The ten people who died in the Creeslough explosion have been formally named.

They are Catherine O’Donnell, 39, and her 14-year-old son James Monaghan.

Robert Garwe, 50, and his five-year-old daughter Shauna Flanagan Garwe.

Leona Harper, aged 14

Jessica Gallagher, aged 24

James O’Flaherty, aged 48

Martin McGill, aged 49

Martina Martin, aged 49

Hugh Kelly, aged 59

Tributes are pouring in for all victims as the Creeslough community and the wider nation come to terms with the devastating events of Friday afternoon.

One man in his 20s remains in a critical condition in St. James Hospital, Dublin.  The 7 other surviving casualties continue to receive treatment in Letterkenny University Hospital and remain in stable condition.

Superintendent Liam Geraghty said that all victims are local: “It is a huge impact to a small local community, they are all local people, they are all people who are involved in the community, they were all shopping in their local shop. The schools, the GAA, the local church are going to be severely impacted by this. They are a very strong community as we’ve seen here on Friday afternoon, I am sure the community will come together and will support each other.”

Funeral details are also being confirmed, with Funeral Masses to begin from Tuesday.

Jessica Gallagher

Jessica Gallagher of Killoughcarran, Creeslough.

The 24-year-old fashion designer will be laid to rest in her home village of Creeslough on Tuesday morning following Funeral Mass at St. Michael’s Church at 11am.

Ms Gallagher, a fashion and marketing graduate, was due to begin a new job in Belfast today.

She had a promising career ahead, having studied fashion at the International Fashion Academy in Paris and in Shanghai.

Jessica was visiting her boyfriend in Creeslough when the tragic incident occurred. Her partner remains in critical condition in Dublin with severe injuries.

The Loreto Letterkenny school community issued a tribute to their ‘beautiful past pupil’ and said: “May she rest in eternal peace. Sending love and deepest sympathy to the Creeslough community.”

Obituary Notice: 

The tragic death has taken place of Jessica Gallagher, Killoughcarran, Creeslough.

House strictly private to family, neighbours and friends only.

Funeral Mass in St. Michael’s Church, Creeslough, tomorrow morning, Tuesday, October 11th at 11am with interment afterwards in Doe Cemetery.

Funeral Mass can be viewed live on

Family flowers only please, donations in lieu, if desired, to the Donegal Hospice.

James O’Flaherty, 48, of Rinclevan, Dunfanaghy, originally from Sydney, Australia, will be laid to rest on Wednesday in St. Mary’s Church in Derrybeg, with internment afterwards in Magheragallon Cemetery.

Deeply regretted and sadly missed by his loving wife Tracey (née O’Donnell), son Hamish, brother John, sister-in-law Serena and children Amber & Ebony (O’Flaherty), mother-in-law & father-in-law Margaret & Patrick O’Donnell, brother-in-law Odhran O’Donnell & partner Megan, sister-in-law Joanne Devenney & her husband Brian and children Áiria, Seren & Raenah (Devenney).

Removal from the Eternal Light Chapel of Rest, Mountain Top, Letterkenny at 12 noon tomorrow (Mon) to Roarty’s Funeral Home, Derrybeg (F92DN4X).

His remains will repose at the Funeral Home from 1pm to 8pm, with rosary at 8pm and again on Tuesday from 12.30pm to 5.30pm. Removal afterwards to the family home in Dunfanaghy to repose overnight.

Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Derrybeg, on Wednesday (12th) at 11am, with internment afterwards in Magheragallon Cemetery.

The Funeral Mass can be viewed live on Kieran Roarty Funeral Director’s Facebook page.

Family flowers only, please. Donations, in lieu, to the Irish Kidney Association c/o any family member or Kieran Roarty Funeral Director.

Martin McGill, aged 49, was an avid Celtic fan and a devoted son.

Originally from Scotland, Martin had moved to Donegal to care for his elderly mother. He was well-known in the community and local pharmacist Fergus Brennan recalled Martin visiting Brennan’s pharmacy regular as he cared for his parents.

It is understood that Martin had visited the Applegreen store to withdraw cash from an ATM when the tragic events occurred.

His obituary notice reads: 

The tragic death has occurred, in Creeslough, of Martin McGill.  Sadly missed by his mother Mary, sisters Marie Louise and Caroline, brothers in law, Mathew and Iain, nieces and nephews and extended family and friends. Predeceased by his father Joseph.

His remains will be reposing at his mother’s residence at 3 St. Michael’s Terrace, Creeslough from 11.00 a.m. Monday, 10th October 2022; Family time please from 10 p.m. to 11 a.m. Funeral Mass on Tuesday 11th October at 2 p.m. in St Michael’s Church, Creeslough with burial afterwards in Doe Cemetery.

Mass can be viewed on