Carriage Hostel owner passes away

The owner of the well-known Carriage Hostel at Corcreggan, just outside Dunfanaghy, passed away last weekend.

The owner of the well-known Carriage Hostel at Corcreggan, just outside Dunfanaghy, passed away last weekend.

63-year-old Desmond Donnellan died in Letterkenny General Hospital on Sunday after falling ill the previous week.

Known locally as a warm and friendly character, Mr Donnellan was originally from Wicklow and had lived both in England and Spain for many years prior to settling in the Dunfanaghy area.

He ran the distinctive hostel, which features old railway carriages as bedrooms, for the last five years.

He is survived by his daughters Monika and Allicia.

He will be laid to rest tomorrow, Friday in Holy Cross Cemetery Dunfanaghy after a service at the Eternal Light Chapel of Rest, Mountain Top, Letterkenny at 2pm. His removal from there takes place at 3pm.