‘Our hearts are with the victims’ families.’
The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Deirdre Forde will open a Book of Condolence for the victims of the Creeslough tragedy in Cork City Hall today, Monday, October 10th.
Members of the public can pay their respects from 12 noon, leaving a written tribute to the ten lives that were cut tragically short in the horrific explosion at a service station in Creeslough in Co Donegal on Friday.
Among the dead are five-year-old Shauna Flanagan Garwe and her dad Robert Garwe, 50.
Catherine O’Donnell, 39, and her son James Monaghan, 13, Leona Harper, 14, and Jessica Gallagher, 24, were also killed in the blast.
James O’Flaherty, 48, Martin McGill, 49, Martina Martin, 49 and Hugh Kelly, 59 also died in the explosion, which Gardaí are treating as a “tragic accident”.
Ahead of the opening of the Book of Condolences, Lord Mayor Cllr Deirdre Forde, said: “Words cannot express how heartbroken we are all feeling on the tragic loss of lives in the Creeslough community.
“On behalf of the people of Cork, I extend our deepest condolences and sympathies to all those affected by this unimaginable tragedy. Our hearts are with the victims’ family, their friends, and with the wider community in Creeslough.”