathies are with the Mooney and McDaid families. Any time is a terrible time, but it is more difficult for everyone to deal with at this time of the year,” he said.

With many getting to know Paul  through a love of music and song, tributes have been pouring in on social media.

He has been described as a “gentleman” with a “big heart”.

“We only had the pleasure of knowing you a short time but you were an absolute gentleman and made such an impression,” one person posted.

“Keep blowing up them speakers Paul, rest in peace.”


Pat Muldowney of local band High Heeled Converse, said Paul was an incredibly talented young man who could take a tune out of anything.

“I, like a lot of people, will miss him,” he said.

Mouth Piece Open Mic Night also posted a tribute to social media.

“He was just the nicest guy.

“Genuinely funny, kind, talented and humble.

“This is a genuine shock that will be felt for a long time to come, and my heart goes out to his close friends and family, a sentiment I know is shared by so many within the Donegal music community and beyond,” they concluded.

“You’ll be singing with angels now,” another said.

Paul’s remains are reposing at his home at Glen Lower, Ramelton, F92 F821 today from 11am until 10pm.

Those attending the wake between the hours of 6pm and 9pm are asked to park at St. Mary’s Church, Ramelton and a bus will be provided from there.

Requiem Mass will be celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Ramelton, on Friday at 11am.

Family time on the morning of the funeral.

Burial will take place afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Paul is deeply regretted by his loving parents Morgan and Gwen, partner Nicolle, sisters Maeve and Julianna and their partners Seamus and David, nana Frances, uncles, aunts, cousins, extended family and friends.

Family flowers only. Donations if desired to Elevate 55, The Loft, c/o any family member or Patrick Sweeney Funeral Directors.
appeal for witnesses

Meanwhile, Gardaí continue to appeal for any witnesses to Monday’s collision to come forward.

“Any road users who were on the N14, on Monday evening between 6.30pm and 7pm and who may have camera footage (including dash cam) is asked to make this available to investigating Gardaí.

“Anyone with information in relation to this collision is asked to contact Letterkenny Garda Station on 074 916 7100, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station,” a spokesperson said.

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