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Sunday 1 October 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# creeslough

This year
'Unbelievable' - The growth of women's football in Creeslough, Dunfanaghy and rural Donegal
From non-existence to over 60 underage players in a few short months, it’s been a remarkable rise for the small villages.
Search and rescue dogs from Co Down prepare for deployment in Turkey to help in disaster zone
Ryan Gray, of the K9 Search and Rescue charity, said they have been preparing since hearing news of the earthquakes on Monday.
TG4 confirms its documentary on Creeslough tragedy will air tonight as planned
The father of one of the ten victims has questioned the timing of the documentary, which is due to air tonight.
Family of two Creeslough victims asks TG4 to postpone documentary
The TG4 programme about the rescue response to the tragedy is due to air tomorrow.
Truck run organised by one of the first responders to Creeslough tragedy taking place today
It’s being organised by Colin Kilpatrick, who was one of the first people on the scene the day of the explosion.
Together for Creeslough concert an opportunity to 'look forward with hope'
Last night’s concert in Letterkenny began with a reflection to honour the ten people who died in the explosion.
Last year
Donations to Irish Red Cross reached €42 million for the crisis in Ukraine
A further €1.6 million was donated towards victims of the Creeslough tragedy.
President pays tribute to Private Sean Rooney and Creeslough victims in Christmas speech
The president highlighted Ireland’s solidarity with Ukrainian refugees spending their first Christmas away from home.
Gardaí have concluded their examination of Creeslough blast site
Forensic scientists and engineering experts were examining the site in Donegal since 7 October.
Businesses affected by Creeslough blast to receive grants to repair damage
Emergency funding is to be made available for firms and community groups affected by the explosion which claimed 10 lives.
Gardaí granted extension to continue to preserve scene of the Creeslough explosion
Over 500 lines of enquiry have been actioned and a large amount of CCTV is being reviewed.
Therapist: A reflection on Creeslough and the grief of a community
Mary Spring looks at the grief endured by the people of Creeslough after the explosion.
Josepha Madigan apologises for tweet in immediate aftermath of Creeslough explosion
She has admitted she should not have sent the tweet.
'They were always together': Funeral of Robert Garwe and Shauna Flanagan Garwe takes place
The funeral mass for Robert and five-year-old Shauna, the youngest victim of the tragedy, was held this morning.
Creeslough explosion victim Hugh Kelly was in remission after cancer battle, funeral hears
Mourners lined the streets of the rural village to say goodbye to a member of their community for the fourth day in a row.
Funeral services for Creeslough explosion victims Martina Martin and Leona Harper take place
Ten people died in the tragedy in Creeslough on Friday. They ranged in age from five to 59.
People of Creeslough showing great example of solidarity, Higgins says, as funerals take place
The funeral services for James O’Flaherty, Catherine O’Donnell and James Monaghan are taking place today.
UK Labour leader offers condolences to Creeslough families on second day of funerals
Starmer said that Donegal is a special place for his family
'That goal... I'm dedicating it to those 10 beautiful souls who perished on Friday' - Barrett
Donegal native Amber Barrett was Ireland’s matchwinner against Scotland.
'It would touch anybody's heart': Creeslough comes together for the first of 10 funerals
The community of Creeslough stood in solidarity for the funerals of Jessical Gallagher and Martin McGill.
Irish Red Cross fund to support Creeslough community raises €352,000 in first 24 hours
The Irish Red Cross set up the Creaslough Communtity Support Fund, with the support of An Post and Applegreen
Taoiseach: Winter eviction ban still being considered, but is 'not the solution' to homeless crisis
The Dáil also paid tribute to the victims of the Creeslough explosion.
'We do not have words to explain it': First funerals for victims of Creeslough explosion take place
Separate funeral masses will be held for Jessica Gallagher (24) and Martin McGill (49) at St Michael’s Church.
Humanitarian aid to be provided to families impacted by Creeslough explosion
Cabinet agreed to expand the scheme to aid households impacted by the tragedy.
'It is prayer and community that is carrying us': Creeslough comes to terms with tragedy
The first funeral for one of the 10 victims is due to take place today.
Creeslough parish priest says community thankful for support during 'tsumani of grief'
The first of the funerals for the ten victims are taking place this week.
The lives and loves of the 10 Creeslough locals lost in tragedy
Tributes have been paid to the victims of the explosion, who ranged from the age of five to 59.
First at the scene: 'There were people crying for help. We just tore into what we could'
Bernard McGinley talks to The Journal’s Diarmuid Pepper in Creeslough.
Vigil for Creeslough victims takes place as tributes continue to pour in
Dozens of people stood in the rain to pay their respects, with several musical tributes.
'Our focus is on being there': The coffee shop helping locals process the Creeslough tragedy
Café owner Siobhan Carr said it has been a huge community effort since Friday.
'A nightmare of shock and horror': Bishop reflects on tragic Creeslough explosion
Ten candles have been lit to honour the ten people who lost their lives in Friday’s explosion.
Gardaí name the 10 victims of Creeslough explosion
10 people were killed in the explosion in a filling station.
Creeslough woman: 'Our small community is shell-shocked - we will never be the same again'
Marie Duffy says the whole community is shocked to its core after Friday’s explosion and the tragic loss of so many.
Teenage victim named as Creeslough locals gathered for remembrance service
The service was attended by the Taoiseach and Tánaiste among other political figures.
A village - its heart ripped out - struggles to comprehend the scale of tragedy
Locals say there’s no-one in the community who won’t know someone who died in the blast.
Death toll from Creeslough tragedy at 10, search for victims now concluded
Emergency services are not expecting any more fatalities from the site, reporters were told.
Country in shock after 'terrible tragedy' in Donegal, says President
President Michael D Higgins offered his condolences to the community in Creeslough.
Creeslough explosion death toll rises to nine as search and recovery operation continues
The explosion occurred in the Creeslough area of Donegal at around 3.15pm yesterday.
Emergency services to 'work through the night' following Donegal blast
At least three people have been confirmed dead so far.
At least three people have died in Donegal service station explosion as rescue efforts continue
Several people are understood to be trapped under the rubble.