Tree felling tragedy victim to be buried tomorrow

The funeral of Termon father-of-five, Danny Gallagher who was tragically killed in a tree felling accident last Saturday will be laid to rest tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday).

The funeral of Termon father-of-five, Danny Gallagher who was tragically killed in a tree felling accident last Saturday will be laid to rest tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday).

He will be laid to rest following requiem Mass at 12 noon on Wednesday in St Columba’s Church in Termon with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Yesterday afternoon a large crowd attended the removal of 48-year-old Mr Gallagher’s remains from Letterkenny General Hospital where he was brought to his family home for his wake.

The tight knit community of Termon and its surrounds has seen an huge outpouring of grief at the sudden death of ESB worker Mr. Gallagher, a popular and well-known figure in his local community.

He was seriously injured while felling trees in an area close to his home at approximately 1pm on Saturday.

It is understood he was working with his brother when accident occurred.

Emergency Services rushed to the scene but he was pronounced dead a short time later.

It is understood a post-mortem on the victim took place at Letterkenny General Hospital yesterday.

A full investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident is expected to be carried out.

Speaking at the weekend a spokesman for Milford Gardai said they are treating the matter as a tragic accident.

Mr Gallagher comes from a very well known family in the Doon Rock area of Termon who were being consoled by friends and family at their family home over the weekend.

His children range in age from two to 19 years of age.