Mourners attending the funeral of Danielle McLaughlin have been asked to snub the traditional dark colours and wear vibrant colours instead.

Danielle McLaughlin

The young Buncrana woman was murdered two weeks ago in Goa, India. The 28-year-old had been travelling in the country and celebrating the Holi festival of colours in the region when her life was cut short.

Friends of Danielle will say a final farewell to her tomorrow following her funeral mass at Cockhill Chapel.

Friends Christy Duffy and Louise McMenamin said Danielle’s wish would have been that she was remembered as “bright and vibrant.”

“Friends of Danielle have asked those attending her funeral not to abide by the usual dress code of black and that in order to celebrate the life of such a bright and vibrant young girl, that an effort should be made instead to match this brightness by wearing vibrant colours.”

Danielle arrived home in Buncrana on Monday evening last.

She is to be buried in a wicker coffin which has been adorned with multi-coloured flowers.

And now her friends say they want to honour her in a way which she would have liked.