Dunkineely crash victim to be laid to rest on Saturday

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The man who died in a two car collision on the N15 near Barnemore Gap on Wednesday afternoon has been named.

George McCallig was travelling southbound when his car was involved with a second car travelling in the opposite direction at around 3.30pm approximately 7km north of Donegal town. He was pronounced dead at the scene and his remains were taken to Letterkenny General Hospital.

A 64-year-old woman, the sole occupant of the second car, was taken to Letterkenny General Hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening, a garda spokesperson said.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact them in Donegal Town on 074 974 0190, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

Deceased was a fisherman, born into a well-known fishing family from St John’s Point. He took up cattle farming on his retirement, back on the family lands at the Point and got great enjoyment from it.

A family friend described the 83-year-old father of six as “an intelligent, very hard-working, outgoing and kind man”.

He was also a big GAA fan, most particularly a supporter of the local club Naomh Ultan. The club’s 40th anniversary celebrations will go ahead this weekend, after a spokesperson from the family told the club that was what they wanted.

Removal of remains from Shovlins Funeral Home in Ardara today at 5.30pm, going via Ardaghey to his late residence in Dunkineely.

Funeral mass takes place on Saturday at 11am in the Church of Saint Joseph & Saint Conal, Bruckless with interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.




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