Tragedy strikes family for second time

People across Donegal are in shock with the news of the sudden, tragic death of Shannon Gallagher, the sister of Erin, the 13-year-old from Ballybofey who took her own life in October.

People across Donegal are in shock with the news of the sudden, tragic death of Shannon Gallagher, the sister of Erin, the 13-year-old from Ballybofey who took her own life in October.

Shannon Gallagher (15) was found dead last night at Stranamuck, near Castlefin.

There was a huge outpouring of grief following the death of Erin, and concern at claims that she had been bullied.

Shaun Purcell, CEO of Co. Donegal VEC, which oversees Finn Valley College, the school that both girls attended, released the following statement this morning (Thursday).

“We have just been made aware of the tragic death of Shannon Gallagher RIP, a fourth year student, at Finn Valley College Stranorlar.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, school and community at this sad time.

“This is an extremely difficult time for all concerned. The critical incident team is in place in the school as a support for students and staff.

“We request that the appropriate agencies are allowed the necessary time and space to support the school.”