The bright and beautiful Áine Friel from Fanad will be sadly missed by many.

The Fanad community is in mourning today following the sad passing of Áine Friel. 

Ms Aine Friel, RIP

Ms Friel, who was an inspirational and popular local woman, died on Sunday at the age of 28.

She passed away peacefully at Letterkenny University Hospital.

Ms Friel had countless friends in her local area and beyond, as her positivity and passion touched the lives of everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Born with brittle bone disease, Ms Friel was passionate about promoting equal rights for people with disabilities. She lived independently in Fanad and was also a keen ambassador for the area through her beautiful photography.

She was well-known for her bright smile, her upbeat spirit, her advocacy and, of course, her style.

She is predeceased by her parents Emmanuel and Margaret and her sister Shiela.

Her funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, 3rd April in her home parish.

Áine’s remains will repose at her home at Cashelprehan, Portsalon from 6pm on Monday evening (1st April).

Removal on Wednesday (3rd April) at 10.30am going to St. Columba’s Church, Massmount, for Requiem Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in the adjoining graveyard. Rosary each night at 9pm.

A memorial bench is being arranged for the Friel family. Donations in lieu of flowers will go towards the placement of this bench c/o Annette Curran or Mc Ateer Funeral Directors.