Electrical fire could have been responsible for tragedy in Falcarragh

Carolyn Farrar

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Carolyn Farrar

Two west Donegal communities have been left stunned this week by the news that a 40-year-old woman died following a fire in her home in Falcarragh.

Two west Donegal communities have been left stunned this week by the news that a 40-year-old woman died following a fire in her home in Falcarragh.

The woman has been identified locally as Bridie McFadden (nee McCahill), originally from Rannafast. A spokesperson for An Garda Siochana said the death was being treated as a tragic accident.

“Everybody is shocked,” said the Very Rev. Michael Herrity, parish priest of Annagry. Father Herrity had been on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta on Sunday, asking listeners to pray for a woman from the parish who had died in Falcarragh.

The alarm was raised at about 9.30 pm on Saturday night, and emergency services arrived at Ms. McFadden’s home at Dunmore Lane, Falcarragh.

The house is a couple of miles outside of Falcarragh, on the Muckish side of the village.

The response team discovered Ms. McFadden’s body in the hallway of the house, and it is understood that her pet dog was found dead beside her.

A Garda spokesperson said there was evidence of a fire in the living room that had extinguished itself some time earlier.

See today’s Donegal Democrat and Donegal People’s Press for more.