The worst drownings ever to occur on Rossnowlagh beach was marked on Saturday last when the family of the victims visited the scene and placed flowers in a poignant vigil at the scene.
Three lives were lost on that fateful Saturday fifty years ago - Harry McDonnell (13), his brother Robert (12) and Sean Donoghue (13) drowned on the evening they arrived in Rossnowlagh while on holiday with a group of 45 boys from St Xavier's Orphanage in Dublin.
In a poignant but simple ceremony members of the family visited the scene of the tragedy for the first time.
See Thursday’s edition of the Donegal Democrat.
*Pictured the Donegal Democrat's report from 1966.