Three people who tragically lost their young lives in a road traffic collision were laid to rest today.
Teresa Robinson, 20, Kalem Murphy, 18, and Steven McCafferty, 18, were killed in the road traffic collision which took place at Corravaddy, outside Letterkenny, during the early hours of Thursday morning. A fourth person who was involved in the incident remains in hospital.
Teresa Robinson, mother of two, was laid to rest following a funeral Mass which took place at St. Patrick's Church, Cross Roads, Killygordon.
Father Patrick Arkinson P.P. told those gathered that Teresa had obtained an opportunity for further study and was hoping to secure
future employment as a result. Teresa would have celebrated her 21st birthday on Saturday night last.
The funeral of Kaylem Murphy took place in Glenfin this morning, where a large crowd gathered to pay their final respects.
Speaking at his Requiem Mass in Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Church Glenfin, Fr. Lorcan Sharkey remarked how Kaylem, late of Cloghan Mór, would not have been 19 until September 17th next and he only “stood so briefly on the edge of adulthood”.
He added that a great deal can change in a short space of time and there has been great sadness across the county at the recent tragedies.
Today at noon, Steven McCafferty was laid to rest following an emotional funeral Mass in St. Eunan's Cathedral in Letterkenny.
Father Eamonn Kelly told those gathered that Steven was an ordinary fun-loving and talented young man.
"He played hurling to a good standard, had hoped to start a course for mechanical work and was a fine singer," he said.
All three priests reminded people of the fragility of life and urged communities to support those who are grieving.